PET/MRI Valuable in Diagnosis of Pelvic Malignancies

March 16, 2015

Studies evaluating the performance of hybrid imaging using simultaneous PET/MRI for the staging of both primary and recurrent pelvic malignancies indicate that the integrated approach could become a valuable diagnostic modality in both settings, new research shows.

"MRI is known to be the most accurate technique we have to determine local tumor extent of cervical cancers, and also the most accurate in identifying if the tumor has infiltrated adjacent pelvic organs, which you have to determine in order to arrive at the proper treatment strategy," Johannes Grueneisen, MD, University Hospital, Essen, Germany, told Medscape Medical News..

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