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PET scan

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPET scanPET scan /ˈpet skæn/ noun [countable] medical  (positron emission tomography scan) a type of medical test that can produce a picture of areas in your body where cells are very active, for example the brain or where a tumour is growing
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PET scanThe researchers measured the patients' behavioral responses while the PET scan enabled them to estimate the levels of dopamine released.The PET scan studies showed that altering glutamate levels could lead to new ways to treat schizophrenia.
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