Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to describe:
- Advantages and shortcomings of hybrid PET/MR scanners with respect to cardiovascular applications (e.g. myocardial perfusion imaging and viability imaging).
- Additional value of the MR component in cardiac imaging.
- Technical challenges and workflow considerations regarding hybrid PET/MR scanners in the field of cardiology (e.g. attenuation correction and cardiac/respiratory/patient motion).
Target Audience This article contains information of value to physicians in nuclear medicine, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery as well as to nuclear medicine technologists.
Faculty Disclosure(s) Christopher Rischpler, MD; Stephan G. Nekolla, PhD; Isabel Dregely, PhD; Markus Schwaiger, MD Dr. Schwaiger is an investigator, meeting participant, and lecturer for Siemens Medical. In accordance with ACCME Revised Standards for Commercial Support and SNM Conflict-of-Interest Policy, the authors have indicated no other relevant relationships that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or to condone bias but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of the activity.