Feb 22, 2017
#WhyArmenia: Michel Ter-PoghosyanPositron emission tomography(PET) is one of the most promising techniques for cancer detection.
Michel Ter-Poghosyan, an Armenian-American nuclear physicist, was one of the fathers of PET. The machine is both a medical and research tool heavily used in clinical oncology and in the diagnosis of certain brain diseases. Thanks to Ter-Poghosyan and his team, early detections of cancer are possible, and millions of lives are being saved.