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.

Esaote Change of Ownership Completed
News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018 — The acquisition of biomedical equipment company Esaote SpA’s share capital was completed on April 19,...
ViewRay Unveils New Soft Tissue Visualization Technologies for MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. announced new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies under development for its...
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 Ministry...
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 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations, but...
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 call...
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...
Imaging Plays Key Role in Evaluating Injuries at Olympics
News | Orthopedic Imaging | February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018 — The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury...
FDA Clears Siemens Healthineers' GOKnee3D MRI Application
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 19, 2018
February 19, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared GOKnee3D, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...
Gadolinium based contrast dye in brain MRI

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 16, 2018 | Dave Fornell
One of the biggest concerns in radiology in recent years is the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) used...
Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Oncology Imaging Suite With Deep Learning
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018 — Arterys Inc. announced its fifth 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Announce 2017 Putting Patients First Grant Winners
News | Patient Engagement | February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018 — The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) and Canon Medical Systems recently announced...
Videos | Pediatric Imaging | February 14, 2018
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis demonstrates several mobile apps designed to help pediatric patients learn what an...
Vantage Galan 3T XGO Edition MRI system was cleared by the FDA.
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018 — Physicians now have access to more neuro and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) capabilities...
Indian Man Killed in MRI Accident. MRI magnet safety is key, the magnet is always on.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 30, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
February 5, 2018 — Investigations are underway at a hospital in Mumbai, India, after a man was killed when he was...
Bracco Diagnostics' MultiHance Contrast Agent Earns Expanded Approval for Pediatric MRI
News | Contrast Media | January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the labeling of its contrast agent MultiHance has obtained U.S....
Canon and QED to Accelerate Development of New, Innovative MRI Technology
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 – Canon Medical Systems, in partnership with Quality Electrodynamics (QED), installed a Vantage Galan...
Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives
News | Neuro Imaging | January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 – Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy...
Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning in Deaf Children
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018 – In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann...