Scan, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Child
|Title:||Scan, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Child|
Positron emission tomography (PET) scan; drawing shows a child lying on table that slides through the PET scanner.
Positron emission tomography (PET) scan. The child lies on a table that slides through the PET scanner. The head rest and white strap help the child lie still. A small amount of radioactive glucose (sugar) is injected into the child's vein, and a scanner makes a picture of where the glucose is being used in the body. Cancer cells show up brighter in the picture because they take up more glucose than normal cells do.
|Topics/Categories:||Test or Procedure -- Imaging Procedures|
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||September 4, 2015|
|Date Added:||September 28, 2015|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow