Simultaneous PET and MR imaging

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

293 Scopus citations

Abstract

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
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Simultaneous PET and MR imaging'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this