The Turku University Hospital was the first hospital in the Nordic countries—including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and their associated territories, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland—to install a whole body PET/MR system. The installation was completed in November 2011.
The Ingenuity TF PET/MR scanner from Philips combines the molecular imaging capabilities of PET with the superb soft tissue imaging capabilities of MR imaging. Philips was the first company in the world to successfully overcome the technical challenges involved in bringing these two modalities into close physical proximity in a whole-body scanner and allow sequential PET and MR images to be acquired in the same session. This allows very accurate overlaying of the PET and MR images so that clinicians can combine the functional and anatomical information provided by PET and MR respectively into a single fused image.
Philips‘ Ingenuity TF PET/MR system is one of the new imaging solutions that the company recently released under the banner of Imaging 2.0.