University of Wisconsin–Madison

Comparison of PET/CT and PET/MR for Imaging Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) in Normal Weight and Obese Patients

October 2016 to January 2018

The purpose of this study is to compare the feasibility and reliability of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) using a PET/MR scan compared to standard 18F-FDG PET/CT scan for the detection of activated brown adipose tissue (BAT) in a cohort of lean and obese normal volunteers. Our hypothesis is that 18F-FDG PET visual detection of BAT will be comparable in PET/MR and PET/CT imaging.

This project led by: Steve Y Cho, MD