PET, PET-CT, and PET-MRI (M Schwaiger and AJ Beer, Section Editors)

Current Radiology Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 161-176

PET/MRI: Applications in Clinical Imaging

  • Karin Anna HerrmannAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University Email author 
  • , Andres A. KohanAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
  • , Maria Chiara GaetaAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
  • , Christian RubbertAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
  • , Jose Luis Vercher-ConejeroAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
  • , Raj Mohan PaspulatiAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
  • , Kalemis AntonisAffiliated withPhilips Healthcare
  • , Bahar MansooriAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
  • , Peter F. FaulhaberAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
    • , Norbert AvrilAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
    • , Pablo Riera RosAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University

Abstract

PET/MRI is a new hybrid modality which is increasingly being used in clinical settings, although both clinical evaluation and technical optimization are still an ongoing process. Initial experience with this new imaging device proves promising for oncologic applications. Other clinical indications in the field of cardiac imaging and neuroimaging are also being explored. This article aims to review the current status of PET/MRI and its value in oncologic applications, and summarizes our own preliminary experience in this field.

Keywords

PET MRI PET/MRI Imaging