Summary report of the First International Workshop on PET/MR imaging, March 19-23, 2012, Tübingen, Germany

Mol Imaging Biol. 2013 Aug;15(4):361-71. doi: 10.1007/s11307-013-0623-1.


We report from the First International Workshop on positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) that was organized by the University of Tübingen in March 2012. Approximately 100 imaging experts in MRI, PET and PET/computed tomography (CT), among them early adopters of pre-clinical and clinical PET/MRI technology, gathered from March 19 to 24, 2012 in Tübingen, Germany. The objective of the workshop was to provide a forum for sharing first-hand methodological and clinical know-how and to assess the potential of combined PET/MRI in various applications from pre-clinical research to scientific as well as clinical applications in humans. The workshop was comprised of pro-active sessions including tutorials, specific discussion panels and grand rounds. Pre-selected experts moderated the sessions, and feedback from the subsequent discussions is presented here to a greater readership. Naturally, the summaries provided herein are subjective descriptions of the hopes and challenges of PET/MR imaging as seen by the workshop attendees at a very early point in time of adopting PET/MRI technology and, as such, represent only a snapshot of current approaches.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / standards
  • Multimodal Imaging* / standards
  • Positron-Emission Tomography* / standards
  • Reference Standards
  • Translational Medical Research