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Pet and Spect for the Study of Atherosclerotic Diseases in Humans

  • P. Pantano
  • C. Laudani
  • V. Di Piero
  • R. Casati
  • M. Ricci
  • R. M. Moresco
  • F. Fazio
  • G. L. Lenzi
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 219)

Abstract

Emission Tomography (ET) investigates physiological parameters and biochemical reactions in vivo in humans. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is based on x-ray computerized tomography (CT) principles and provides a tomographic representation of tissue radioactivity due to positrons, such as carbon (C-11), oxygen (0-15), nitrogen (N-13), and fluorine (F-18).

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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Pantano
    • 1
  • C. Laudani
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Di Piero
    • 1
  • R. Casati
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Ricci
    • 1
  • R. M. Moresco
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Fazio
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. L. Lenzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SciencesV.le dell’UniversitaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical TechnologiesUniversity of Milan, S. Raffaele InstituteItaly

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