Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
- What is PET?
- How it works
What is PET?
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is a medical imaging diagnostic that allows physicians and researchers to see a visual representation of organ function. PET imaging use radiotracers that bind to targeted receptors and allow us to see biochemical reactions within the targeted area. This type of imaging helps to reveal neurological pathways that lead to conditions such as substance addiction. It can also be used to diagnose early changes in biochemistry from diseases before more noticeable physical changes occur, allowing physicians to get an early jumpstart on treatments.