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Image: Coronal MRI, PET, and fused PET/MR image of a patient suffering from right-sided chronic sciatica (Photo courtesy of Sandip Biswal, MD).

Innovative Technique Promises New Inroads into the Diagnosis and Management of Pain

Magnetic Resonance Neurography is emerging as a promising technique for diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain. The annual cost of treating chronic pain and lost productivity is more than that of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.  More...
19 Apr 2015
Image: Synaptive Medical BrightMatter Guide (Photo courtesy of Synaptive Medical).

Novel Neuro-Navigation System for Use in the Operating Room Approved

The US Food and Drug Administration have approved a new surgical navigation system that provides groundbreaking 3-D views of brain tractography.  More...
15 Apr 2015
Image: MRI Image of a Pancreatic Tumor and Intraoperative Sutus (Photo courtesy of JAMA Surgery).

Study Recommends Using MRI Screening for Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients

Results of a study that investigated the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for screening high-risk individuals for pancreatic cancer have been published online in the journal JAMA Surgery, on April 8, 2015.  More...
14 Apr 2015
Image: Normal cells (left) have far more sugar attached to mucin proteins than do cancerous cells (right). Mucin-attached sugar generates a high MRI signal, shown in red (Photo courtesy of Xiaolei Song/Johns Hopkins Medicine).

MRI Technique for Detecting Cancer Could Replace Biopsies

A study suggests Magnetic Resonance Imaging could be used for the noninvasive detection of cancer cells to complement or replace biopsies, without the need for injection of contrast dyes.  More...
06 Apr 2015
Image: GE Healthcare SIGNA Explorer 1.5T MRI System (Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare).

New 1.5 T and 3.0 T MRI Scanners and Upgrade Programs Revealed at ECR 2015

Two new innovative 1.5-T Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems have been unveiled at the 2015 European Congress of Radiology in Vienna.  More...
01 Apr 2015

FDA Clearance for Novel 3-D Interactive Virtual Reality System

An innovative true 3-D real-time interactive holographic system that enables clinicians to visualize and interact with tissues and organs in open 3-D space has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance.   More...
30 Mar 2015
Image: High-definition MRI of water diffusion for studies of Traumatic Brain Injury (Photo courtesy of Sudhir Pathak & Walter Schneider/University of Pittsburgh).

Novel MRI Technique Can Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new, advanced MRI technique that can help detect subtle Traumatic Brain Injuries has been developed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Mild TBI is a common injury among war veterans and is difficult to diagnose and treat. TBI can result in symptoms such as memory loss or inability to concentrate.  More...
29 Mar 2015

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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