Molecular imaging in oncology: the acceptance of PET/CT and the emergence of MR/PET imaging.
Summary of "Molecular imaging in oncology: the acceptance of PET/CT and the emergence of MR/PET imaging."
In the last decade, PET-only systems have been phased out and replaced with PET-CT systems. This merger of a functional and anatomical imaging modality turned out to be extremely useful in clinical practice. Currently, PET-CT is a major diagnostic tool in oncology. At the dawn of the merger of MRI and PET, another breakthrough in clinical imaging is expected. The combination of these imaging modalities is challenging, but has particular features such as imaging biological processes at the same time in specific body locations.
Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, 200 Medical Plaza, Suite B-114, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-7370, USA, email@example.com.
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Name: European radiology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21174096
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00330-010-2033-y
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