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Abstract #3074

Comparing PET/MRI with PET/CT in detection of lung nodules 4mm or larger using a single-breath hold MR acquisition

Nevein Ibrahim1, Minnie Kieler1, Elizabeth A Sadowski1, Steve Cho1, Emmanuel Sampene1, Alan McMillan1,2, and Joanna E Kusmirek1
1Diagnostic radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public health, Madison, WI, United States, 2Medical physics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public health, Madison, WI, United States

One of the limitations of PET/MRI is poor evaluation of lung parenchyma with free breathing sequences. In this study, 41 patients with gynecological malignancies underwent PET/MRI with rapid single breath hold lung acquisition after PET/CT. The CT and MRI of the lungs were reviewed blindly for detection of pulmonary nodules 4mm or larger. The study showed that there was no significant difference between the CT and single breath hold MRI using Chi square test. Improved detection of small pulmonary nodules using single breath hold sequence would increase the feasibility of stand-alone PET/MR imaging for clinical staging in oncologic patients.

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