Pet Scan - positron emission tomography

a nuclear medicine imaging technique which produces a three-dimensional image or picture of functional processes in the body. The system detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron emitting tracer, which is introduced into the body on a biologically active molecule. Images of tracer concentration in 3d or 4d space (the 4th dimension being time) within the body are then reconstructed by computer analysis

Cat Scan - Computerized Axial Tomography

A computerized axial tomography scan is an x-ray procedure that combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. Computerized axial tomography is more commonly known by its abbreviated names, CT scan or CAT scan. A CT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body and/or assist in procedures by helping to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments.

A large donut-shaped x-ray machine takes x-ray images at many different angles around the body. These images are processed by a computer to produce cross-sectional pictures of the body. In each of these pictures the body is seen as an x-ray "slice" of the body, which is recorded on a film. This recorded image is called a tomogram. "Computerized Axial Tomography" refers to the recorded tomogram "sections" at different levels of the body.

How to Make your own Cat Scan

Observation 1: Cats Are Very Fast

Observation 2: Cats have a will of their own

Observation 3: Cats Love Treats

Observation 4: Cats make Lousy Scanners