The system combines 3T MR with simultaneous PET imaging. (Biograph mMR scanner installation to be completed December 2011).
• Unique mMR block detector architecture includes integrated cooling features to provide optimal PET performance, as well as specialized shielding to virtually eliminate magnetic field interference in the PET data processing chain.
• Attenuation correction helps improve the consistency of PET data results. This information is collected from MR data during the concurrent exam. Relevant components have been reengineered with low attenuation materials, e.g. the PET-compatible Tim coils and the mMR Tim Table.
• Gradient strength 45mT/m and slew rate 200 T/m/s.
(Picture Courtesy of Siemens)