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PET/MR (Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

PET/MR scanner in St. Louis

Description

A PET/MR scanner is able to perform both a nuclear medicine scan and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan at the same time.  We have one of the first PET/MR scanners in the world.  MRI offers excellent contrast among soft tissues while PET offers excellent images of molecular activity within the body.  Therefore, the combination of PET with MRI provides many advantages to the patient for modern medical diagnosis.