PET/MR shows promise, challenges for cardiac imaging

02/13/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

Hybrid PET/MR imaging offers great potential as an effective cardiac imaging tool because of MRI's capability to yield better soft-tissue contrast without radiation exposure, according to a report published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. "However, there are no obvious clinical indications or killer applications yet defined for the use of the integrated PET/MR instrumentation," the authors said. The complexity of workflow is greater with MRI than CT, and MRI is not suitable for all patients, posing some challenges for incorporating PET/MR in cardiac imaging.

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