Positron emission tomography (PET)is an imaging technique documented since 1950 and mainly used to produce three-dimensional images of bodies using specialized scanners (see ﬁgure below).
PET is a mix of nuclear and biochemical analysis that provides information about functions and metabolism of the body’s organs, in contrast to computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which show the body’s anatomy and structure.
PET is mainly used to study patients with cancer, heart diseases, and neuropsychiatric diseases.
The PET example models a downscaled version of actual PET using eight detectors through the Nutaq VHS-ADC coupled with a DAC module. This makes the application independent of any other hardware, especially the detectors. The DAC module coupled to the VHS-ADC acts as an output for the detectors.