Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI creates images from the magnetic resonance created in hydrogen atoms when they are polarized and an electromagnetic pulse is used to knock them off axis. This section includes MR analysis software, MRI scanners, gadolinium contrast agents and related magnetic resonance imaging accessories.

Brain image taken on an Echelon Oval 1.5T MR scanner

Brain image taken on an Echelon Oval 1.5T MR scanner. Image courtesy of Hitachi Healthcare Americas

Sponsored Content | Blog | Radiology Imaging | September 13, 2019
People who live in rural America may deserve the same quality healthcare as anyone living in the U.S., but it is not...
Imaging Biometrics and Medical College of Wisconsin Awarded NIH Grant
News | Neuro Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB), in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has...
ASNC Announces Multisocietal Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging Consensus
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new expert consensus document along...
AJR Publishes Gender Affirmation Surgery Primer for Radiologists. transgender radiology images,

Scout image from contrast-enhanced CT shows erectile implant; stainless steel and silicone anchors (arrow) transfixed to pubic bone are asymmetric.

News | Orthopedic Imaging | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — An ahead-of-print article published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology...
Neurological Brain Markers Might Detect Risk for Psychotic Disorders

Researchers at the University of Missouri used MRI scans similar to this photo to find neurological markers in the human brain. These markers can be used to detect people at risk for developing psychotic disorders and to understand when this risk has been successfully treated. Image courtesy of Marquette University/John Kerns.

News | Neuro Imaging | September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 — Help may be on the way for people who might lose contact with reality through a psychotic disorder...
Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use
News | Radiology Imaging | September 03, 2019
September 3, 2019 — Despite a broad campaign among physician groups to reduce the amount of...
High-capacity MRI Scanner Approvals Boosting Innovations in MRI-safe Pulse Oximeters
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019 — A notable increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases has led to a surge in sales of high-end...
Delaware Imaging Network Now Offers NeuroQuant Brain Imaging MRI Software
News | Neuro Imaging | August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019 — Delaware Imaging Network (DIN), Delaware’s largest network of outpatient medical imaging centers, has...
Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame

Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame. The three patients (V6, V10, V16) with different left-ventricle walls are shown. Point-to-surface distance is a measure to estimate the distance of a point from the reference surface. Image courtesy of WMG, University of Warwick

News | Cardiac Imaging | August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 — A new 3-D ...
Smoldering Spots in the Brain May Signal Severe MS

NIH researchers found that dark rimmed spots representing ongoing, “smoldering” inflammation, may be a hallmark of more disabling forms of multiple sclerosis. Image courtesy of Reich lab, NIH/NINDS.

News | Neuro Imaging | August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019 — Aided by a high-powered brain scanner and a...
Vaping Impairs Vascular Function

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Inhaling a vaporized liquid solution through an e-cigarette, otherwise known as vaping, immediately...
Improved Imaging Technique Could Increase Chances of Prostate Cancer Survival
News | Prostate Cancer | August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019 — According to the American Cancer Society, approximately...
Some Pregnant Women Are Exposed to Gadolinium in Early Pregnancy
News | Women's Health | August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019 — A small but concerning number of women are exposed to a commonly used...
MRIdian System Limits Early Toxicity for Prostate Cancer Without Implanted Markers
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced the acceptance of publication by the International Journal of Radiation...
New MRI Technique Captures Brain Changes in Near-real Time

Differences in stiffness between stimulus states. Image courtesy of Patz et al.

News | Neuro Imaging | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — An international team of researchers developed a new...
ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children

Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al.

News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019 — A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of...
Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro
Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019 — Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation
Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 — Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter...
Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019
August 6, 2019 — Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers...
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
August 1, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled...