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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

Where Are All the Late Career Radiologists?

The population of radiologists in the United States falls by more than 50 percent after around 30 years post-residency, according to a study recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2019 at 10:48am — No Comments

Radiology Residents Fail to Recognize Signs of Child Abuse

Radiology programs are struggling to teach residents how to accurately identify signs of child abuse in medical images, according to a study presented at the American Roentgen…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2019 at 10:42am — No Comments

What Does the Helium Shortage Mean for MRI?

Not only is Party City shutting down 45 stores in part because of the worldwide helium deficit, but medical imaging centers are also vulnerable to the short supply.

The chemical element is a byproduct of natural gas production and the second-most common element in the…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Why We Need End-to-End Encryption on PACS

Malware is being used to manipulate CT and MRI scans to create detrimental misdiagnoses, according to researchers from the Ben-Gurion University Cyber Security Research Center in Beersheba,…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 18, 2019 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Using MRI and Machine Learning to Predict Cognitive Abilities in Infants

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can now be used in conjunction with machine learning to predict cognitive development in infants, according to a study…

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

New Checklist Effectively Determines if a Child Needs Anesthesia Before MRI

Researchers at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore have introduced a checklist to determine if a child needs general anesthesia (GA) before undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The question set can be administered by non-medical staff and only takes a few minutes.…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 18, 2019 at 8:20pm — No Comments

When Should You Hold Your Breath During an Abdominal MRI?

Holding one’s breath at the end of the exhale instead of at the end of the inhale during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the liver can reduce respiratory motion artifacts, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 15, 2019 at 6:20pm — No Comments

New MRI-Based Calcium Sensor Helps Us Better Understand Neuron Activity

Researchers have created a way to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure calcium activity in order to analyze signal processing in neuron behavior in living animals, according to a study recently published in Nature Communications.…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 15, 2019 at 6:15pm — No Comments

New ACR Document Questions the Ethical Use of AI in Radiology

The American College of Radiology and several other radiology organizations have released a consensus document analyzing the ethical implications of…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 15, 2019 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Radiologists Are Developing a System to Detect Signs of Domestic Violence

Radiologists can identify key signs of domestic violence in imaging exams and their findings could serve as preventative or life-saving tactics…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 15, 2019 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Funding for AI-Based Medical Imaging Systems Doubled in 2018

Companies that develop AI-driven medical imaging systems collectively received nearly $580 million in funding in 2018, according to a recent …

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Added by Julie Morse on February 15, 2019 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Big Radiology Acquisition in Southern California Might Result in Massive Layoffs

RadNet Inc., a large medical imaging practice with over 340 locations in six states, has recently acquired Kern Radiology Medical Group Inc., a radiology center with five facilities throughout the…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 15, 2019 at 5:10pm — No Comments

New $2,000 Ultrasound Can Increase Imaging Access Around the Globe

The Butterfly iQ, a small, handheld ultrasound scanner that connects to your smartphone, is now being used by physicians to conduct obstetric, lung, and cardiac imaging procedures.

There are several aspects that set the Butterfly iQ apart from traditional scanners. Instead…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 8, 2019 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Kansas State University Welcomes New MRI for Large Animals

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine at Kansas State University, which took three years to install, is finally ready to scan neurological injuries in large animals.

According to …

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Added by Julie Morse on February 8, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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