Integration of PET/MR Hybrid Imaging into Radiation Therapy Treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Hybrid PET/MR imaging is in early development for treatment planning. This article briefly reviews research and clinical applications of PET/MR imaging in radiation oncology. With improvements in workflow, more specific tracers, and fast and robust acquisition protocols, PET/MR imaging will play an increasingly important role in better target delineation for treatment planning and have clear advantages in the evaluation of tumor response and in a better understanding of tumor heterogeneity. With advances in treatment delivery and the potential of integrating PET/MR imaging with research on radiomics for radiation oncology, quantitative and physiologic information could lead to more precise and personalized RT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhu, T; Das, S; Wong, TZ

Published Date

  • May 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 430

PubMed ID

  • 28390536

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9786

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.mric.2017.01.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States