October 24, 2013

PET/MR clinical applications growing

PET/MR has expanded significantly into various fields, particularly in neuroimaging and oncology, according to new research. The paper notes that PET/MR and FDG-PET/CT appear to be similarly effective in lesion detection and oncologic diseases, but “there is lack of clearly defined prospective studies with a sufficient number of patients to validate these findings,” authors said in the report, which appears in Current Radiology Reports. They suggest that to open the possibility of putting PET/MR to standard use, optimization is needed and clear protocols should be developed. {read more here}