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Abstract #0589

Evaluation of a Clinical PET/MR System

Hans F. Wehrl1, Armin Kolb1, Martin S. Judenhofer1, Matthias P. Lichy, Claus D. Claussen, Bernd J. Pichler1

1Laboratory for Preclinical Imaging of the Werner Siemens-Foundation, Department of Radiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, BW, Germany

Clinical PET/MR is a new, emerging imaging approach. An evaluation of the MR and PET image performance without and with the PET-Insert installed in a 3 T MR scanner was conducted. MR and PET imaging quality are not fundamentally influenced in this hybrid imaging device. Patient studies show the potential of simultaneous PET/MR imaging.