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New Portable MRI Could Change the Way We Approach Emergency Imaging

Jonathan Rothberg, an entrepreneur with a knack for developing creative solutions for imaging needs, is adding a portable MRI scanner about the size of a photo booth to his growing…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Is Your Identity at Risk When You Undergo a Facial MRI?

Facial recognition software could jeopardize patient confidentiality standards when used to analyze MRI images, according to a new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic.

 

Mayo Clinic researchers used …

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Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 6:09pm — No Comments

MRI Shows How Excessive Screen Time Impacts White Matter in Young Children

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cross-sectional …

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Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Radiologists Identify the Relationship Between Lung Injury Patterns and Vaping

Once considered a safer alternative to cigarettes, radiologists are now drawing connections between vaping and lung injury patterns, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:42pm — No Comments

What Happens When the State Won’t Let You Purchase a Scanner

A general surgeon in North Carolina wants to buy a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to make procedures more affordable, but the state won’t allow him. Now he’s suing.

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Are Out-of-Pocket Expenses Deterring Women from Breast Cancer Screenings?

Patients who are diagnosed with a 2 percent chance of developing breast cancer are less likely to return for the recommended 6-month scan if they have high out-of-pocket expenses, says a new study…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:22pm — No Comments

How Can We Improve Referring Physician-Patient Discussions About Breast Cancer Screenings?

Many radiologists are concerned that mammography information provided by referring physicians is confusing for patients, and they want to be more involved in screening-related discussions, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 21, 2019 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Anti-Radiation Poison Pill Also Effective at Eliminating GBCAs from the Body

The chelator pill, a medication that was developed to rid the body of radioactive elements, has a 96 percent efficacy rate at preventing gadolinium from depositing in bodies of patients who have just undergone MRI, according to researchers from the…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 21, 2019 at 3:10pm — No Comments

MRI Helps Us Distinguish Benign from Malignant Meningioma

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be a successful technology for understanding the severity of meningioma, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Healthcare Trends That Will Redefine the Industry Future

The Healthcare industry has become one of the largest sectors in the world both in terms of employment and revenue. This industry has its own wings comprises of hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, laboratories, pharmacies, medical device manufacturers and patients. This market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and…

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Added by Jones Brianna on September 9, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

New Smart Insulation Cuts down Copper Use in MRI By Half

Hospitals and imaging centers face spatial challenges with large and heavy magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines; however, researchers from the Superconductivity Research Center at the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) are working to reduce the cumbersome size and weight of MRI equipment with smart…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 8:22pm — No Comments

MRI Can Help Predict MS Severity

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be prevented by undergoing routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests, according to researchers from the Institute of Neurology in London.

 

MS progression is difficult to predict as the disease manifests…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Small-scale and Portable MRI Defeats Common Scanner Challenges

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a portable, helmet-shaped magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device that could eliminate the challenges typically associated with large machines imaging bedridden patients.

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Different Methods To Alleviate Joint Pain

Our body is flexible due the joints. These joints connect two bones, provide support and help in the body parts movement. Joint pain is a feeling of discomfort, aches and soreness in any of our body’s joint. There have been lots of cases of people having aches in their joints. These joint pains are due to injuries affecting the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain in the joints is also due to infection and inflammation and in an extremely rare case because of…

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Added by Benny Smith on July 23, 2019 at 1:21am — No Comments

100-Hour MRI Delivers Unprecedented Detail

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital used a 7 Tesla MRI Scanner to capture the most precise and detailed 3-D photo of the brain ever taken, according to recently published…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New MRI Technology Images One Atom at a Time

Researchers at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to image individual atoms, revealing never-before-seen extraordinary detail, according to a study recently published in Nature…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 8:25pm — No Comments

FDA Approves Bayer GBCA for Coronary Artery Disease

This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light approval to Bayer AG’s gadobutrol (Gadavist), a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) used in cardiac MRI procedures for patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. It’s the first and only approved agent for this type of…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 8:18pm — No Comments

MRI Could Be Better than Mammography at Detecting Breast Cancer

Magnetic Resonance Imaging detects breast cancer at earlier stages than mammography, according to a study recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2019 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Using MRI for Prostate Cancer Detection Increases Diagnosis Rate

Using magnetic resonance imaging in tandem with the traditional ultrasound method can significantly improve prostate cancer detection, according to a study recently published in JAMA Surgery.

Prostate cancer has been…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2019 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Magnetic Metamaterial Can Increase MRI Tesla Strength

Researchers from Boston University are using magnetic metamaterial to enhance lower strength magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, according to a study published in Communication Physics.

With higher field scanners, MRI has a stronger…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2019 at 8:09pm — No Comments

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