PET-MRI

PET-MRI combines positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into one imaging system. Positron emission tomography–magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI) is a hybrid imaging technology that incorporates magnetic resonance imaging soft tissue morphological imaging and positron emission tomography functional imaging.

  • January 27, 2020 — Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research published in the January issue of The ...

  •  New Brain MR Efficiency Applications

    November 29, 2015 — At the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Siemens Healthcare introduced new applications designed to drastically reduce the time needed for...

  • A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Imaging with 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/...

  • August 5, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced the first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole-body Signa PET/MR (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance) is 510(k) pending at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  •  Prostate MRI showing tumor 2_From Philips MRI webinar for ITN

    When prostate cancer makes a comeback, it becomes increasingly important to have exceptional imaging available to find all possible regions where cancer has spread to other parts of the body, or metastasized, in order to plan the best possible treatment. A relatively new imaging system that...

Adult male with decades of right neck pain, discomfort and tightening following birth injury. The patient had failed multiple standard therapeutic maneuvers before presenting for 18F-FDG PET/MR imaging. Images shows abnormally elevated FDG uptake (white arrows; SUVmax = 1.2) observed in a linear pattern in the space in the posterolateral right neck, between the oblique capitis inferior and the semispinalis capitis muscles, where the greater occipital nerve resides. By comparison, the same region on the cont

Adult male with decades of right neck pain, discomfort and tightening following birth injury. The patient had failed multiple standard therapeutic maneuvers before presenting for 18F-FDG PET/MR imaging. Images shows abnormally elevated FDG uptake (white arrows; SUVmax = 1.2) observed in a linear pattern in the space in the posterolateral right neck, between the oblique capitis inferior and the semispinalis capitis muscles, where the greater occipital nerve resides. By comparison, the same region on the contralateral, asymptomatic side of the neck has an SUVmax = 0.7. This result encouraged a surgeon to explore the area. The surgeon ultimately found a collection of small arteries wrapped around the nerve in this location. The small arteries underwent lysis by the surgeon and the patient reported tremendous relief of symptoms. (A) Coronal thick slab MIP of 18F-FDG PET. (B) Axial LAVA FLEX MRI through the cervical spine. (C) Axial PET at the same slice as the axial MRI. (D) Fused axial PET/MRI. Image courtesy of Cipriano, et al., Stanford University, CA.

News | SNMMI | July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020 — A new molecular imaging approach utilizing 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic...
A 50-y-old postmenopausal woman with fibroadenoma (arrows) in left breast

A 50-y-old postmenopausal woman with fibroadenoma (arrows) in left breast. (A) Unenhanced fat-saturated T1-weighted MRI shows extreme amount of FGT (ACR d). (B) Moderate BPE is seen on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI at 90 s. (C) Mean ADC of breast parenchyma of contralateral breast on diffusion-weighted imaging with ADC mapping is 1.5 × 10?3 mm2/s. (D) On 18F-FDG PET/CT, lesion is not 18F-FDG-avid, and BPU of normal breast parenchyma is relatively high, with SUVmax of 3.2. Photo courtesy of K Pinker, et al., Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

News | PET-MRI | January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 — Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the...
Brain image taken on an Echelon Oval 1.5T MR scanner

Brain image taken on an Echelon Oval 1.5T MR scanner. Image courtesy of Hitachi Healthcare Americas

Sponsored Content | Blog | Radiology Imaging | September 13, 2019
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A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse

Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best...
Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI

Image courtesy of MR Solutions.

News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 — Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide...
United Imaging Healthcare uPMR 790 HD TOF PET/MR Cleared by FDA
News | PET-CT | May 08, 2019
May 8, 2019 – United Imaging Healthcare (UIH), an international leader in advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy...
Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019
February 13, 2019 — At the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) global conference and...
Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management
News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018
November 25, 2018 — During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North...
David Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.

David Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.

News | PET-MRI | November 08, 2018
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation awarded the 2018 Hitachi...
Huntsman Cancer Institute Installs First Preclinical nanoScan 3T PET/MRI in U.S.
News | PET-MRI | October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018 — The Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of...
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News | PET Imaging | February 21, 2018
February 21, 2018 — Blue Earth Diagnostics announced that Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) injection has been added to the...
News | Radiology Business | September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 — Invicro LLC, a provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development,...
Dual-Agent PET/MR With Time of Flight Detects More Cancer

Tc-99m MDP bone scan (left) is negative for osseous lesions. NaF/FDG PET/MRI (right and second slide) confirms absence of bone metastases, but shows liver metastases. Image courtesy of Stanford University.

News | PET-MRI | June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 — Simultaneous injections of the radiopharmaceuticals fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and 18F-...
PET MRI scanners

The Philips Ingenuity TF PET/CT system leverages multiple technologies.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | May 05, 2017 | By Lola Koktysh
The continuum of personalized care, covering individualized prevention and therapy, translates into multiple changes to...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, MR-PET scanner, first in Illinois, Siemens Biograph mMR
News | PET-MRI | March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017 — Northwestern Memorial Hospital is now home to the Chicago area's first combined magnetic resonance (...
University of Arizona, Cubresa, NuPET, PET/MRI scanner installed, tumor assessment

Panel A shows a flank A549 lung tumor in a nude mouse with combined 18F-FDG PET uptake (signal intensity in color) and T2-weighted anatomical MRI (grayscale). Panel B shows a similar tumor image with a relative permeability map for the tumor (color code) overlaid on a corresponding anatomical MRI reference. Regions identified as necrotic were not included in the DCE MRI analysis. Image courtesy of the University of Arizona Department of Medical Imaging.

News | PET-MRI | October 13, 2016
October 13, 2016 — Cubresa Inc. recently announced the successful installation of their compact positron emission...
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Blog | Radiology Imaging | October 12, 2016
We know where imaging has been. We think it’s going to a better place. But exactly when it will get there and what it...
PET/CT

There is a growing focus on early diagnosis and prevention. Here, PET/CT imaging is used to look inside the stress center of the brain.

Feature | Radiology Imaging | September 07, 2016 | By Kirill Shalyaev, Ph.D.
Advanced imaging and hybrid modalities, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron...
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A PET-CT head and neck cancer scan showing various image reconstructions. The top left image is the separate CT scan showing the anatomy. The top right scan shows the fused PET and CT scans with false color added to help interpret the image. The bottom left scan is an initial FDG PET image showing tracer hot spots in the neck and a lymph node in the right jaw due to cancer. The right bottom image is a delayed enhancement scan showing tracer uptake over time, with normal hot spots in the bladder, kidneys, testicles and brain, which normally have higher metabolic activity. The low-grade gray shading of the anatomy is due to the normal cellular metabolism uptake of the FDG throughout the body. 

Feature | PET Imaging | July 26, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables...
News | Prostate Cancer | June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016 — Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ill., is now offering C-11 choline positron emission tomography (...