Artefacts and diagnostic pitfalls in PETMRI

Author(s): Andrew Mallia, Gary Cook, Vicky Goh, Radhouene Neji, Jane Mackewn, James Stirling, Sami Jeljeli

Hospital: King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 42, 499, 12-13

Excerpt: 

PETMRI has recently been introduced into clinical practice. It maximises diagnostic information by unifying the excellent anatomical morphological and functional information available from MRI and the molecular and metabolic information from PET.

PETMRI is currently one of the most active areas of research in diagnostic imaging, and areas where this modality can bring potential benefits in clinical practice are being investigated. This review briefly describes the design of PETMRI scanners, including attenuation correction (AC) methods that are essential for PET data accuracy, and addresses some of the most common artefacts and pitfalls encountered with PETMRI.

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