Simultaneous PET-MRI: a new approach for functional and morphological imaging

  title={Simultaneous PET-MRI: a new approach for functional and morphological imaging},
  author={Martin S. Judenhofer and Hans F. Wehrl and Danny F. Newport and Ciprian Catana and Stefan B. Siegel and Markus M. Becker and Axel Thielscher and Manfred Kneilling and Matthias Lichy and Martin Eichner and Karin Klingel and Gerald Reischl and Stefan Widmaier and Martin Roecken and Robert E Nutt and Hans-Juergen Machulla and K{\^a}mil Uludağ and Simon R. Cherry and Claus D. Claussen and Bernd J. Pichler},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
Noninvasive imaging at the molecular level is an emerging field in biomedical research. This paper introduces a new technology synergizing two leading imaging methodologies: positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Although the value of PET lies in its high-sensitivity tracking of biomarkers in vivo, it lacks resolving morphology. MRI has lower sensitivity, but produces high soft-tissue contrast and provides spectroscopic information and functional MRI (fMRI). We… CONTINUE READING
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