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ERIC Number: EJ1177768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Model PET Scan Activity
Strunk, Amber; Gazdovich, Jennifer; Redouté, Oriane; Reverte, Juan Manuel; Shelley, Samantha; Todorova, Vesela
Physics Teacher, v56 n5 p278-280 May 2018
This paper provides a brief introduction to antimatter and how it, along with other modern physics topics, is utilized in positron emission tomography (PET) scans. It further describes a hands-on activity for students to help them gain an understanding of how PET scans assist in detecting cancer. Modern physics topics provide an exciting way to introduce students to current applications of physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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