Diagnosis by Image has experienced spectacular progress in the last few years. The quality and accuracy of the results obtained has been improved to a point where pathologies previously considered irresoluble can now be detected with the new technologies. In parallel, the levels of radiation exposure have been reduced significantly for the benefit of patients and doctors.
Currently, there exits two dominant technologies: Magnetic resonance (MRI) and Position Emission Tomography (PET). Both are complementary in the sense that both have advantages and disadvantages. However, for the first time, the European funded project GAMMA-MRI (γMRI) intends to go beyond current technological paradigms in brain imaging in the sense that γMRI is not just a hybrid approach combining separate modalities but a single new modality, simultaneously achieving the high spatial resolution of MRI and the high sensitivity of PET with faster scan times.
γMRI will not require the ultra-high magnetic fields and expensive EM shielded rooms typical of MRI machines, nor the detection of coincidence γ rays as in PET. For that reason γMRI will be less complex and thus less expensive than present state-of-the-art devices, especially the hybrid ones.
The project was started on the 1st of April 2021 and we are happy to announce you can now follow GAMMA-MRI in Twitter and LinkedIn.