PET/MR Technology: Advancement and Challenges

Bogdanovic, Borjana, Solari, Esteban Lucas, Villagran Asiares, Alberto, McIntosh, Lachlan, van Marwick, Sandra, Schachoff, Sylvia, and Nekolla, Stephan G. (2022) PET/MR Technology: Advancement and Challenges. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 52 (3). pp. 340-355.

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When this article was written, it coincided with the 11th anniversary of the installation of our PET/MR device in Munich. In fact, this was the first fully integrated device to be in clinical use. During this time, we have observed many interesting behaviors, to put it kindly. However, it is more critical that in this process, our understanding of the system also improved - including the advantages and limitations from a technical, logistical, and medical perspective. The last decade of PET/MRI research has certainly been characterized by most sites looking for a "key application." There were many ideas in this context and before and after the devices became available, some of which were based on the earlier work with integrating data from single devices. These involved validating classical PET methods with MRI (eg, perfusion or oncology diagnostics). More important, however, were the scenarios where intermodal synergies could be expected. In this review, we look back on this decade-long journey, at the challenges overcome and those still to come.

Item ID: 75269
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1558-4623
Copyright Information: © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 05:37
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320206 Diagnostic radiography @ 50%
40 ENGINEERING > 4003 Biomedical engineering > 400304 Biomedical imaging @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200101 Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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