What is a PET-MR scan?
A PET-MR scanner is a PET scanner combined with an MR scanner.
What is a PET scan & what is it used for?
A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner produces detailed, three-dimensional images of how the cells are working inside the body.
PET scans can be used to help diagnose a range of different cancers & can show how far a cancer has spread or how well it is responding to treatment.
They can also be used to help diagnose a number of conditions that affect the normal workings of the brain (neurological conditions), such as dementia.
What is a MR scan & what is it used for?
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging uses strong magnetic fields & radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. MR is unique in that it uses a combination of high field strength magnets & radio waves, as well as the magnetic properties of hydrogen in water, to create detailed pictures.
What is a PET-MR scan & what is it used for?
Some examples of its uses are to detect changes in very small blood vessels or brain cell changes in dementia.
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