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.

FDA Clears First Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device
Technology | Pediatric Imaging | July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the first...
Synergy Radiology Associates Employs UroNav Fusion Biopsy System for Better Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
News | Biopsy Systems | July 17, 2017
July 17, 2017 — Radiologists from Synergy Radiology Associates (SRA) in Houston are using the power of 3-D medical...
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017 — Elekta and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have initiated installation of Elekta’s MR-linac, an...
Researchers Identify Visual System Changes that May Signal Parkinson's Disease
News | Neuro Imaging | July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017 — Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease patients may provide important...
New Study Uses MRI to Probe Psychopathic Brains
News | Neuro Imaging | July 07, 2017
July 7, 2017 — Josh Buckholtz, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Harvard University, is the senior author of...
ACR Launches Updated LI-RADS for Liver Imaging
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 — Radiologists can improve their consistency of interpreting and reporting...
German Workshop Highlights Possibilities of Perfusion MRI
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 03, 2017
July 3, 2017 — When diagnosing strokes and heart diseases or looking at tumors, perfusion...
Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017
Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System...
Toshiba Medical Introduces Vantage Titan Zen Edition MR
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017 — Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, introduced its newest...
Henry Ford Cancer Institute First in World to Install Viewray MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017 — The Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan – and first in the world – to offer patients...
The Magnetom Vida with BioMatrix technology
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 16, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Vida 3 Tesla (3T)...
Stéphane Bordas, Professor in Computational Mechanics at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication of the University of Luxembourg, and his team have developed methods to train surgeons, help them rehearse for such complex operations and guide them during surgery

Stéphane Bordas, Professor in Computational Mechanics at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication of the University of Luxembourg, and his team have developed methods to train surgeons, help them rehearse for such complex operations and guide them during surgery. Image © Legato Team / University of Luxembourg.

News | Information Technology | June 16, 2017
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a...
New Metamaterial-Enhanced MRI Technique Tested on Humans
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 31, 2017
May 31, 2017 — Scientists from the Netherlands and Russia designed and tested a new metasurface-based technology for...
FDA says gadolinium retention in the brain is not a safety issue
Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of the safety ramifications of gadolinium-based...
Targeted MRI Could Pinpoint Aggressive Prostate Cancers Before They Spread

The ZD2-Gd probe, represented by the orange ball and green arrow, binds to the EDB-FN in the prostate cancer cells with high metastatic potential. This results in a strong MRI signal (upper right). Prostate cancer cells with low metastatic potential have no EDB-FN and so there is no MRI signal (lower right). Credit: Han, et al., Bioconjug Chem-Apr-2017

News | Prostate Cancer | May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017 — A research team funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has...
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017 — The University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands recently treated the first patient as...
Asterias MRI Data Shows AST-OPC1 Cells Prevent Cavitation in Severe Spinal Cord Injury Patients
News | Orthopedic Imaging | May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017 — Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. recently announced new positive serial...
MRI Offers New Insights Into Tumor Metabolism
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017 — Tumors, inflammation and circulatory disorders locally disturb the body's acid-base balance. These...
A low-dose lung CT scan can be used to help detect mesothelioma.

An example of a low-dose CT scan of the lungs, showing lung cancer. Image courtesy of Toshiba.

Feature | Lung Cancer | May 05, 2017 | Alison Grimes
The term mesothelioma was coined in 1909, just a few years after the introduction of medical X-ray imaging. The term...