Protocol requirements and diagnostic value of PET/MR imaging for liver metastasis detection

@article{Reiner2013ProtocolRA,
  title={Protocol requirements and diagnostic value of PET/MR imaging for liver metastasis detection},
  author={Caecilia S. Reiner and Paul Stolzmann and Lars Husmann and Irene A. Burger and Martin W. H{\"u}llner and Niklaus G. Schaefer and Paul Magnus Schneider and Gustav K. von Schulthess and Patrick Veit-Haibach},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={649-658}
}
To compare the accuracy of PET/MR imaging with that of FDG PET/CT and to determine the MR sequences necessary for the detection of liver metastasis using a trimodality PET/CT/MR set-up. Included in this single-centre IRB-approved study were 55 patients (22 women, age 61 ± 11 years) with suspected liver metastases from gastrointestinal cancer. Imaging using a trimodality PET/CT/MR set-up (time-of-flight PET/CT and 3-T whole-body MR imager) comprised PET, low-dose CT, contrast-enhanced (CE) CT of… CONTINUE READING