Positron emission tomography - A new approach to brain chemistry

G. M. Bohigian, E. H. Estes, I. R. Friedlander, W. R. Kennedy, J. H. Moxley, P. S. Salva, W. C. Scott, J. H. Skom, R. M. Steinhilber, J. P. Strong, H. N. Wagner, W. R. Hendee, W. T. McGivney, T. C. Doege, J. S. Fowler, E. J. Hoffman, S. M. Larson, H. R. Schelbert, M. Schwaiger

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Abstract

Positron emission tomography permits examination of the chemistry of the brain in living human beings. Until recently, positron emission tomography had been considered a research tool, but it is rapidly moving into clinical practice. This report describes the uses and applications of positron emission tomography in examinations of patients with strokes, epilepsy, malignancies, dementias, and schizophrenia and in basic studies of synaptic neurotransmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2704-2710
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume260
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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