PET/MRI versus PET/CT Hybrid

Diagnostic radiology helps health care professionals see structures inside your body. Doctors that specialize in the interpretation of these images are called diagnostic radiologists. Using the diagnostic images, the radiologist or other physicians can often:

 

Utilization is affected by the uncertain reimbursement environment for integrated PET/MRI scans. Some private, third-party payers (Aetna, Anthem, Humana) deny coverage for the hybrid imaging exams. Clinical trials comparing PET/MRI to PET/CT imaging have generally not demonstrated a substantial difference in diagnostic accuracy between PET/MRI and PET/CT, affecting anticipated utilization. 

  • Abdomen and pelvic MR
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Challenging body CT/MR cases
  • Risk associated with CT scans
  • CT scan heart slices for creating 3D/4D
  • FDG PET/CT scans
  • SPECT/CT scan

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