Professor Henry Huang

Positron Emission Tomography for Measuring Biological Functions

Abstract: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is an imaging technique that
can non-invasively provide information on biological functions.  Use
of the technique for clinical diagnosis, biomedical research, and
pharmaceutical development has been growing rapidly.  The basic principles
that allow PET to have its unique capability will be reviewed.  Examples
will illustrate how techniques in computer sciencecan be used to convert 
physical measurements to biological information.