Most patients undergo PET and MRI rountinely in neuropsychiatric diesases. PET-MRI is the combination of these two examinations.
PET – MRI in Neurology
New quantitative techniques in MRI, such as functional MRI (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging, can more accurately measure brain morphology in patients with cognitive impairment or suspected dementia. PET imaging is an established diagnostic tool in the evaluation of these diseases. The combination of PET – MRI enhances the diagnosis of causes of cognitive impairment or suspected dementia.
Brain tumor imaging with PET – MRI:
The combination of MRI and PET provides complementary information to assist physicians in evaluating both the cause and location of seizures within the brain.
Simultaneous PET – MRI may improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain activation disorders such as Parkinson disease.