This image is not available for purchase in your country.

PET brain scanner

PET brain scanner

M410/0312

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

HANK MORGAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HANK MORGAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

PET scanning. View of a patient undergoing a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) brain scan. The patient's masked head is passing into the detector of the scanner. Red lights help to align the head. PET scanning is a method used to investigate the metabolic and chemical activity of the brain. A radioactive tracer (usually radiolabelled glucose) is injected into the patient's bloodstream, which is then absorbed by active tissues of the brain. The PET scanner detects photons emitted by the tracer, and produces ''slice'' images of the brain. Here the brain of a sleeping patient is being scanned, to be compared with the brain of an awake patient.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}