Siemens has received EU’s CE Mark for its Biograph mMR, the world’s first integrated MR/PET scanner. One pass through the machine can provide physicians with both anatomic and functional imaging of the patient, or it can be used selectively as a 3T MRI or just as a traditional PET scanner.
More about the device from Siemens:
Biograph mMR is the world’s only fully integrated whole-body molecular MR with simultaneous MR and PET data acquisition technology.
Biograph mMR comprises a 3-Tesla magnetic resonance (MR) scanner and an integrated positron emission tomography (PET) detection system with an architecture that performs as one and was designed for uncompromised MR and PET image quality. While MR provides exquisite morphological and functional details in human tissue, PET goes further to investigate at the same time the human body at the level of cellular activity and metabolism. With its simultaneous data acquisition, the innovative system is expected to prove to be particularly valuable in the identification of neurological, oncological and cardiac conditions of disease and in supporting therapy planning. The Biograph mMR also opens new opportunities for research, such as the development of new biomarkers or new therapeutic approaches. Siemens has already installed a number of Biograph mMR systems at customer sites for clinical research, including university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University, the university hospital of the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen in Germany, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA.
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