The HYPMED project features in a recent article in European Hospital article on the emergence and development of hybrid imaging.
"Recently launched is a new EU breast cancer research project, ‘Digital Hybrid Breast PET/MRI for Enhanced Diagnosis of Breast Cancer’ (HYPMED). The European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBR) runs this, as project coordinator, and the University Hospital Aachen, Germany is scientific coordinator. The project envisages the integration of a PET detector into an MRI surface coil so that high resolution PET imaging and high resolution MRI imaging can be carried out synchronously in breast cancer patients – including the opportunity to carry out minimally invasive MRI- and PET-guided biopsies. ‘This approach is basically aimed at upgrading any conventional MRI scanner into a high resolution PET/MRI system,’ confirms Professor Volkmar Schulz Dr-Ing, from the Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging at University Hospital Aachen." -