Michel Ter-Poghosyan, an Armenian-American nuclear physicist, was one of the fathers of PET.

Armenian Innovation

Feb 22, 2017

#WhyArmenia: Michel Ter-Poghosyan

Positron 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.

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