Fused PET and MR make the grade in pediatric brain cancers

July 9, 2013

A connection between cerebral blood volume (CBV) and tumor metabolism in 3D PET and MR characterized a range of pediatric brain tumors. The two modalities were found to sync complementary functional and metabolic information in 94 percent of cases and could have an impact on risk stratification and prognosis with further study, according to research published June 25 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.