PET/MRI shows value for cardiac sarcoidosis

December 14, 2015

Simultaneous cardiac PET/MRI is better than PET/CT for detecting cardiac sarcoidosis, offering diagnostic image quality and less radiation dose, according to a study presented at RSNA 2015.

Preliminary findings showed that PET/MRI correctly diagnosed the inflammatory heart condition in all eight patients, compared with only four positive results with PET/CT. The additional information provided by PET/MRI could reduce the number of imaging exams patients undergo.

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