Assessment of artifacts in simultaneous PET and MR imaging

R. Slates, Y. Shao, K. Farahani, P. K. Marsden, S. R. Cherry, Ken Meadors, Joanne Taylor, Paul E. Summers, Steve Williams, John Beech

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The possibility of artifacts that can arise from simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) and medical resonance (MR) imaging was assessed using a small prototype MR compatible PET (McPET) scanner. Biological and a T2-weighted spin echo sequence were used to examine susceptibility artifacts due to the McPET's components in the MR field of view. A uniform disk-shaped phantom was imaged using T1-weighted spin echo sequence with the PET electronics switched on and off to determine the electromagnetic interference effects. A range of MR pulse sequences demonstrate a possibility to obtain artifact free PET and MR images with McPET.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference
EditorsO. Nalcioglu
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Nov 9 1997Nov 15 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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