MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

Clinical Molecular Imaging Research Group (CMIRG)

Principal Investigator

Lab Members

3D CT has been available for over 10 years and can be readily performed at many modern imaging centers. The most common viewing formats: Virtual Colonoscopy and External 3D Volume "Fly-Around".

Some issues have diminished the utility of 3D CT:

FDG PET has superior accuracy to CT for many tumors and integrated PET/CT appears to add additional value. Although fused PET/CT images for 3D volume rendering is currently undefined and undescribed, it appears to provide additional beneficial data for image interpretation and may create new areas of clinical application. A particularly promising avenue is usage in pre-surgical/pre-procedural planning. Future work includes: (1) Further development of the 3D PET/CT software tools, (2) validation of this technique in more patients, and (3) use in tracers other than FDG.CMIRG lab members

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