Combined PET/MR: The Real Work Has Just Started. Summary Report of the Third International Workshop on PET/MR Imaging; February 17–21, 2014, Tübingen, Germany

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This paper summarises the proceedings and discussions at the third annual workshop held in Tübingen, Germany, dedicated to the advancement of the technical, scientific and clinical applications of combined PET/MRI systems in humans. Two days of basic scientific and technical instructions with “hands-on” tutorials were followed by 3 days of invited presentations from active researchers in this and associated fields augmented by round-table discussions and dialogue boards with specific themes. These included the use of PET/MRI in paediatric oncology and in adult neurology, oncology and cardiology, the development of multi-parametric analyses, and efforts to standardise PET/MRI examinations to allow pooling of data for evaluating the technology. A poll taken on the final day demonstrated that over 50 % of those present felt that while PET/MRI technology underwent an inevitable slump after its much-anticipated initial launch, it was now entering a period of slow, progressive development, with new key applications emerging. In particular, researchers are focusing on exploiting the complementary nature of the physiological (PET) and biochemical (MRI/MRS) data within the morphological framework (MRI) that these devices can provide. Much of the discussion was summed up on the final day when one speaker commented on the state of PET/MRI: “the real work has just started”.

DOI: 10.1007/s11307-014-0818-0

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@inproceedings{Bailey2014CombinedPT, title={Combined PET/MR: The Real Work Has Just Started. Summary Report of the Third International Workshop on PET/MR Imaging; February 17–21, 2014, T{\"{u}bingen, Germany}, author={Dale Lindsay Bailey and Gerald Antoch and P. Bartenstein and Henryk Barthel and A. Beer and Sotirios Bisdas and David A. Bluemke and Ronald Boellaard and C. D. Claussen and Christiane Franzius and Marcus Hacker and Hedvig Hricak and Christian la Foug{\'e}re and Brigitte Gueckel and Stephan G. Nekolla and Bernd J. Pichler and Sandra Purz and Harald Quick and Osama Sabri and Bernhard Sattler and Juergen F. Schaefer and Holger Schmidt and Jorg van den Hoff and Steven Voss and Wolfhard Weber and Hans F. Wehrl and Thomas Beyer}, booktitle={Molecular Imaging and Biology}, year={2014} }