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Image: The Unity MR-linac system was unveiled at the ESTRO 36 meeting in Vienna, Austria (Photo courtesy of Elekta).

MR-Linac System for Difficult Cases Unveiled

An innovative new MR/RT system that could change cancer care especially for cases that are difficult to treat has been unveiled. More...
16 May 2017
Image: Research shows bipolar patients tend to have gray matter reductions in frontal brain regions involved in self-control (orange colors), while sensory and visual regions are normal (gray colors) (Photo courtesy of the ENIGMA Bipolar Consortium/Derrek Hibar et al.).

Brain Abnormalities Discovered in Bipolar Patients

The results of a new global MRI study show thinning of gray matter in patients with bipolar disorder. More...
10 May 2017
Image: MRI scans of the right knee of a patient using the coronal proton density–weighted fast spin-echo fat-suppression sequence (Photo courtesy of RSNA).

Weight Loss Slows Progression of Joint Degeneration

The results of a new study indicate that weight loss in overweight and obese patients can slow down the degeneration of cartilage in the knee. More...
03 May 2017
Image: A new study found the use of a non-invasive 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT imaging exam together with conventional CT or MRI could prevent thousands of patients undergoing unnecessary surgery for benign kidney tumors (Photo courtesy of iStock).

SPECT/CT Could Prevent Unnecessary Surgery for Kidney Tumors

Researchers have shown that a non-invasive imaging exam, 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT, together with a regular CT or MRI scan, can prevent unnecessary surgery for many patients with benign kidney tumors. More...
02 May 2017
Image: The top images show conventional 1.5T MRI exams, and the lower images show SyMRI exams synthesized in a single scan (Photo courtesy of SyntheticMR).

Myelin Volume Measurement Tool Receives CE Mark

A tool that can be used for rapid quantification of the estimated myelin volume in the brain for diagnostic imaging has been awarded the CE-mark (Conformité Européenne) for clinical use in Europe. More...
25 Apr 2017
Image: New research shows hyper-polarized MRI may offer improved therapies for diseases such as CF (Photo courtesy of iStock).

MRI Technique to Help Develop Improved Lung Disease Therapies

Researchers have found that they can use hyper-polarized helium MRI to develop improved therapies for lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis. More...
18 Apr 2017
Image: Innovations in PET-MRI imaging techniques are proving useful for non-invasive diagnosis of medical conditions such as early dementia (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

PET-MRI Hybrid Enables New Approaches for Neuro-Imaging Scans

Hybrid imaging techniques that combine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) make use of the detailed images of human anatomy that MRI can provide, together with assessments of tissue function characteristics provided by PET imaging. More...
11 Apr 2017

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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