PET/Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications in Abdomen and Pelvis

Ananya Panda, Ajit H. Goenka, Thomas A. Hope, Patrick Veit-Haibach

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This article gives a brief overview of the current clinical applications in PET/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in abdominal diseases. Initial technical developments concentrated on improvement of attenuation correction. Significant enhancements have been achieved, which is now considered solved and useable for clinical routine. For clinical applicability, a considerable amount of work was done by several groups to tailor disease-specific protocols for PET/MR imaging. Those protocols focused on providing complementary diagnostic information from the PET as well as from the MR imaging component. Successful protocol implementation has been performed in liver metastases, pancreatic cancer, gynecologic tumors, and especially prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-380
Number of pages12
JournalMagnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2020


  • Cervical cancer
  • Hybrid imaging
  • Liver
  • Molecular imaging
  • Neuroendocrine tumor
  • PET/MR imaging
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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