With the emergence of PET/MR imaging there have been some strides in replicating the cardiovascular imaging success of other hybrid imaging modalities such as PET/computed tomography (CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography/CT. Because of the combined molecular imaging capabilities of PET and high-spatial and high-contrast resolution of MR imaging, there remains the potential for increased diagnostic accuracy and development of novel applications. In this article, the authors review the most promising cardiac PET/MR imaging applications developed since the introduction of PET/MR imaging in 2010 and summarize the most recent technical developments.
- Molecular imaging
- PET/MR imaging