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North Carolina Imaging Center Sued for Substandard Mammograms

A group of former patients of Raleigh Radiology filed a lawsuit this month against the imaging center for producing substandard…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Using AI and MRI to Detect ADHD

Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are utilizing multichannel deep neural network model (mcDNN) in conjunction with MRI to predict attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 6:19pm — No Comments

MRI Technique Predicts Future Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers

Researchers have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to determine the likelihood that a teenager will develop binge drinking habits later in life, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Anesthesia before MRI Results in Death of Teen

A 14-year girl in England has died due to complications of being anesthetized prior to her imaging scan.

Alice Sloman’s heart was twice the size of normal hearts, a condition that put her in danger when administered anesthesia. Before her scan, she was described as…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Is Mammography + MRI the Key for Early Detection of Breast Cancer?

Dense breast tissue not only increases a woman’s risk of developing cancer, it also makes it more difficult for physicians to identify possible tumors. However, emerging research from University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands has found that implementing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening in addition to…

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

MRI Shows Us the Neural Underworking of Depression

Two teams of researchers are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the neural patterns associated with major depressive disorder (MDD). Both groups presented their findings at the most recent Radiological Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago.…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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