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.

European Medicines Agency Issues Update on Gadolinium Contrast Agents
News | Contrast Media | August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017 — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a final opinion that recommended restricting the use of...

fMRI Study Suggets Childhood Obesity Could Be a Psychological Disorder

Increased brain activity when viewing food cues shown in yellow, orange, and red. Decreased activity is shown in blue. Activations are present in circuits that support self-regulation and attention (frontal cortex, anterior cingulate and basal ganglia). Image courtesy of Bradley Peterson, M.D., Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

News | Neuro Imaging | August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017 — A team of researchers recently used...

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017 — MR Solutions’ 9.4T cryogen-free...

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Radiology Imaging | August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017 — Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to...

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Technology | Advanced Visualization | August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017 — Carestream Health recently introduced new...

ISMRM Issues Guidelines for MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agents
News | Contrast Media | August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017 — The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has provided new guidance in...

MRI Reveals Striking Brain Differences in People with Genetic Autism

Example images for a control participant , a deletion carrier, and a duplication carrier. In the sagittal image of the deletion carrier, the thick corpus callosum, dens and craniocervical abnormality, and cerebellar ectopia are shown. For the duplication carrier, the sagittal image shows the thin corpus callosum and the axial image shows the increased ventricle size and decreased white matter volume. Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

News | Neuro Imaging | August 09, 2017

August 9, 2017 — In the first major study of its kind, researchers using magnetic...

Profound Medical Corp. Completes Acquisition of Philips' Sonalleve MR-HIFU Business
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 — Profound Medical Corp. recently announced that all closing conditions have been satisfied and it...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced that several presentations of early clinical experience with its MRIdian...

GE Healthcare's Signa Premier MRI Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 04, 2017

August 4, 2017 — GE Healthcare announced Signa Premier, a new wide bore 3.0T...

NIH-funded scientists have discovered that Parkinson’s disease increases the amount of “free” water in a particular brain area

NIH-funded scientists have discovered that Parkinson’s disease increases the amount of “free” water in a particular brain area. Image courtesy of David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., University of Florida.

News | Neuro Imaging | July 31, 2017

Scientists at the University of Florida have discovered a new method of observing the brain changes caused by...

Contrast Media from Bayer, trends in contrast media and developments in contrast media
Feature | Contrast Media | July 28, 2017 | By Dave Fornell

Here are several updates in medical imaging ...

NeuroQuant Software Compatible With Hitachi 1.2T, 1.5T and 3.0T Hitachi MRI Scanners
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017 — CorTechs Labs recently announced that Hitachi 1.2T Oasis, 1.5T Echelon Oval and 3.0T Trillium Oval...

"Residual Echo" of Ancient Humans May Hold Clues to Mental Disorders

MRI data shows (left) areas of the skull preferentially affected by the amount of Neanderthal-derived DNA and (right) areas of the brain’s visual system in which Neanderthal gene variants influenced cortex folding (red) and gray matter volume (yellow). Image courtesy of Michael Gregory, M.D., NIMH Section on Integrative Neuroimaging

News | Neuro Imaging | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 — Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have produced the first direct...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced recently that the first cancer patients have been treated using the company's...

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...