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Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

This resource from the Institute of Physics (IOP) includes information and activities related to Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The video describes how annihilation of electrons and positrons can be used to produce X-rays and image the body to find cancers. The teachers' notes contain an introduction to PET, lesson notes linked to the PowerPoint and a mark scheme for the worksheet. The worksheet contains questions that could be used as a summative test on the topic (10 marks). The PowerPoint contains animated slides to show how radioactive glucose can be made by accelerating a proton beam at a target to change a stable oxygen isotope into an unstable fluorine isotope, leading to a positron emission, annihilation and gamma ray detection.

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