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September 2018 Blog Posts (9)

Are Disappearing Contrast Agents the Future of MRI?

Contrast agents illuminate the body’s organs and tissues, making it easier for physicians to accurately read the MRI scan. However, it can be challenging to identify the agents from the actual body, so researchers from the California…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Bi-annual MRI More Effective than Annual Mammogram for Breast Cancer Detection

Young women with genes associated with a high risk of breast cancer should undergo two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans a year instead of an annual mammogram, according to research that was presented at the most recent San Antonio Breast Cancer…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments

VR Helps Diffuse MRI Fears for Children and Their Parents

National Health Service physicist Jonathan Ashmore, PhD, has spearheaded the development of a virtual reality (VR) app that gives children who are nervous about their upcoming MRI an exact idea of what the procedure looks like.…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Researchers Develop Protocol That Improves Bone Metastases Detection by 30 Percent

At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, researchers have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that improves the detection of bone metastases in the body and is a quicker process than a conventional MRI…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dr. James Hutchinson, Full Body MRI Inventor, Dies at Age 77

Inventor of the full-body MRI, James Hutchinson, PhD, passed away at age 77 on September 14, 2018 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Dr. Hutchinson created spin-warp imaging, a patent that has since been used in imaging centers all…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Fractal Discovery Could Quadruple the Speed of MRI

Researchers from the University of Queensland are using fractals to accelerate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, which would make them less expensive to process.

In a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 11:53am — No Comments

Using MRI to Tell the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Researchers at the University of Sydney and Westmead Institute for Medical Research are using MRI to distinguish bipolar disorder from depression.

Around 60 percent of people with bipolar disorder are first diagnosed…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 9:07am — No Comments

Steve Ferrara, MD: First Radiologist to Win Congressional Election

Steve Ferrara, MD, could be on his way to being the first radiologist in Congress.

The…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 9:04am — No Comments

All-in-One Medical Imaging Project Receives CHF 14 Million of Funding

Pristem SA, an international medical technology company, has received $14 million Swiss francs ($14.4 million USD) in funding to create and deliver medical imaging devices to low and middle income countries that lack adequate access to radiology…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 8:57am — No Comments

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