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.

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 (...

patient centricity

Graphic courtesy of Pixabay

Blog | Radiology Imaging | September 07, 2016

Radiology cannot stay where it is. Yet threats make it dangerous to move. 

The adoption of...

Fetal MRI, safety of MRI in Pregnant women, Philips, Ingenia 1.5T, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

This study found MRI is safe by itself, 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 | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 07, 2016

September 7, 2016 — In an analysis that included more than 1.4 million births, exposure to magnetic resonance...

iDISCO, Alzheimer’s, pathology imaging

Example of the iDISCO technique to image brain samples containing Alzheimer’s disease, which could have major impact on treatment. For more inages and videos view the article online at www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(16)30814-2

News | Neuro Imaging | August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 — Rockefeller University researchers have used a recently-developed imaging technique that makes...

MRI-guided focused ultrasound, ExAblate Neuro, essential tremor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, UM SOM study
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — Treatment with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided...

brain activity, obese women, food cues, UT Southwestern study
News | Neuro Imaging | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after...

Zika virus, imaging zika, CT scans of Zika, MRI scans of zika, radiology of Zika, medical imaging of zika

A prenatal computed tomography (CT) 3-D reconstruction of fetus with Zika virus. To access all Zika radiology images related to the RSNA article go to http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2016161584

Feature | Neuro Imaging | August 26, 2016

August 26 – The Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) journal Radiology has published a special report,...

Philips, Ingenia MRI, VA Medical Center, Pineville Louisiana
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 — Alexandria VA Medical Center (VAMC) and Philips announced that the VAMC’s Pineville, La., facility...

NASH, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, MRI, MRI-PDFF, University of California San Diego study
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 — Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a form of...

Image courtesy of NYU Langone Medical Center

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016 — A new technology harnesses imperfections that typically compromise...

Parkinson's disease, altered brain activity, NIH-funded study, Radiology journal, fMRI

A new study has found that neural activity in certain brain areas declines over time in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and two related syndromes. Image courtesy of David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., University of Florida

News | Neuro Imaging | August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016 — Neuroscientists peered...

Aspect Imaging, frog, MRI, WristView dedicated hand and wrist, Embrace Neonatal System

WristView system image courtesy of Aspect Imaging

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 — Aspect Imaging, a life-science company, and frog, a global design and strategy firm, have joined...

Large Field MRI Distortion Phantom, Model 604, MRI QA, MRI Phantom, CIRS
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 — The Large Field MRI Distortion Phantom, Model 604, from CIRS is designed for assessment of...