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Fully Integrated MRI and PET Imaging
Creating the world’s first and only simultaneous whole-body positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) scanner was no small feat for Siemens Healthcare. But when my engineering colleagues and I began that long, arduous development process more than half a decade ago, we believed that if we succeeded in building such a system, they — specifically, the clinical community — would come.
Adding MRI and PET to biomarkers helps predict Alzheimer's
The combination of 1.5-tesla MRI, FDG-PET, and cerebrospinal fluid data when added to routine clinical tests significantly increases the ability to predict whether people with mild cognitive impairment will progress to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online December 11 in Radiology.
Work-in-progress PET/MRI breast scanner finds tiny lesions
While there is still much work ahead, breast MRI developer Aurora Imaging Technology and the Brookhaven National Laboratory say preliminary results from a work-in-progress PET/MRI breast scanner are promising, with the system detecting breast lesions smaller than 5 mm.
Gadolinium is a heavy metal toxin used in compact discs, computer memory, nuclear marine propulsion systems and dyes for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
PET May Pick Up High-Risk Early Lung Cancer
ATLANTA -- PET imaging before and after radiation therapy for inoperable, early non-small cell lung cancer identified high- and low-risk patients, which could help inform clinical decisions, according