News | May 21, 2007

Siemens Demos First MR-PET System for Brain Imaging

May 22, 2007 - Siemens Medical Solutions recently showed a prototype of the world's first fully functioning imaging system capable of simultaneously performing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), expected to begin testing before the end of 2007.

Siemens' MR-PET prototype is dedicated to the brain and its PET scanner uses a next-generation Avalanche Photodiode Detector (APD) technology. APD technology renders the PET scanner impervious to magnetic fields while providing excellent PET results. In order to maximize the research and clinical impact, Siemens's APD-based MR-PET prototype has been developed for the Magnetom Trio with Tim-enabling to benefit from 3T field strength advantages.

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