Experts see promise in PET/MRI for diagnosing spreading cancers

03/11/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

PET/MRI may facilitate the early detection and assessment of cancers as they spread through the body, but the method's capacity will largely depend on the PET radiotracer being used, said Dr. Heinz-Peter Schlemmer from the University of Heidelberg in Germany at a radiology meeting. Dr. Herbert Kressel of Harvard Medical School said the strength of PET/MRI may lie in its capability to visualize "the dimensions of tumor heterogeneity," which he called an "enormously promising area."

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