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English definition of “PET scan”

PET scan

noun [C] uk   /ˈpet.skæn/ us  
abbreviation for positron emission tomography scan: a medical test that can produce an image of the brain or of another part of a person's body: The researchers carried out a PET scan to monitor his brain activity.
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