PET/MRI for the body imager: abdominal and pelvic oncologic applications.

Academic Article


  • The purpose of this pictorial review is to describe emerging clinical applications of positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the newest clinical hybrid imaging modality, with a specific focus on abdominal and pelvic malignancies. Important issues regarding the clinical implementation of PET/MRI systems, including workflow considerations and protocol development, are examined. The unique technical challenges of simultaneous PET/MRI acquisition and MRI-based attenuation correction are also briefly discussed. This article is intended to provide the body imager with an overview of the potential diagnostic advantages of PET/MRI, as compared to PET/CT or MRI alone.
  • Keywords

  • Abdomen, Abdominal Neoplasms, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Multimodal Imaging, Pelvic Neoplasms, Pelvis, Positron-Emission Tomography
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    Author List

  • Fraum TJ; Fowler KJ; McConathy J; Parent EE; Dehdashti F; Grigsby PW; Siegel BA
  • Start Page

  • 1387
  • End Page

  • 1404
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 6