Clinical PET-MR Imaging in Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer

Samuel L. Rice, Kent P. Friedman

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Hybrid imaging systems have dramatically improved thoracic oncology patient care over the past 2 decades. PET-MR imaging systems have the potential to further improve imaging of thoracic neoplasms, resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic advantages compared with current MR imaging and PET-computed tomography systems. Increasing soft tissue contrast and lesion sensitivity, improved image registration, reduced radiation exposure, and improved patient convenience are immediate clinical advantages. Multiparametric quantitative imaging capabilities of PET-MR imaging have the potential to improve understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cancer and treatment effects, potentially guiding improvements in diagnosis and therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-402
Number of pages16
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Hybrid imaging
  • Lung cancer
  • Oncology
  • PET-MR imaging
  • Thoracic imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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