About the Simultaneous PET MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a long-established and ever-improving technique for imaging structures in the body. Positron emission tomography (PET) is used to show Metabolic processes in the body. Formerly, the two techniques were used sequentially if MRI alone was not sufficient for a diagnosis. But now, for the first time, both MRI and PET are united in a single scanner – the molecular magnetic resonance (mMR) system.

Biograph mMR is an innovative hybrid imaging system: a magnetic resonance imaging scanner combined with a PET imaging system that captures metabolic and functional processes at the same time. This new hybrid imaging technique makes a single reference image by combining both techniques. This is a tremendous advancement in diagnostic accuracy and precision.

This World’s Only Machine able to produce Simultaneous Imaging, captures anatomical, functional and biochemical parameters in one test and enables viewing every possible detail like location, size, extent, type, sub-type, and behavior of cancer thus establishing the complete diagnosis and thereby carry out accurate treatment planning.

Patients are benefited by not getting subjected to a series of testing and be benefited by the accuracy of diagnosis and effective treatment plan. The outcome of testing thus improves achieving QUALY (Quality Associated Life Years) for even the most dreaded cancer patients. As a matter of fact, the machine is a zero radiation-emitting type and thus very safe in conducting tests in pediatric age groups and in those who are more radiation hazard-prone requiring repeat scans, With the advent of newer molecules, this marvel of innovation is going to be the modality of choice combing best of the Nuclear and Radiological Imaging techniques for helping advance the human health.


PET MRI Process


1. Information, Counseling & Travel Needs

Feel free to get as much information about the prescribed test from our designated counselors and doctors who can educate you on the importance and process of the test, its advantages and allay all your apprehensions about undergoing such a unique test. You can call us or write to us at our e-mail. Counseling can be taken by visiting us in person. If you are from outside Delhi, feel free to call us or write to us so as to help arrange for your Visa (in case of foreigners), tickets, accommodation, and other tourism needs.

2. Preparation For the Test

You should not eat in the 8 hours before the scan, and also stop taking certain medications if the physician so directs. When you arrive for the exam, you will first get an overall check-up. This may include a blood-sugar measurement, and you may be asked to lie down for a few minutes so the metabolic processes in your muscles can normalize. You will now be injected with the radiotracer fluid necessary for the mMR examination.

3. Registration and appointment

Once you are referred for an mMR exam by your physician who deems it necessary based on his findings. Get yourself registered with us. You can choose to register yourself by calling us, sending us an e-mail or even by visiting us in physical. Registration entitles you for undergoing the test. You will be given a registration ID number which will be used for your entire journey with us. For getting the confirmed appointment it is necessary to pay the entire amount in advance. You can choose to pay by cash/ demand draft/ cheque/ net banking/ credit or a debit card.

4. Examination, Evaluation of image and rest

During the scan, you will lay comfortably on a table. The body areas to be scanned are covered by so-called “coils” and the table slides into the tunnel where the images are acquired. An intercom will allow you to remain in constant contact with the technologist operating the scanner. The images will be evaluated in consultation with your physician by an experienced radiologist.

The slightly radioactive tracer fluid will soon decay into non-radioactive elements. In order to ensure this process happens quickly and does not put further strain on your body, a period of rest is also called for after the scan. You should also drink plenty of water during this time.

The slightly radioactive tracer fluid will soon decay into non-radioactive elements. In order to ensure this process happens quickly and does not put further strain on your body, a period of rest is also called for after the scan. You should also drink plenty of water during this time.