PET/MR imaging is in routine clinical use and is at least as effective as PET/CT for oncologic and neurologic studies with advantages with certain PET radiopharmaceuticals and applications. In addition, whole body PET/MR imaging substantially reduces radiation dosages compared with PET/CT which is particularly relevant to pediatric and young adult population. For cancer imaging, assessment of hepatic, pelvic, and soft-tissue malignancies may benefit from PET/MR imaging. For neurologic imaging, volumetric brain MR imaging can detect regional volume loss relevant to cognitive impairment and epilepsy. In addition, the single-bed position acquisition enables dynamic brain PET imaging without extending the total study length which has the potential to enhance the diagnostic information from PET.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.rcl.2021.05.013
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