PET Scan of Brain Tumor

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Title: PET Scan of Brain Tumor
Description: A PET scan (positron emission tomography) of a 62 year old man with a brain tumor classified as a grade III astrocytoma. The PET scan displays an increased glucose metabolic rate shown by the irregular bright white area in the center of the scan.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Brain Cancer
Test or Procedure -- Imaging Procedures
Type: Color, Other
Source: Dr. Giovanni Dichiro, Neuroimaging Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-0000-3637
Date Created: Unknown
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.