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.

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging headquarters.

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging headquarters.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media Injectors | January 21, 2021
Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) was founded 30 years ago and has grown to be one of the largest outpatient...
The key trends Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Imagesbserved at 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting all focused around COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and the impact it has had on radiology. #RSNA #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images

Feature | RSNA | January 20, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane and Dave Fornell
The key trends observed at 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting all focused around COVID-19 (SARS-...
MRI Targeted biopsy is performed using cognitive fusion more easily with anatomical guidance based on the radiology report. MRI targets can be identified quickly in real-time along with micro-ultrasound targets, which may have been missed on MRI.

MRI Targeted biopsy is performed using cognitive fusion more easily with anatomical guidance based on the radiology report. MRI targets can be identified quickly in real-time along with micro-ultrasound targets, which may have been missed on MRI. Image courtesy of Exact Imaging

Feature | Prostate Cancer | January 20, 2021 | By Brian Wodlinger, Ph.D.
Historically when a patient had an elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) test their urologist would take the next...
MRI of Nonferromagnetic Ballistics Suspended in Gelatin. 

MRI of Nonferromagnetic Ballistics Suspended in Gelatin. Scout (A), T1-weighted spin-echo (SE) (B), T2-weighted SE (C), T2-weighted gradient-recalled echo (GRE) (TR/TE, 500/10; D), and T2-weighted GRE (TR/TE, 700/30; E) MR images show jacket hollow point .45 automatic Colt pistol bullet (Corbon) (1), solid lead .45 Long Colt bullet (Winchester) (2), full metal jacket (FMJ) automatic Colt pistol bullet (Winchester) (3), 5.56-mm FMJ bullet (Federal Ammunition) (4), #7 lead shotgun pellet (Winchester) (5), and 5-mm lead air gun pellet (Sheridan) (6). On all sequences, metallic artifact is minimal. Although metallic artifact increases or blooms with increased TR/TE in GRE images (D and E), amount of surrounding distortion is still minimal.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021 — According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), because patients with...
Myocarditis among recovering COVID-19 athletes less common than previously reported

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News | Cardiac Imaging | January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 — In a letter published in the December issue of the American Heart Association's medical journal ...
A study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, frequently underestimates the size of prostate tumors, potentially leading to undertreatment.

A study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, frequently underestimates the size of prostate tumors, potentially leading to undertreatment.

News | Prostate Cancer | January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 — A study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that magnetic...
Jeff Elias, MD, is a neurosurgeon at UVA Health and a pioneer in the field of focused ultrasound.

Jeff Elias, MD, is a neurosurgeon at UVA Health and a pioneer in the field of focused ultrasound. Image courtesy of UVA Health

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2021 — A scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s...
Now, researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found potential brain biomarkers of PTSD in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/...
Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis for emotional responses to music. Altogether 102 research subjects listened to music that evokes emotions while their brain function was scanned with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The study was carried out in the national PET Centre.

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis...
This novel agent, based on the essential nutrient manganese, has strong potential as a safer alternative to currently used contrast agents
News | Contrast Media | December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020 — Adding a contrast-enhancing agent to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) significantly improves image...
All but 3 of the top 25 articles in 2020 were on COVID-19. The other 3 were on MRI contrast advances and the development of a cold-cathode X-ray tube technology. #COVID19

All but 3 of the top 25 articles in 2020 were on COVID-19. The other 3 were on MRI contrast advances and the development of a cold-cathode X-ray tube technology.

Feature | December 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) website from 2020. This is based on...
New software version for Vantage Orian 1.5T also offers solution to help clinicians image and quantify fatty liver disease
News | Information Technology | December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 — Hospitals and institutions are continually looking for ways to improve diagnostic imaging...
Companies to develop compatibility of Philips’ MR Ingenia 3.0T and 1.5T systems with the InSightec Exablate Neuro platform
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 — Philips and InSightec, a global healthcare company focused on the therapeutic power of acoustic...
Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology developed a subspace mass spectrometry imaging approach that accelerates the speed of data acquisition -- without sacrificing the quality -- by designing a model-based reconstruction strategy.

Top, hyperspectral visualization with data from a standard 9-hour experiment compared with hyperspectral visualization with data from a proposed 1-hour experiment. Image courtesy the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

News | SPECT Imaging | December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 — A new computational mass spectrometry imaging method enables researchers to achieve high mass...
The first MRI-guided radiation therapy system provides real-time view of tumors during radiation treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian became the only hospital in Orange County, and one of the first...
The FDA recently received a report that a patient’s face was burned from the metal in a face mask worn during an MRI, and reminds patients and providers that patients should not wear any metal during an MRI #COVID19 #pandemic

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 07, 2020
December 7, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients and health care providers that...
Bringing the comfort of a personal movie theater into the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning procedure. Combining vivid video and symphonic-quality audio, Resonance Technology offers the ultimate in-patient comfort. CinemaVision is an immersive entertainment system with an MR Headset and Visor that helps to alleviate anxiety and claustrophobia by transporting patients to a breathtaking virtual world
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 04, 2020
December 4, 2020 — Bringing the comfort of a personal movie theater into the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning...
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) opened its state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in 2018, demonstrating the hospital’s continued commitment to provide the best in advanced care for premature babies and infants with medical complications.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 — Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) opened its state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit...
By eliminating the need to move neonates from the NICU to the radiology department, Aspect Imaging’s Embrace enables a safer way to perform the MRI procedure
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 01, 2020
December 1, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global neonatal intensive care unit magnetic resonance imaging (...
Resoundant Inc., announced hat it has entered into a strategic partnership with United Imaging Healthcare to begin offering advanced magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) on leading United Imaging MRI systems.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — Resoundant Inc., announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with United Imaging...