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Spying on Cancer with PET Scans

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Description FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience article. The article describes how positron emission tomography (PET) was developed and how it has revolutionized modern medicine, including allowing physicians to see the metabolic signs of diseases such as cancer.
Type of Resource Journal Article/Issue
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
Margie Patlak, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Development Date July 1, 2011
Grade/Age Levels High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
General Public
Informal Education
National Science
Educational Standards
Historical perspectives (9-12), Science as a human endeavor (K-12)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By Journal Board
Review Date Reviewed at time of publication
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