March 7, 2007 - IMV Medical Information Division recently released its report, ï¿½Present Practices and Future Directions in Orthopedic Imaging: The Orthopedistsï¿½ Perspective 2007ï¿½ which provides insights into orthopedic specialistsï¿½ perspectives about their present and future roles in ordering and performing diagnostic imaging procedures, finding that access to in-office MRI and digital radiography capabilities are among U.S. orthopedic specialistsï¿½ greatest needs.
IMV Study: MRI, Digital Radiography Equipment Most Needed
This figure shows reduced hippocampal volume over the course of 6 years as seen on progressive volumetric analysis and also coronal MRI evaluations (arrows).Progressive volume loss in the mesial temporal lobe on MRI is a characteristic imaging feature of AD. This patient was a case of Alzheimer’s Dementia.
An experiment showed that a glove-shaped detector could yield images of bones, cartilage, and muscles interacting as a hand 'plays piano.' Traditionally, MRI had required patients to remain strictly motionless.Image courtesy of Nature Biomedical Engineering; Bei Zhang, Martijn Cloos, Daniel Sodickson