Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Imaging Resonance Scanner (PET/MRI)

Siemens Biograph mMR

The ground-breaking PET/MRI Scanner is one of a few of its kind in Australia.

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It provides simultaneous anatomical (MRI) and functional (PET) data to locate tumours and understand disease processes.

It offers the most precise early diagnosis of diseases such as brain, ovarian and prostate cancers and monitoring of processes within those cancers. It can also be used to study how drugs and PET tracers (small compounds) are taken up by tumours and surrounding areas. This will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the biology of tumours.

The scanner provides high-quality images of organs in motion, such as the liver, and will help researchers to identify the best treatment strategies for patients. The MRI/PET enables organ motion to be tracked and corrected for higher-quality imaging.

OVERVIEW 
  • 60cm bore
  • FOV 50x50cm trans axial, 45cm axial
  • MQ Gradient 45 mT/m @ 200 T/m/s
  • Up to 9 um resolution
  • The PET component has an axial FOV of 25.6cm, a transaxial FOV of 59.4cm and is centred on the iso centre of the MRI allowing for true simultaneous imaging with both modalities.
  • The spatial resolution of the PET system is 4.8mm axial and 4.7mm transaxial.
COILS
  • mMR Head/Neck
  • mMR Spine
  • mMR Body
  • PA Matrix
  • Tx/Rx Knee 15
  • Large Shoulder mMR
  • Small Shoulder mMR
  • Wrist 8
  • Foot/Ankle 8
  • Large Flex 4
  • Small Flex 4
  • Loop
ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
  • Medrad Spectris Solaris EP (power injector)

 

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Telephone:
+61 7 3646 5820

ADDRESS

Level 3, UQCCR
Building 71/918
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029 Australia

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