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.
The PI of this project is: Steve Y Cho MD
This project is funded by: Radiology RD
The term of this project is: October 2016 to January 2018
The number of subjects scanned during this project is: 20