PET/MRI for the body imager: abdominal and pelvic oncologic applications

Tyler J. Fraum, Kathryn J. Fowler, Jon McConathy, Ephraim E. Parent, Farrokh Dehdashti, Perry W. Grigsby, Barry A. Siegel

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The purpose of this pictorial review is to describe emerging clinical applications of positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the newest clinical hybrid imaging modality, with a specific focus on abdominal and pelvic malignancies. Important issues regarding the clinical implementation of PET/MRI systems, including workflow considerations and protocol development, are examined. The unique technical challenges of simultaneous PET/MRI acquisition and MRI-based attenuation correction are also briefly discussed. This article is intended to provide the body imager with an overview of the potential diagnostic advantages of PET/MRI, as compared to PET/CT or MRI alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1387-1404
Number of pages18
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015


  • MRI
  • Oncology
  • Whole-body imaging
  • mMRI


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