Integration of PET/MR Hybrid Imaging into Radiation Therapy Treatment

Tong Zhu, Shiva Das, Terence Z. Wong

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Abstract

Hybrid PET/MR imaging is in early development for treatment planning. This article briefly reviews research and clinical applications of PET/MR imaging in radiation oncology. With improvements in workflow, more specific tracers, and fast and robust acquisition protocols, PET/MR imaging will play an increasingly important role in better target delineation for treatment planning and have clear advantages in the evaluation of tumor response and in a better understanding of tumor heterogeneity. With advances in treatment delivery and the potential of integrating PET/MR imaging with research on radiomics for radiation oncology, quantitative and physiologic information could lead to more precise and personalized RT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-430
Number of pages54
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • Hybrid PET/MR imaging
  • MRI-based treatment planning
  • Normal tissue toxicity
  • PET tracers
  • Radiation therapy
  • Tumor heterogeneity
  • Tumor response

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