Diagnostic procedure turned into potential treatment

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Hello everyone,
I found this article that explains how some sorts of radiation treatments could be controlled with positron-emission tomography (PET).

A team of researchers, led by Professor Samuel Achilefu from the Washington University School of Medicine’s departments of radiology and medicine, set out to develop a new therapy that combined radionuclides, nanostructures to deliver them and PET to activate them.

Article : http://www.evolving-science.com/bio...iagnostic-procedure-potential-treatment-00580

What do you think about it?
 

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PET doesn't activate anything, it just monitors where the drugs are. The name is a bit misleading. The positron emission can activate something, but not the tomography (the detector around the patient plus the computer for reconstruction).
 
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