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Table 2 PET system affecting MRI

From: PET/MRI: a frontier in era of complementary hybrid imaging

Components of PET Effect on MRI Consequences Resolution
Scintillator detector Non-uniformity of main magnetic field (B0) Introduces magnetic induction Substituting with MRI compatible scintillation detectors
Gamma Shielding Introduction of distortion and non-linearity due to eddy currents Higher cost Alternative shielding materials are chosen
Electronics and cables of PET Causes to RF interference Heating effect Introducing RF shield around PET detectors