Radiology: MR/PET on par with PET/CT for lung cancer staging

August 16, 2012

MR/PET imaging is feasible for the staging of lung cancer, with diagnostic image quality sufficient for assessment of pulmonary masses and similar lesion characterization as with PET/CT, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology. The results indicate MR/PET could provide an alternative modality in thoracic imaging, with approximately a quarter of the radiation dose as compared with PET/CT.