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.

Tourette's, MRI brain scans, children, Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified areas in the brains of children with Tourette's syndrome that appear markedly different from the same areas in brains of children who don't have the disorder. Above, in a scan of a child with Tourette's, yellow indicates an area with less white matter than in the same brain region in kids who don't have the disorder. The scans also revealed areas in the brains of kids with Tourette's that have more gray matter than in children without the condition. Credit: Washington University School of Medicine

News | Neuro Imaging | November 01, 2016

November 1, 2016 — Using ...

children, PTSD, brain disruption, MRI, Chinese study, Radiology journal
News | Neuro Imaging | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — Children with...

Siemens Healthineers, SyntheticMR AB, SyMRI post-processing software, cooperation agreement, MRI
News | Advanced Visualization | October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 — SyntheticMR AB and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a cooperation agreement, making the...

youth football players, brain changes, no concussion, MRI study, Wake Forest, Christopher Whitlow, Radiology journal

MR images of left inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus (top) before and (middle) after the playing season, and (bottom) the overlay. In the overlay (bottom), the red region is after the season and the blue region is before the season. Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America.

News | Neuro Imaging | October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 — Researchers have found measurable brain changes in children after a single season of playing...

ASRT, Radiologic Technology, clinical study, MRI, sedation alternatives, children, pediatric patients
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — Hospitals should consider mock...

RSNA, radiology

Photo courtesy of RSNA

Blog | Radiology Imaging | October 26, 2016
Case Western Reserve University study, machine learning, MRI, brain cancer diagnoses, radiomics

MRI scans of patients with radiation necrosis (above) and cancer recurrence (below) are shown in the left column. Close-ups in the center column show the regions are indistinguishable on routine scans. Radiomic descriptors unearth subtle differences showing radiation necrosis, in the upper right panel, has less heterogeneity, shown in blue, compared to cancer recurrence, in the lower right, which has a much higher degree of heterogeneity, shown in red. Credit: Pallavi Tiwari

News | Analytics Software | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — Computer programs have defeated humans in Jeopardy!, chess and Go. Now a program developed at...

imaging, medical ethics

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Blog | Radiology Imaging | October 19, 2016

To tell or not to tell? That is the question. It has been asked — and gone unasked — for decades, tracing back to...

Philips, RSNA 2016, IQon spectral CT

IQon Spectral CT image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

News | Information Technology | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — Philips announced that it will be displaying a variety of solutions aimed at increasing...

icometrix, icobrain, MRI brain scans, longitudinal measurements, RSNA 2016, FDA clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 — The health tech company Icometrix obtained 510(k) clearance in September from the U.S. Food and...

Toshiba America Medical Systems, MRI, RSNA 2016, Vantage Titan cS edition
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 07, 2016

October 7, 2016 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced it will be displaying a wide array of diagnostic...

News | Radiation Therapy | October 06, 2016

October 6, 2016 — Elekta announced recently that its high-field magnetic resonance linear accelerator (MR-linac) was...

Blackford Analysis, Smart Localizer, radiologic imaging comparison software, PACS, SIIM, RSNA 2016
Technology | Advanced Visualization | October 05, 2016

October 5, 2016 — Blackford Analysis officially launched its Smart Localizer product at the Society for Imaging...

silos

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Blog | Radiology Imaging | October 05, 2016

Ever knock down a silo? You have to be quick. And lucky. Very...

MRI of Fetus, gadolinium contrast may cause harm to fetus

The top recent news item in September was a study that found MRI is safe by itself in pregnant women, but the use of gadolinium contrast may be a factor involved with an array of issues that impact the fetus and young children after birth.  

Feature | October 05, 2016

October 5, 2016 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN...

The Philips Ingenia MRI system. The vendor offers MRI software packages for MRI image analysis.

Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 04, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The most recent big advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology have been on the software side, enabling...

News | Radiation Therapy | September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 — At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Sept. 25-28...

MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, MRI conditional devices, MRI technology

Philips' ScanWise software automatically sets MRI protocols based on MR-conditional implantable devices the patients has. This is supposed to speed workflow and improve image quality.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The most recent big advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology have been on the software side, enabling...

UCLA, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE detection, MRI

Comparing a PET scan of an NFL player’s brain, left, and an MRI of a former high school football player’s brain shows similar suspected CTE pathology in the midbrain. Image courtesy of UCLA Health.

News | Neuro Imaging | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 — University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) doctors have found what may be an earlier and...

Magic, sigma Pioneer, GE, multiple contrasts in one MRI scan

An example of a Magic MRI scan that created six different contrasts from a single contrast scan. 

Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 07, 2016

September 7, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for GE Healthcare’s MAGiC (...