Whole-body simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET)-MR: optimization and adaptation of MRI sequences.

Academic Article


  • The purpose of this article is to introduce the underlying challenges associated with the incorporation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into the new hybrid imaging modality simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET)/MR and their impact on attenuation correction, sequence optimization, and protocol development. Many adjustments to MR sequences are necessary for optimal whole-body and fused image results.
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  • MRI, PET/MR, mMR, oncology, whole-body imaging, Algorithms, Artifacts, Humans, Image Enhancement, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Multimodal Imaging, Positron-Emission Tomography, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted, Whole Body Imaging
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    Author List

  • Fowler KJ; McConathy J; Narra VR
  • Start Page

  • 259
  • End Page

  • 268
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 2