DAVID IZQUIERDO-GARCIA1, VALENTIN FUSTER2,3, JEFFREY KASTE4, TROY HAVENS4, GARY MUSWICK5, NAVDEEP OJHA4, ZHIQIANG HU4, JOSEF MACHAC6, ZAHI A. FAYAD1,2
1Translational & Molecular Imaging Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA; 2Department of Cardiology, Zena & Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA; 3Department of Cardiology, Marie-Jose & Henry R. Kravis Cardiovascular Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA; 4Philips Healthcare, Cleveland, OH, USA; 5Philips Healthcare, Cleveland, OH, USA; 6Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
The objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of the new combined Whole-Body MR-PET scanner in terms of a qualitative and quantitative analysis compared to a conventional clinical PET/CT scanner. 15 patients were scanned on the combined Whole-Body MR-PET scanner (Philips) immediately following a clinical PET/CT scanner (GE DLS) to allow comparison of the images. The results on this study show a high correlation between SUV mean and max values (r = 0.91 and r= 0.97, p<0.0001 respectively). These results reflect the possibilities of FDG-PET imaging with the combined MR-PET scanner compared with a conventional PET/CT system.