Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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

  • Philips announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ingenia Elition 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) solution and two clinical applications, Philips Compressed Sense and 3D APT. This integrated suite of innovations enables...

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared GOKnee3D, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) application from Siemens Healthineers that significantly reduces the time required to perform comprehensive diagnostic exams of the knee.

  • Arterys Inc. announced its fifth 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Arterys Oncology AI Suite, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based, cloud-based medical imaging software.

  • ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis demonstrates several mobile apps designed to help pediatric patients learn what an MRI exam is like to help calm their fears and make it easier to conduct the exam.

  • Investigations are underway at a hospital in Mumbai, India, after a man was killed when he was sucked into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine while carrying a metallic oxygen cylinder into the exam room. Two hospital staff members have been arrested for causing death due to negligence,...

Elekta Unity High-Field MR-Linac Receives CE Mark
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018 — Elekta announced that its Elekta Unity...

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Clinical Treatments With ViewRay MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 — The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in...

Reduced hippocampal volume on MRI

This figure shows reduced hippocampal volume over the course of 6 years as seen on progressive volumetric analysis and also coronal MRI evaluations (arrows).Progressive volume loss in the mesial temporal lobe on MRI is a characteristic imaging feature of AD. This patient was a case of Alzheimer’s Dementia.

 

News | Neuro Imaging | June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 — According to a UCLA Medical Center...

Philips Receives FDA 510(k) for Ingenia Elition MR System
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2018

June 7, 2018 — Philips announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...

New Studies Highlight MRI Use for Prostate Cancer Screening and Management
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — Three new studies presented at the 113th annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA)...

MRI "Glove" Provides New Look at Hand Anatomy

An experiment showed that a glove-shaped detector could yield images of bones, cartilage, and muscles interacting as a hand 'plays piano.' Traditionally, MRI had required patients to remain strictly motionless.Image courtesy of Nature Biomedical Engineering; Bei Zhang, Martijn Cloos, Daniel Sodickson

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 — A new kind of...

FDA Clears Medic Vision's iQMR MRI Image Enhancement Technology

Image courtesy of Medic Vision Imaging Solutions

Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

Impaired Brain Pathways May Cause Attention Problems After Stroke
News | Neuro Imaging | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 — Damage to some of the pathways that carry information throughout the brain may be responsible for...

Functional MRI Assesses Crocodile Brain Listening to Classical Music

A research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) used functional MRI to assess the brain patterns of a Nile crocodile and determine what happens when the animal hears complex sounds. Image courtesy of Felix Ströckens, M.D./Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 08, 2018

May 8, 2018 — In a first, an international research team from the Department of Biopsychology at Ruhr-Universität...

7T MRI Provides Precise 3-D Maps of Brain Activity

fMRI of a patient with secondary glioblastoma (brain tumor). Functional localization was measured before surgery by means of a motor task (hand opening and closing). On the left, the uncorrected scan, on the right the result after dynamic image correction. Image courtesy of Quelle: MUW/ High Field MR Centre of Excellence

 

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 03, 2018

May 3, 2018 — With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, researchers from Vienna have developed methods to...

Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used...

Esaote Change of Ownership Completed
News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 — The acquisition...

Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Neurological, Psychiatric Disorders

Brain networks from nine people were analyzed to generate the heat map above, which shows the areas that change the most (red) to the least (green), from person to person. A new study shows that individual brain networks are remarkably stable from day to day and while undertaking different tasks, suggesting that finding differences between individuals could help diagnose brain disorders or diseases. Image courtesy of Caterina Gratton.

News | Neuro Imaging | April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 — There are no laboratory tests to diagnose migraines, depression, bipolar disorder and many other...

MRIdian Linac Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. recently announced that the company received Shonin approval from the Japanese...

Siemens Healthineers Launches New Partners for Digital Ecosystem at HIMSS 2018
News | PACS Accessories | March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018 — At the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and...

Alternative Technique Can Improve Brain Imaging for Restless Children
News | Pediatric Imaging | March 08, 2018

March 8, 2018 – Children often find it difficult to remain still for...

The yellow in the anterolateral entorhinal cortex of the young brain indicates significant activity, something that is absent in the older brain.

This figure shows two different brains that are aligned to a common template space for comparison. The yellow in the anterolateral entorhinal cortex of the young brain indicates significant activity, something that is absent in the older brain. CREDIT: Zachariah Reagh

News | Nuclear Imaging | March 08, 2018

As we get older, it's not uncommon to experience "senior moments," in which we forget where we parked our car or...

While the imaging community may never have consciously put patients second, putting patients first is more than a numerical ranking.
Blog | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | March 06, 2018

Moral ambiguities don’t often come into play in medical imaging. Forget what Dr. House says ad nauseam on the...

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