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Table 1 Imaging modalities general characteristics

From: Molecular imaging of pulmonary diseases

Modality Spatial Resolution Parameters imaged Depth Acquisition time Cost per scana
(US $)
PET 1-2 mm Metabolism, immunology No limit minutes/h $1000–$2000
SPECT 1-2 mm Metabolism, immunology No limit minutes/h $1000–$1500
MRI <100 μm Structure, metabolism No limit minutes/h $800–$1200
Chest X-ray <100 μm Structure No limit minutes $200–$400
CT <100 μm Structure No limit minutes $600–$800
  1. aCost per scan may vary depending on the injected dose price. Adapted from [2]