Initial experience in hybrid PET-MRI for evaluation of refractory focal onset epilepsy

@article{Shin2015InitialEI,
  title={Initial experience in hybrid PET-MRI for evaluation of refractory focal onset epilepsy},
  author={Hae W. Shin and Valerie Jewells and Arif Sheikh and Jingwen Zhang and Hongtu Zhu and Hongyu An and Wei Gao and Dinggang Shen and Eldad J Hadar and Weili Lin},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={1-4}
}
PURPOSE We aim to evaluate the utility/improved accuracy of hybrid PET/MR compared to current practice separate 3T MRI and PET-CT imaging for localization of seizure foci. METHOD In a pilot study, twenty-nine patients undergoing epilepsy surgery evaluation were imaged using PET/MR. This subject group had 29 previous clinical 3T MRI as well as 12 PET-CT studies. Prior clinical PET and MR images were read sequentially while the hybrid PET/MR was concurrently read. RESULTS The median interval… CONTINUE READING

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