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Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Reviews
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2015-11-30
Accepted: 2015-12-30
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PET/MR — a rapidly growing technique of imaging in oncology and neurology

Alicja Sałyga, Izabela Guzikowska-Ruszkowska, Rafał Czepczyński, Marek Ruchała
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0007
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Pubmed: 26841378
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):37-41.

open access

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Reviews
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2015-11-30
Accepted: 2015-12-30

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) has become a subject of interest for researchers in the recent several years. Positron emission tomography in combination with magnetic resonance (PET/MR) is the most recent imaging technique classified in the so called hybrid systems category.

AIM: This review briefly discusses the development history of PET/MR scanners, the principle of their operation, of tandem systems, as well as fully integrated devices. Further, it summarizes recent reports on the application of PET/MR scans and their possible future role in oncological and non-oncological diagnostics.

CONCLUSIONS: Recent reports regarding the application of PET/MR scanners show huge potential of simultaneously received images, which exceed the advantages of either of those scans used separately. However, the results so far remain uncertain and require further investigations, especially in terms of clinical studies, not only for scientific purposes.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) has become a subject of interest for researchers in the recent several years. Positron emission tomography in combination with magnetic resonance (PET/MR) is the most recent imaging technique classified in the so called hybrid systems category.

AIM: This review briefly discusses the development history of PET/MR scanners, the principle of their operation, of tandem systems, as well as fully integrated devices. Further, it summarizes recent reports on the application of PET/MR scans and their possible future role in oncological and non-oncological diagnostics.

CONCLUSIONS: Recent reports regarding the application of PET/MR scanners show huge potential of simultaneously received images, which exceed the advantages of either of those scans used separately. However, the results so far remain uncertain and require further investigations, especially in terms of clinical studies, not only for scientific purposes.

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Keywords

PET/MR, imaging, oncology, neurology

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Title

PET/MR — a rapidly growing technique of imaging in oncology and neurology

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)

Pages

37-41

Published online

2016-01-29

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0007

Pubmed

26841378

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):37-41.

Keywords

PET/MR
imaging
oncology
neurology

Authors

Alicja Sałyga
Izabela Guzikowska-Ruszkowska
Rafał Czepczyński
Marek Ruchała

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