Applications of pet/mri in abdominopelvic oncology

Academic Article


  • With PET/MRI, the strengths of PET and MRI are combined to allow simultaneous image acquisition and near-perfect image coregistration. MRI is increasingly being used for staging and re-staging of abdominopelvic oncologic lesions, including prostate, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, neuroendocrine, cervical, and rectal can-cers. Fluorine 18–fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT has long been con-sidered a cornerstone of oncologic imaging, and the development of multiple targeted radiotracers has led to increased research on and use of these agents in clinical practice. Thus, simultaneously performed PET/MRI enables the acquisition of complementary imaging information, with distinct advantages over PET/CT and MR image acquisitions. The authors provide an overview of PET/ MRI, including descriptions of the major differences between PET/MRI and PET/CT, as well as case examples and treatment protocols for patients with commonly encountered malignancies in the abdomen and pelvis.
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  • Radiographics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Galgano SJ; Calderone CE; Xie C; Smith EN; Porter KK; McConathy JE
  • Start Page

  • 1750
  • End Page

  • 1765
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 6