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Using fMRI to Get Over Heartbreak

Rapper Dessa was having a hard time getting over her ex-boyfriend. For years, she felt trapped in a mental cycle of obsession and pining. After unsuccessfully trying all of the traditional break-up remedies (time, distance, and focusing on friendships), she knew she had to do…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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

Facebook Wants to Speed Up Your MRI

New York University School of Medicine and Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research group are joining forces to develop technology that will make MRI procedures take less time.

MRIs are slow, and sometimes a patient can wait…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 11:12am — No Comments

Radiologists Have The Second Highest Rates of Misdiagnosis

Cancer is the most frequently misdiagnosed condition in imaging tests, with breast, lung, pancreatic, and ovarian cancer the most commonly misinterpreted cancers, according to a recent …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

MRI Uncovers Missing Contact Lens Found 28 Years Later in Patient’s Upper Eyelid

In Scotland, a contact lens that had gone missing for nearly three decades was finally located when the owner of the lens underwent an MRI for upper eyelid swelling and ptosis.

The MRI had…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

The United Kingdom is Suffering from a Radiologist Shortage

Regions throughout the UK are grappling with low staff numbers in their radiology departments. According to the Royal College of Radiologists in Scotland, there has been a 10 percent increase in radiology demands over the last five years. The RCR was promised 10…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Using MRI to Determine Cognitive Recovery in Coma Patients

Researchers at the Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery Consortium are using MRI and a multimodal MRI sequence to predict if comatose patients will regain full cognitive function when they emerge from their comas.…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Should We Use Brain Scan Technology to Predict Criminal Behavior?

Psychiatric forecasting was once a commonly used method in determining a convict’s likelihood to commit future crimes. Although later evidence showed that the practice was ridden with racial biases and false positives, scientists and lawmakers are still interested in using…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Getting to the Root of Gender Disparity in Radiology

By and large, females are largely underrepresented in radiology compared to gender distribution rates in other specialties, according to a report…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:38pm — No Comments

FDA Shuts Down Mammogram Services at a Miami Radiology Clinic

A well established radiology center in Miami is under scrutiny for the quality of their mammogram services performed between May 16, 2016 and April 9, 2018.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanded Lakes Radiology II stop…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Metal Hamper Brought into MRI Room Severely Injures Patient

A metal hamper was accidentally brought into a MRI room and quickly struck the patient’s head, causing an orbital bone fracture in their eyebrow, …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Who Benefits from Late Night Radiology Shifts?

Overnight radiology shifts increase image report reading rates and processing, but radiologists who burn the midnight oil tend to struggle with diagnostic performance. According to a…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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