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Medicine - Radiology | PET/MRI - Methodology and Clinical Applications

PET/MRI

Methodology and Clinical Applications

Carrio, Ignasi, Ros, Pablo (Eds.)

2014, V, 163 p. 60 illus., 48 illus. in color.

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  • Provides detailed information on the methodology and equipment of MRI-PET
  • Covers a wide range of clinical applications in oncology, cardiology, and neurology
  • Written by an international group of experts in MRI and PET

PET/MRI is an exciting novel diagnostic imaging modality that combines the precise anatomic and physiologic information provided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the molecular data obtained with positron emission tomography (PET). PET/MRI offers the promise of a simplified work flow, reduced radiation, whole-body imaging with superior soft tissue contrast, and time of flight physiologic information. It has been described as the pathway to molecular imaging in medicine.

In compiling this textbook, the editors have brought together a truly international group of experts in MRI and PET. The book is divided into two parts. The first part covers methodology and equipment and comprises chapters on basic molecular medicine, development of specific contrast agents, MR attenuation and validation, quantitative MRI and PET motion correction, and technical implications for both MRI and PET. The second part of the book focuses on clinical applications in oncology, cardiology, and neurology. Imaging of major neoplasms, including lymphomas and tumors of the breast, prostate, and head and neck, is covered in individual chapters. Further chapters address functional and metabolic cardiovascular examinations and major central nervous system applications such as brain tumors and dementias. Risks, safety aspects, and healthcare costs and impacts are also discussed. 

This book will be of interest to all radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians who wish to learn more about the latest developments in this important emerging imaging modality and its applications.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Hybrid Imaging - MR-PET - Medical Imaging - Nuclear Medicine - Radiology

Related subjects » Nuclear Medicine - Radiology

Table of contents 

PET/MR system design.- Image distortions in clinical PET/MR imaging.- Workflow and Practical Logistics.- MR-PET in Breast Cancer.- PET/MRI in Evaluating Lymphomas.- PET-MRI of the Liver.- PET/MR IN COLORECTAL CANCER PET/MR in Brain Imaging.- MR-PET in Cardiology.- Risks and safety aspects of MR-PET.- Health care costs and impacts.

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