Simultaneous PET and MR imaging

Yiping Shao, Simon R. Cherry, Keyvan Farahani, Ken Meadors, Stefan Siegel, Robert W. Silverman, Paul K. Marsden

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We have developed e prototype PET detector which is compatible with a clinical MRI system to provide simultaneous PET and MR imaging. This single- slice PET system consists of 48 2 x 2 x 10 mm3 LSO crystals in a 38 mm diameter ring configuration that can be placed inside the receiver coil of the MRI system, coupled to three multi-channel photomultipliers housed outside the main magnetic field via 4 m long and 2 mm diameter optical fibres. The PET system exhibits 2 mm spatial resolution, 41% energy resolution at 511 keV and 20 ns timing resolution. Simultaneous PET and MR phantom images were suceessfully acquired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1965-1970
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics in medicine and biology
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Shao, Y., Cherry, S. R., Farahani, K., Meadors, K., Siegel, S., Silverman, R. W., & Marsden, P. K. (1997). Simultaneous PET and MR imaging. Physics in medicine and biology, 42(10), 1965-1970.