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On Positron Emission Tomography and Proton Therapy

1. Introduction

Positron emission tomography (PET) and proton therapy (PT) are two major medical techniques. The former technique is used for diagnostics in oncology, neurology, psychiatry and cardiology, and the latter one for therapy in oncology. Most of the diseases they are applied to appear dominantly in older persons. Hence, these techniques play special roles in lengthening the life cycle and improving its quality.
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