Practical Considerations for Clinical PET/MR Imaging

Academic Article

Abstract

  • © 2016 Elsevier Inc. Clinical PET/MR imaging is currently performed at a number of centers around the world as part of routine standard of care. This article focuses on issues and considerations for a clinical PET/MR imaging program, focusing on routine standard-of-care studies. Although local factors influence how clinical PET/MR imaging is implemented, the approaches and considerations described here intend to apply to most clinical programs. PET/MR imaging provides many more options than PET/computed tomography with diagnostic advantages for certain clinical applications but with added complexity. A recurring theme is matching the PET/MR imaging protocol to the clinical application to balance diagnostic accuracy with efficiency.
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    Author List

  • Galgano S; Viets Z; Fowler K; Gore L; Thomas JV; McNamara M; McConathy J
  • Start Page

  • 281
  • End Page

  • 296
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 2