Prosthetic Metallic Artifact Reduction

4 min
Damita L. Thomas
Published on June 19, 2018
iMAR aides in the reduction of metal artifacts in PET/CT.
Coronal images without and with iMAR application.
A) Image without iMAR, demonstrating large bands of blackness reflecting artifact from prosthesis, obscuring soft tissue detail.
B) With iMAR, soft tissue structures are visualized.
iMAR aides in the reduction of metal artifacts in PET/CT.
Axial images without & with iMAR application.
A) Arrows delineating black band & white streaking artifact from prosthesis, which obscure vasculature structures.
B) Visualization of the contrast-enhanced left femoral artery, revealing intact vessel.

CT

Tube voltage

110 kV

Tube current

100 eff mAs

Slice thickness

5 mm


By Damita L. Thomas
Data courtesy of New Century Imaging, Oradell, New Jersey, USA