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.

The Magnetom World is the community of Siemens Healthcare MR users worldwide, providing you with relevant clinical information. In this supplement you will find application tips and protocols to optimize your daily work. Lectures and presentations from experts in the field will allow you to be exposed to new ideas and alterntive clinical approaches.
Sponsored Content | News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 13, 2020
The Magnetom World is the community of Siemens Healthcare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) users worldwide, providing...
The Galan 3T and Orian 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) platforms, both with Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR) and Compressed SPEEDER, will be featured at RSNA 2020.

Vantage Galan 3T

News | RSNA | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — The Galan 3T and Orian 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) platforms, both with Advanced...
These MRI scans show diffuse white matter abnormality (DWMA). The top three panels display raw MRI images from very preterm infants born at 27 weeks (left), 26 weeks (center) and 31 weeks (right) gestation.

These MRI scans show diffuse white matter abnormality (DWMA). The top three panels display raw MRI images from very preterm infants born at 27 weeks (left), 26 weeks (center) and 31 weeks (right) gestation. Higher signal intensity can be seen in the central white matter, particularly for the 31-week gestation infant. The bottom panels display the corresponding slices with objectively segmented DWMA in yellow. The 27-week infant (left) was diagnosed with mild DWMA, the 26-week infant (center) was diagnosed with moderate DWMA, and the 31-week infant had severe DWMA. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children's and Nature Scientific Reports

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 01, 2020
October 1, 2020 — As many as 70% of very premature infants (born earlier than 32 weeks gestation) show signs of white...
Siemens Healthineers and WakeMed Health & Hospitals have established a 10-year, patient-focused, Value Partnership to innovate care delivery and improve patient outcomes through robotics initiatives, advanced imaging capabilities and artificial intelligence, along with provider and staff training.
News | Radiology Business | September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 — Siemens Healthineers and WakeMed Health & Hospitals have established a 10-year, patient-...
The cartilage in this MRI scan of a knee is colorized to show greater contrast between shades of gray.

The cartilage in this MRI scan of a knee is colorized to show greater contrast between shades of gray. Image courtesy of Kundu et al. (2020) PNAS

News | Artificial Intelligence | September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University...
A new report, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, conducted by Fortune Business Insights, states that the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment market reached $7.24 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $11.36 billion by 2027

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Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 21, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
A new report, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, conducted by Fortune...
Figure 1. Doppler flows in subpleural consolidation shows smoothly dilated branching arteries

Figure 1. Doppler flows in subpleural consolidation shows smoothly dilated branching arteries 

Feature | Radiology Imaging | September 17, 2020 | By Robert Bard, M.D. PC, DABR, FASLM
COVID-19 is routinely studied using lung ultrasound and quantifying the disease by the “white lung” appearance of...
 A cardiac MRI is effective in identifying inflammation of the heart muscle in athletes and can help determine when those who have recovered from COVID-19 can safely return to play in competitive sports, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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News | Cardiac Imaging | September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 — A cardiac MRI is effective in identifying inflammation of the heart muscle in athletes and can...
All intensive care unit equipment, including ventilators, pumps, and monitoring devices, as well as the point-of-care magnetic resonance image operator and bedside nurse, remained in the room. All equipment was operational during scanning.

All intensive care unit equipment, including ventilators, pumps, and monitoring devices, as well as the point-of-care magnetic resonance image operator and bedside nurse, remained in the room. All equipment was operational during scanning. Image courtesy of JAMA Neurology

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020 — A portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device can be safely used at bedside in...
Six months after deployment, the no-show rate of the predictive model was 15.9%, compared with 19.3% in the preceding 12-month preintervention period — corresponding to a 17.2% improvement from the baseline no-show rate (p < 0.0001). The no-show rates of contactable and noncontactable patients in the group at high risk of appointment no-shows as predicted by the model were 17.5% and 40.3%, respectively (p < 0.0001).

Weekly outpatient MRI appointment no-show rates for 1 year before (19.3%) and 6 months after (15.9%) implementation of intervention measures in March 2019, as guided by XGBoost prediction model. Squares denote data points. Courtesy of the  American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Artificial Intelligence | September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020 — According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), artificial intelligence (AI)...
Vantage Galan with Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) provides high-quality images and fast exam times

Coronal orbit images: Left original and right with AiCE.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 09, 2020
September 9, 2020 — Clinicians at the University of California, San Diego Health now have access to Canon Medical...
The global pediatric imaging market size is expected to reach $12.2 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.

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News | Pediatric Imaging | August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020 — The global pediatric imaging market size is expected to reach $12.2 billion by 2027, registering a...
AI-Rad Companion Prostate MR for Biopsy Support segments prostate for targeted biopsy under MRI and ultrasound fusion imaging

Image courtesy of Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Spain

News | Artificial Intelligence | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two additional Siemens Healthineers artificial...
Subtle's AI improves MRI safety exams by reducing gadolinium dose
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020 — Subtle Medical is approved for Phase II of its NIH SBIR grant to develop an innovative artificial...
The first and only FDA-approved gadolinium-based contrast agent for multi-patient dosing with an FDA-cleared Transfer Spike in the MR suite
News | Contrast Media | August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the Gadavist (gadobutrol) ...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | August 12, 2020
Advanced visualization company Medis recently purchased Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID), which...
Random Walk Imaging AB (RWI), a company developing novel software solutions for diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), announced the launch of its first commercial software product for clinical researchers and radiologists.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 — Random Walk Imaging AB (RWI), a company developing novel software solutions for diffusion magnetic...
Rafael Rivero, M.D., Global Head of Medical Affairs at MSI, said: "The importance of MyoStrain cannot be understated because of the test's immense clinical value and ability to quantify intramyocardial dysfunction across 48 segments of the heart. In a six-heartbeat MRI scan, MyoStrain arms physicians with novel clinical information about a patient's heart health."
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 — Myocardial Solutions, Inc. and United Imaging, Inc. have formed a strategic partnership to open new...
SyntheticMR announced its imaging software SyMRI is compatible with additional scanners from Siemens Healthineers on the US market, including 1.5T scanners such as Magnetom Altea, Sola and Sola Fit, as well as 3T scanners such as MAGNETOM Skyra and Prisma.
News | Information Technology | August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 — SyntheticMR announced its imaging software SyMRI is compatible with additional scanners from Siemens...
A special issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences features stories about the interpersonal skills beyond the technical aspects to care for and guide patients through medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures

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News | Patient Engagement | August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 — "I went into the MRI bracing for the wave of panic I knew would come as soon as I was strapped down...