Emerging Roles of PET/MR in the Pediatric Hospital

Add “improving” before “detection”? PET/MR is beneficial particularly in pediatric patients who undergo recurrent imaging, such as those with cancer or chronic inflammatory disease. PET/MR has advantages compared with PET/computed tomography, including decreased radiation exposure and superior c haracterization of soft tissue. Ongoing challenges include reducing examination duration and costs and detection of pulmonary lesions. Accepted clinical applications of PET/MR in pediatric patients are evaluation of epileptic foci and diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of solid tumors. PET/MR also ma y have a role in diagnosis and management of infectious and inflammatory conditions relevant to the pediatric population, including osteomyelitis and Crohn disease.
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