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Abstract #4061

Whole-Body MRI at 1.5 and 3 Tesla Compared to FDG-PET-CT for the Detection of Tumor Recurrence in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Gerwin P. Schmidt1, Andrea Baur-Melnyk1, Alexander Haug2, Becker Chistoph1, Reinhold Tiling2, Maximilian F. Reiser1, Karin Herrmann1

1Institute for Clinical Radiology, University Hospitals Munich, Munich, Germany; 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospitals Munich, Munich, Germany

FDG-PET-CT is the method of choice for integrated tumor imaging in the follow-up of colorectal cancer, especially for the diagnosis of lymph node metastases. WB-MRI is useful for the detection of organ metastases, especially to the liver, bone and brain. WB-MRI at 3 Tesla is feasible and provides further overall scan time reduction at constant image resolution.