February 27, 2015 — University of Tubingen and Mediso Ltd announced at the 4th Tubingen PET/MR Workshop a collaboration to develop a whole body preclinical positron emission tomography (PET) insert based on silicon photomultiplier sensor technology. This system can be inserted into a high field (7T) preclinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to enable simultaneous PET/MR imaging.
Although several PET/MRI prototype systems have been developed for preclinical imaging, commercial systems for simultaneous PET/MRI are not yet available.
"This new sensor technology allows to move the PET ring inside a high field MRI machine and acquire PET data during MRI scans simultaneously, while minimizing any compromise on PET sensitivity and overall image quality," says Prof. Bernd Pichler, Ph.D., head of the Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy.
"This new PET detector module is optimized for whole body preclinical imaging with sub-millimeter spatial resolution," says Istvan Bagamery, managing director of Mediso Ltd. Although the new detector debuts as an insert, it will also replace the conventional PET detectors in the nanoScan products.
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