Hybrid MR-PET Imaging: Systems, Methods and Applications
CHAPTER 18: Preclinical Hybrid MR-PET Scanner Hardware
Published:29 Nov 2018
Special Collection: 2018 ebook collectionSeries: New Developments in NMR
C. Choi, J. Felder, C. W. Lerche, and N. J. Shah, in Hybrid MR-PET Imaging: Systems, Methods and Applications, ed. N. J. Shah, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018, pp. 351-367.
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The use of preclinical imaging in research spans several decades and developments in the field are continuing in a number of directions, with research using simultaneous hybrid magnetic resonance-positron emission tomography (MR-PET) systems at the forefront. This opens up new opportunities to access large amounts of diverse temporal and spatial information with high accuracy. Following on from the human MR-PET instrumentation chapter, this chapter deals with the particular challenges, such as ultra-high magnetic and gradient field strengths associated with the combination of preclinical MR and PET hardware. Furthermore, the development of several small animal systems for combined MR-PET applications are also introduced.