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Simultaneous PET/MR for imaging patho-physiology:the MGH experience, a seminar by Prof Georges El Fakhri.

On Tuesday, 14th November, we were honored to have Prof Georges El Fakhri  to share his knowledge and experience in the seminar – Simultaneous PET/MR for imaging patho-physiology:the MGH experience.

In this seminar, recent developments in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) /Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) were explored. The challenges of simultaneous imaging both from the instrumentation side (nuclear science of detectors) and processing side were detailed, and the opportunities afforded by synergies of the two modalities were also discussed. The unique sensitivity of PET (picomolar) and its quantitative capabilities can be associated with the superb spatial and temporal resolution of MR as well as its excellent soft tissue contrast to provide an ideal imaging modality for many cancers as well as cardiac and brain explorations.

Guest Speaker Bio:

Prof Georges El Fakhri is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the MGH Gordon PET Core, Gordon Center, and the Postgraduate Training Program in Medical Imaging (PTPMI). He also serves as the Co-Director of NMMI Division at MGH and of Physicsand Instrumentation in the Harvard Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine.

To Listen to the seminar recording, please click here.

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