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Workflow in Simultaneous PET/MRI


de Galiza Barbosa, Felipe; von Schulthess, Gustav; Veit-Haibach, Patrick (2015). Workflow in Simultaneous PET/MRI. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 45(4):332-344.

Abstract

The advent of simultaneous PET/MRI brought a large amount of possibilities in research and clinical applications into hybrid imaging. Unlike in PET/CT protocols, the MR component provides an almost unlimited number of pulse sequences and possibilities of different protocols in PET/MRI. Nevertheless, there is an imperative to reduce excessive imaging protocols to realistic clinical practice imaging acquisition. The design of a concise and indication-adapted protocol that provides an efficient workflow in a clinical reality is necessary to transform PET/MRI to a cost-effective imaging modality in addition to PET/CT. The aim of the current article is to point out the main considerations regarding workflow, imaging protocols, and image analysis in simultaneous PET/MRI system in oncology and share our thoughts and experience in acquisition optimization compared with the current literature.

Abstract

The advent of simultaneous PET/MRI brought a large amount of possibilities in research and clinical applications into hybrid imaging. Unlike in PET/CT protocols, the MR component provides an almost unlimited number of pulse sequences and possibilities of different protocols in PET/MRI. Nevertheless, there is an imperative to reduce excessive imaging protocols to realistic clinical practice imaging acquisition. The design of a concise and indication-adapted protocol that provides an efficient workflow in a clinical reality is necessary to transform PET/MRI to a cost-effective imaging modality in addition to PET/CT. The aim of the current article is to point out the main considerations regarding workflow, imaging protocols, and image analysis in simultaneous PET/MRI system in oncology and share our thoughts and experience in acquisition optimization compared with the current literature.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:July 2015
Deposited On:22 Jul 2015 06:36
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:18
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0001-2998
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2015.03.007
PubMed ID:26050660

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