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Abstract #0703

A New PET Insert for Simultaneous PET/MR Small Animal Imaging

MAGNA25Hans F. Wehrl1, Konrad Lankes1, 2, Mosaddek Hossain1, Ilja Bezrukov1, 3, Chih-Chieh Liu1, Petros Martirosian4, Gerald Reischl1, Fritz Schick4, Bernd J. Pichler1

1Department for Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany; 2Bruker BioSpin MRI, Ettlingen, Germany; 3Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tuebingen, Germany; 4Section on Experimental Radiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

A new small animal PET/MR system is presented with a performance comparable to stand alone commercial solutions. A detailed evaluation of the mutual interference as well as the PET and MR characteristics is given. Additional in vivo imaging data shows the huge potential of simultaneous PET/MR.