What is a PET MRI Scan?
PET/MRI is a new medical imaging device that performs Positron-Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans simultaneously.
In ensuring the organs in a body is working, a PET scan would help to provide the necessary information on whether it's functioning properly.
MRI scans uses a strong magnetic field to provide a thorough examination and provide information on how these structures are functioning.
Why do you need PET/MRI Scan?
There are a lot of major benefits in using PET/MRI Scans such as an accurate diagnosis and treatment options for complex malignancies including the neck, pelvis, and neck cancers. This technique allows doctors to plan better to offer suitable treatments and care.
Both scans allow proper monitoring the way certain drugs are travelling in your body to determine whether they are functioning well. PET/MRI helps researchers to monitor stem cells (undifferentiated biological cells) as they are maturing and differentiating into different body tissues.