December 5, 2016

PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings

Adding a scan of the entire head to a routine whole-body PET/MRI protocol reveals a significant number of incidental findings in the brain in asymptomatic cancer patients, according to a study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2016.  Because the previously unknown findings could have implications for patient treatment or prognosis, the researchers recommended expanding a typical whole-body FDG-PET/MRI scan to include the head. {read more here}