New cancer scanner halves radiation
Particle physicists have developed a new medical technology that combines PET and MRI in one. Benefit: Improved image quality and less radiation.
FIFTY PER CENT LESS RADIATION: The particle physicists Erlend Bolle, David Volgyes, Michael Rissi and Kim Eigard Hones have developed a completely new technology that makes it possible to halve radiation from a PET scanner. The PET scanner is also built at such a small scale that it can be placed inside an MR scanner. This makes it possible to take the MR and PET images at the same time. Photo: Yngve Vogt