Dual-modality imaging: combining anatomy and function.

  title={Dual-modality imaging: combining anatomy and function.},
  author={David W. Townsend},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={49 6},
The extensive development of image fusion techniques over the past 20 y has shown that the fusion of images from complementary modalities offers a more complete and accurate assessment of disease than do images from a single modality. Although software techniques have been successful in fusing images of the brain from different modalities, they have achieved rather limited success for other parts of the body. The recent introduction of technology that can acquire both anatomic and functional… CONTINUE READING
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