Hybrid MR-PET in Neuroimaging

Clin Neuroradiol. 2015 Oct:25 Suppl 2:275-81. doi: 10.1007/s00062-015-0427-6. Epub 2015 Jul 31.


Hybrid magnetic resonance (MR)-positron emission tomography (MR-PET) is a novel technology with advantages over sequential MR and PET imaging, allowing maintain full individual diagnostic performance with negligible mutual interference between the two hardware settings. Obvious synergies between MR and PET in acquisition of anatomical, functional, and molecular information for neurological diseases into one single image pave the way for establishing clear clinical indications for hybrid MR-PET as well as addressing unmet neuroimaging needs in future clinics and research. Further developments in attenuation correction, quantification, workflow, and effective MR-PET data management might unfold the full potential of integrated multimodality imaging.

Keywords: Brain tumors; Dementia imaging; Epilepsy imaging; Hybrid imaging; MR-PET.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases / metabolism*
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / pharmacokinetics*
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Molecular Imaging / methods
  • Multimodal Imaging / methods*
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / methods*
  • Radiopharmaceuticals / pharmacokinetics


  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18