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.

Functional MRI Assesses Crocodile Brain Listening to Classical Music

A research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) used functional MRI to assess the brain patterns of a Nile crocodile and determine what happens when the animal hears complex sounds. Image courtesy of Felix Ströckens, M.D./Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 08, 2018
May 8, 2018 — In a first, an international research team from the Department of Biopsychology at Ruhr-Universität...
7T MRI Provides Precise 3-D Maps of Brain Activity

fMRI of a patient with secondary glioblastoma (brain tumor). Functional localization was measured before surgery by means of a motor task (hand opening and closing). On the left, the uncorrected scan, on the right the result after dynamic image correction. Image courtesy of Quelle: MUW/ High Field MR Centre of Excellence

 

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 03, 2018
May 3, 2018 — With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, researchers from Vienna have developed methods to...
Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used...
Esaote Change of Ownership Completed
News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018 — The acquisition of...
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...
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...
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...
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...