A BRIEF HISTORY OF POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET). Henry N. Wagner, Jr. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3 (July), 1998: pp.213-220

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*Discussion question needs few paragraphs.  Historically, what has been the driving force behind advances made in the field of medicine?
  Who first proved the existence of positrons, and in what year?
  A major step forward in positron emission tomography was made in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the development of ______________________.
  Where and when was the first medical cyclotron for clinical use built?
  Which organ of the body was first to be imaged with 18F-FDG PET?
  Why do many types of cancers demonstrate increased 18F-FDG uptake?
  List 2 modifications made to a SPECT camera to enable molecular coincidence detection.
  Which 3 medicine specialties make most use of PET?   

Discussion: Why do you think it took over 50 years for PET to evolve, from cyclotron invention to clinical applications? 

To maintain its role in modern 

diagnostic medicine, what new developments do you envisage for PET?