PET/MRI is an emerging field in medical research. We evaluated the potential of the ICON compact MRI system within a combined PET/MRI setup and provide various examples for in vivo PET/MRI studies. Application examples include cardiovascular disease, inflammation and arthritis and cancer biology in vivo. The unique attributes of this compact, high-performance MRI system – – with no external magnetic field and the possibility for placement anywhere in a biological lab – – will be discussed as a biological imaging tool, as well as a flexible instrument in a multi-modality imaging core facility.
Multi-Modality, Cancer, Cardiology, Inflammation, PET - MRI, PET/MRI, Arthritis
Multi-Modality, Cancer, Cardiology, Inflammation, Arthritis
Laboratory for Preclinical Imaging and Imaging Technology, Werner Siemens-Foundation Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen