Combined PET/MR: Where are we now? Summary report of the Second International Workshop on PET/MR Imaging April 8-12, 2013, Tubingen, Germany

Dale L. Bailey, Henryk Barthel, Bettina Beuthin-Baumann, Thomas Beyer, Sotirios Bisdas, Ronald Boellaard, Johannes Czernin, Alexander Drzezga, Ulrike Ernemann, Christiane Franzius, Brigitte Gückel, Rupert Handgretinger, Markus Hartenbach, Dirk Hellwig, Helen Nadel, Stephan G. Nekolla, Thomas Pfluger, Bernd J. Pichler, Harald H. Quick, Osama SabriBernhard Sattler, Jürgen Schäfer, Fritz Schick, Barry A. Siegel, Heinz P. Schlemmer, Nina F. Schwenzer, Jörg Van Den Hoff, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Hans F. Wehrl

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Abstract

This workshop was held a year after the initial positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) workshop in Tübingen, which was recently reported in this journal. The discussions at the 2013 workshop, however, differed substantially from those of the initial workshop, attesting to the progress of combined PET/MR as an innovative imaging modality. Discussions were focused on the search for truly novel, unique clinical and research applications as well as technical issues such as reliable and accurate approaches for attenuation and scatter correction of PET emission data. The workshop provided hands-on experience with PET and MR imaging. In addition, structured and moderated open discussion sessions, including six dialogue boards and two roundtable discussions, provided input from current and future PET/MR imaging users. This summary provides a snapshot of the current achievements and challenges for PET/MR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-310
Number of pages16
JournalMolecular Imaging and Biology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Cardiology
  • Combined imaging
  • MR-based attenuation correction methods
  • Molecular imaging
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • PET/CT
  • PET/MR
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Quantification

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