Techniques, benefits, and challenges of PET-MR.

  title={Techniques, benefits, and challenges of PET-MR.},
  author={Tessa Ocampo and Katie Knight and Rachel Dunleavy and Shetal N. Shah},
  journal={Radiologic technology},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={393-412; quiz 413-6}
Positron emission tomography (PET) scans can now be acquired in unison with magnetic resonance (MR) scans as a single resource. This hybrid PET-MR solution combines the anatomic detail and functional data of MR scans with the biologic or physiological information offered by PET scans. This article describes aspects of implementing a PET-MR imaging program, including various technical and operational challenges, scheduling and workflow solutions, room construction and equipment, and finally… CONTINUE READING