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Image: The Exablate Neuro MRgFUS therapy system (Photo courtesy of InSightec).

Focused Ultrasound Device Helps Treat Essential Tremor

An innovative device uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance to deliver focused ultrasound into the thalamus, the area of the brain thought to be responsible for tremor. More...
27 Jul 2016
Image: A patient about to undergo an MRI scan (Photo courtesy of MNT).

BOLD MRI Can Detect Coronary Stenosis at Rest

A new study suggests that blood oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect myocardial ischemia without inducing cardiac physiological or pharmacological stress. More...
26 Jul 2016
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Multi-Parametric MRI and PET Imaging Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies

Researchers have demonstrated that a combination of PET and multi-parametric MR imaging can improve targeted prostate cancer biopsies. More...
25 Jul 2016
Image: Gadovist, a gadolinium-based contrast agent (Photo courtesy of Bayer).

MRI Contrast Agents Not Associated with Parkinson’s Disease

A new study found no connection between gadolinium exposure and Parkinson’s disease (PD), a degenerative disorder characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination. More...
21 Jul 2016

Imaging Study Provides Insights into Memory Functions of the Aging Brain

Researchers in Europe have used PET and MRI brain imaging to show that there is a link between the long-term episodic memory function of the brain and dopamine D2 receptors. More...
18 Jul 2016
Image: An example of a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scan (Photo courtesy of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital).

Study Shows fMRI Scans May Include Too Many False Positive Results

Researchers in Sweden have shown that statistical techniques in widespread use today for analyzing brain activity based on fMRI scans may be unreliable. More...
18 Jul 2016

Analysts Expect MRI Systems Sales to Reach USD 7.19 Billion by 2021

A new report forecasts that the market for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems of various kinds, different field strengths, and for various applications, should reach USD 7.19 Billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.1% from 2016 to 2021. More...
18 Jul 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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