Scientists from Berkley lab have built the world’s first PET that is total body positron emission tomography scanner. This is a image managing device that will be changing the way we diagnose and test the cancer and some other diseases. This project was led by a group UC Davis team, that included scientists from Berkley lab and University of Pennsylvania. It has been recently been supported by $15.5 million transformative Research Award from National Health .
Its basic goal is to build a PET scanner that will take images from entire body of the human simultaneously. This is far better than today’s PET scanner and in addition to this it also contain a diagnose pattern to track the trajectory of a disease. A total body scanning will also reduce the patient’s body exposed to the radiation by 40 percent that will be done in approximately 20 to 30 seconds. It contains a radioactive tracer that will be transmitting at the targets where ,metabolic process are specific when the patient is treated.