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September 2018 Blog Posts (12)

Using MRI to Create 3D Heart Models to Improve Cardiac Procedures

Researchers at John Hopkins University’s schools of Engineering and Medicine are using MRI images of human hearts to create 3D personalized models for physicians to identify and eradicate heart tissue that can cause the organ to go into cardiac arrhythmia. Their findings were recently …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Is Simulation Training Better than Anesthesia for Young Patients Before Their MRI?

Simulation training is a viable way to determine if children need to undergo anesthesia before their scheduled MRI, according to a study recently published in the…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:52pm — No Comments

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 something radical.…

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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 Institute of Technology have created “erasable” contrast agents that can be turned off with…

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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 Symposium.

According to researchers at the…

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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.

Children and their parents alike can be very anxious about a…

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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 scan.

Bone metastases consist of abnormal cells from…

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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 over the world. The technique allows physicians to capture images of…

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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 study…

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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 with depression. Bipolar disorder and depression demonstrate common clinical…

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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 interventional radiologist secured 58.9 percent of the votes during Arizona’s…

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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 services.

Founded by Bertrand Klaiber in 2012,…

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

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