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


  • Diagnosis
  • Field of view
  • Financial
  • Implementation
  • Opportunities
  • PET

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