Assessment of artifacts in simultaneous PET and MR imaging

R. Slates, Y. Shao, K. Farahani, P. K. Marsden, Simon 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
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 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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