MRI and PET Imaging


The latest in positron emission tomography (PET) to visualize functional physiology. Frequently used to evaluate organ activity and assess/detect malignancies in specific cases where there is a requirement to visualize functional physiology of a body area. These scans can also be leveraged to evaluate overall health and promote ongoing wellness.

The institute includes the most advanced technology in PET scanning, including the most precise imaging of the brain available using PET-MRI technology — one of only 30 such devices in the country. PET-MRI combines metabolic activity from the PET scan and anatomic data from the magnetic resonance imaging. Results from a PET-MRI offers a comprehensive look at the body.

Andrew Newberg, MD

MRI IMAGING

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used to provide exceptional images of the brain and other organs, as well as joints and soft tissues. MRI scans can be performed to assess a number of different conditions including cancer, infection, inflammation, and musculoskeletal problems.

The MRI at Jefferson Imaging at Villanova is a powerful, highly advanced scanner that can perform all types of standard MRI scans in a patient-friendly environment. Major insurances accepted and expedited appointments available.

PET IMAGING

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is used to visualize functional physiology. PET imaging is frequently used to evaluate organ activity and assess/detect malignancies.

PET imaging can help find cancers, detect small tumors, discover unknown metastatic cancer, and evaluate response to therapy. Brain PET scans can be used to evaluate patients with head injury, cognitive impairment, seizures, and other neurological psychiatric conditions.

Cancer Detection:

  • Total body MRI for those with a family history of cancer, high-risk factors, and/or concerns about cancer. This would be non-contrast and no radiation.
  • Total body PET-MRI for those with a family history of cancer, high-risk factors, and/or concerns about cancer. This would be non-contrast but would have the radiation from the PET. It would be more comprehensive and would evaluate areas of inflammation as well.

Brain Imaging:

  • FDG PET (with MRI co-registration) of Brain for those who have a family history of neuro-cognitive disorders or concerns about future cognitive decline.
  • Comprehensive PET and MRI of Brain for those who have a family history of neuro-cognitive disorders and clinical evidence of cognitive decline.
  • Amyloid PET (with MRI co-registration) of the Brain for those specifically concerned about Alzheimer’s disease.

Cardiac Imaging:

  • NaF PET-MR of the heart to determine calcified plaque at its earliest stages and assess functional activity of the heart; for people concerned because of risk factors or family history.
  • MRI of heart to evaluate overall structure, function, valve disease, and coronary arteries.

How do I sign up?

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (533-3669) or contact us online.


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