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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside your body. Health care professionals use MRI scans to diagnose a variety of conditions, from torn ligaments to tumors. MRIs are very useful for examining the brain and spinal cord. Also called: Magnetic resonance imaging, NMR, Nuclear magnetic resonance.
New technique may reduce need for amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia

New technique may reduce need for amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia

A new imaging technique could reduce the need for amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia, according to a study publised today in the scientific journal JACC. [More]
Pioneer calls on electrophysiologists to reexamine substrate mapping for deadly heart arrhythmia

Pioneer calls on electrophysiologists to reexamine substrate mapping for deadly heart arrhythmia

A pioneer in developing life-saving therapies for a deadly heart arrhythmia has called on electrophysiologists to reexamine a widely used technique to guide the treatment of the faulty electrical impulses responsible for these abnormal heartbeats. [More]
New method could improve accurate diagnosis of ovarian cancer before surgery

New method could improve accurate diagnosis of ovarian cancer before surgery

In a landmark study, investigators from Europe propose a new and simple method to assess the risk of malignancy of women with an adnexal mass. The method identified between 89-99% of patients with ovarian cancer using the results of ultrasound examination, which can be obtained in referral and non-referral centers. [More]
Metamaterials could reduce MRI scanning times by more than 50%

Metamaterials could reduce MRI scanning times by more than 50%

A group of researchers from Russia, Australia and the Netherlands have developed a technology that can reduce Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning times by more than 50%, meaning hospitals can drastically increase the number of scans without changing equipment. [More]
New materials promise safer, faster MRI scans

New materials promise safer, faster MRI scans

Scientists have found a way to increase the resolution of MRI scanners, while at the same time making the procedure quicker and safer for the patient. [More]
People with intermittent explosive disorder have smaller 'emotional brains'

People with intermittent explosive disorder have smaller 'emotional brains'

Neuroimaging studies suggest that frontolimbic regions of the brain, structures that regulate emotions, play an important role in the biology of aggressive behavior. [More]
Determinations of breast density could be unreliable, study finds

Determinations of breast density could be unreliable, study finds

A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. [More]
Naturally occurring changes in brain wiring can help patients avert onset of bipolar disorder

Naturally occurring changes in brain wiring can help patients avert onset of bipolar disorder

Naturally occurring changes in brain wiring can help patients at high genetic risk of developing bipolar disorder avert the onset of the illness, according to a new study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online today in the journal Translational Psychiatry. [More]
EORTC study examines DW-MRI in patients with resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer

EORTC study examines DW-MRI in patients with resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer

Diffusion weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely used technique to detect and characterize cancers as well as to monitor response to therapy. DW-MRI offers numerous advantages for patients with cancer and their treating physicians. It is a non-invasive imaging tool which does not require the administration of contrast agents nor ionizing radiation. [More]
FDA approves Fenix Continence Restoration System to treat fecal incontinence

FDA approves Fenix Continence Restoration System to treat fecal incontinence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Fenix Continence Restoration System to treat fecal incontinence in patients who are not candidates for, or have previously failed, medical or other surgical options. [More]

Diamonds may hold key to the future for NMR and MRI technologies

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley have demonstrated that diamonds may hold the key to the future for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies. [More]
Active individuals may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce risk of stress fractures

Active individuals may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce risk of stress fractures

Vitamin D plays a crucial role in ensuring appropriate bone density. Active individuals who enjoy participating in higher impact activities may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce their risk of stress fractures, report investigators in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. [More]
New home in medical applications for Morgan Advanced Materials D36 ceramics

New home in medical applications for Morgan Advanced Materials D36 ceramics

Morgan Advanced Materials, a global leader in Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave ceramic materials, has established a major application for its proven D36 microwave ceramic. [More]
New technique could improve heart scans for patients

New technique could improve heart scans for patients

A team of Oxford University researchers has developed a technique that could improve heart scans for patients, giving more information about the heart than traditional scans and without any injections, making them safer and faster. [More]
Groundbreaking study establishes empirical biomarkers to aid in diagnosis, treatment of psychosis

Groundbreaking study establishes empirical biomarkers to aid in diagnosis, treatment of psychosis

In a groundbreaking study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center, a comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis. [More]
Lawson scientists develop commercial imaging product for PET/MRI scanners

Lawson scientists develop commercial imaging product for PET/MRI scanners

Scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute, in collaboration with Ceresensa Inc., have produced the first commercial imaging product available in the world for PET/MRI scanners. The novel PET-transparent MRI head coil provides unparalleled images to advance the study, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases. [More]
Phase II study hints at oestriol effect in multiple sclerosis

Phase II study hints at oestriol effect in multiple sclerosis

Oestriol, given in combination with glatiramer acetate, may reduce the risk of relapse in women with relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis, suggest findings from a phase II trial. [More]
Philips’ new MRI guided user interface simplifies scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants

Philips’ new MRI guided user interface simplifies scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants

Royal Philips today introduced ScanWise Implant, the industry's first MRI guided user interface and automatic scan parameter selection to help simplify the scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants, such as knee and hip replacements, spine implants and pacemakers, at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting. [More]
Korean MFDS approves InSightec's Exablate Neuro system to treat movement, pain and behavioral disorders

Korean MFDS approves InSightec's Exablate Neuro system to treat movement, pain and behavioral disorders

Elbit Imaging Ltd. announced today that it was informed by InSightec Ltd., that the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has approved its Exablate Neuro system to treat movement, pain and behavioral disorders. [More]
New study reveals effect of cannabis potency on brain structure

New study reveals effect of cannabis potency on brain structure

Smoking high potency 'skunk-like' cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according to a new study by scientists from King's College London and Sapienza University of Rome. [More]
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