Long axial field of view PET scanners: a road map to implementation and new possibilities

Riemer H. J. A. Slart*, Charalampos Tsoumpas, Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans, Walter Noordzij, Antoon T. M. Willemsen, Ronald J. H. Borra, Rudi A. J. O. Dierckx, Adriaan A. Lammertsma

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In this contribution, several opportunities and challenges for long axial field of view (LAFOV) PET are described. It is an anthology in which the main issues have been highlighted. A consolidated overview of the camera system implementation, business and financial plan, opportunities and challenges is provided. What the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community can expect from these new PET/CT scanners is the delivery of more comprehensive information to the clinicians for advancing diagnosis, therapy evaluation and clinical research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4236-4245
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Issue number13
Early online date2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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