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Image: The WMH in the brain of patient with Alzheimer’s disease (Photo courtesy of Adam Brickman/ Columbia University).

White Matter Hyperintensities Precede Alzheimer's Onset

A new study suggests that autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease is associated with increased white matter hyperintensities on magnetic resonance imaging, evident well before symptom onset. More...
20 Apr 2016

MRI System Helps Plan Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment

An innovative imaging system helps plan radiotherapy treatment of prostate cancer using magnetic resonance imaging alone, without the need for computerized tomography.  More...
11 Apr 2016
Image: 15N2-diazirine molecular tags formed by a newly developed catalyst and hydrogen (Photo courtesy of Duke University).

Novel Molecular Tags Permit More Versatile Bioimaging

A new study describes a class of molecular tags that enhance magnetic resonance imaging signals, and could enable widespread real time monitoring of metabolic processes in cancer and heart disease.  More...
10 Apr 2016
Image: Images on the left display region-of-interest maps of the relationship between mean FA and disease duration, and clinical features in primary insomnia, while the corresponding graphs are displayed on the right (Photo courtesy of RSNA).

DTI Study Finds Damaged Brain Networks Possible Cause of Insomnia

Researchers discover link between insomnia and altered integrity of the white matter tract in regions of the brain that regulate alertness, consciousness, and sleep.  More...
06 Apr 2016

Nanostim Leadless Pacemakers Approved for MRI

All European patients with a Nanostim leadless pacemaker, as well as new patients implanted with the device, can now safely undergo full body magnetic resonance imaging scans.  More...
05 Apr 2016
Image: NIST engineer Katy Keenan holds the new phantom (Photo courtesy of NIST).

Standard Phantom Developed for Breast Cancer MRIs

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a standardized phantom to help test the performance of magnetic resonance imaging devices used to identify and monitor breast cancer.  More...
03 Apr 2016
Image: Example of seismic vibration technology being used for diagnosis of back-pain in a patient (Photo courtesy of the University of Alberta).

MRI Scans for Back Pain Can Be Augmented by a New Seismic Vibration Treatment

The need for costly MRI scans to diagnose patients with back pain could be reduced significantly by the use of a simple, inexpensive and safe new technology, and could also decrease the incidence of over-treatment.  More...
30 Mar 2016

MedImaging's MRI channel in addition to reporting on MR hardware, informs about the many magnetic resonance applications possible with the technique notably MRI, fMRI, diffusion MRI, MR angiography, MR guided surgery, in addition to industry developments, and safety issues.
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