Meeting Banner
Abstract #3612

Fast and Perfectly Registered Multi-contrast Whole Body MRI in a Single Run for PET/MR Imaging

Benedicte MA Delattre 1,2 , Peter Koken 3 , Christian Stehning 3 , Holger Eggers 3 , Susanne Heinzer 2 , Giel Mens 4 , and Peter Brnert 3

1 Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 Philips AG Healthcare, Zrich, Switzerland, 3 Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany, 4 Philips, Best, Netherlands

With the recent introduction of hybrid modalities such as PET/MR, whole-body MRI reinforces its importance in the staging and follow-up of oncologic patients. A typical whole-body MRI exam contains T2w and T1w sequences as well as diffusion-weighted imaging with background suppression (DWIBS). We propose a flexible whole-body MR protocol using an interleaved multi-station approach where T1w and T2w sequences are acquired during the same breath-hold and DWIBS during free-breathing. This allows reduced number of breath-holds asked to the patient and guarantee perfect registration of images to facilitate for optimal clinical diagnosis and to support proper attenuation correction for the PET.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here