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Multimodality imaging and, more specifically, the combination of PET and CT has matured into an important diagnostic tool. During the same period, concepts for PET scanners integrated into an MR tomograph have emerged. The excellent soft-tissue contrast of MRI and the multifunctional imaging options it offers, such as spectroscopy, functional MRI, and(More)
UNLABELLED Simultaneous PET and MRI using new hybrid PET/MRI systems promises optimal spatial and temporal coregistration of structural, functional, and molecular image data. In a pilot study of 10 patients with intracranial masses, the feasibility of tumor assessment using a PET/MRI system comprising lutetium oxyorthosilicate scintillators coupled to(More)
Given the need for sophisticated in vivo detection techniques to better characterize the cellular and subcellular processes in animals and humans, molecular imaging has become an important discipline. Techniques in molecular imaging have developed from stand alone modalities to multimodality methods. Among these, the combination of positron emission(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment planning based on simultaneous positron-emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) of meningioma. METHODS AND MATERIALS A meningioma patient was examined prior to radiotherapy with dedicated planning computed tomography (CT), MRI, PET/CT with gallium-68-labeled DOTATOC(More)
Technical performance evaluation of a human brain PET/MRI system. The magnetic field compatible positron emission tomography (PET) insert is based on avalanche photodiode (APD) arrays coupled with lutetium oxyorthosilicate (LSO) crystals and slip-fits into a slightly modified clinical 3-T MRI system. The mutual interference between the two imaging(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to test and demonstrate the feasibility of simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and upper neck area using a new hybrid PET/MRI system. Eight patients with malignant head and neck tumours were included in the pilot study. Directly after routine PET/CT imaging with a(More)
UNLABELLED Simultaneous PET/MR imaging is an emerging hybrid modality for clinical and preclinical imaging. The static magnetic field of the MR imaging device affects the trajectory of the positrons emitted by the PET radioisotopes. This effect translates into an improvement of the spatial resolution in transaxial images. However, because of the elongation(More)
Multimodal imaging is now well-established in routine clinical practice. Especially in the field of nuclear medicine, new positron emission tomography (PET) installations comprise almost exclusively combined PET/computed tomography (CT) scanners rather than PET-only systems. However, PET/CT has certain notable shortcomings, including the inability to(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to test and demonstrate the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) with a hybrid positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging system for simultaneous PET and magnetic resonance (MR) data acquisition. MATERIALS AND METHODS All measurements were performed with a prototype hybrid PET/MR scanner(More)
Navigation systems potentially facilitate minimally invasive esophagectomy and improve patient outcome by improving intraoperative orientation, position estimation of instruments, and identification of lymph nodes and resection margins. The authors’ self-developed navigation system is highly accurate in static environments. This study aimed to test the(More)