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MR-PET opens new horizons in neuroimaging

Hans Herzog, Karl-Josef Langen, Joachim Kaffanke, Christoph Weirich, Irene Neuner, Gabriele Stoffels, Elena Rota Kops, Jürgen Scheins, Lutz Tellmann, Nadim Jon Shah
2010 Future Neurology  
The construction of hybrid scanners that allow simultaneous MRI and PET required the development of a new type of MR-compatible PET detector, which was first realized for studying small animals.  ...  Recently, the first prototypes of hybrid scanners allowing simultaneous MR-PET for brain studies have been developed and installed in two centers in both Germany and the USA.  ...  The near future of MR-PET While the prototypes of the 3TMR-BrainPET are being tested, Siemens is developing a wholebody 3TMR-PET hybrid scanner allowing for simultaneous bimodal imaging.  ... 
doi:10.2217/fnl.10.59 fatcat:bn2zvsww4vh6xm4qz2qxyjxt5a