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MRI Technique Allows for “Fingerprinting” of Tissues and Diseases for Faster Diagnoses

New findings published in the journal Nature indicate that a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging technique, called Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting, could provide much more information with each measurement, at a lower cost than traditional MRI imaging.  More...
26 Aug 2015
Image: Prototype of new low-cost MRI Magnet developed by researchers at the University of Wollowong (Photo courtesy of the University of Wollowong).

Low-Cost MRI Technology to Boost Access to MRI Exams in Developing Countries

Researchers have developed a prototype of an innovative, low-cost Magnetic Resonance Imaging magnet and cooling system.  More...
25 Aug 2015
Image: Using Magnetic Resonance Targeting for Cancer Therapy (Photo courtesy of Nature Communications, and the University of Sheffield).

Magnetic Resonance Targeting Therapy Could Transform Cancer Treatment

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have found a way to use Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners to direct cell-based, tumor-killing therapies to primary and secondary cancer sites in the body.  More...
24 Aug 2015
Image: New MRI contrast agent that can bind to fibrin-fibronectin complexes in aggressive breast cancers (Photo courtesy of Nature Communications, and CWRU).

New MRI Contrast Agent Capable of Detecting Tumors and Micrometastases 0.3 mm in Size

Researchers have created a new contrast agent, for use with Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners that can detect cancer tumors, and micrometastases less than 2 mm in diameter.  More...
23 Aug 2015

MRI Study Links Alzheimer’s Disease to Specific Lifestyle Risk Factors

The results of a new study have found that cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes, and obesity, can be linked directly to smaller brain volumes in specific areas of the brain, and to lower cognitive test scores.  More...
02 Aug 2015
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New MRI Technology Addresses the Increasing Scarcity of Helium gas

The increasing scarcity of helium gas used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners, has spurred a medical imaging vendor to continue to develop helium-free MRI systems.   More...
28 Jul 2015
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The World’s First MRI-Safe Quadripolar CRT-D Device Released in Japan

A leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology has launched the world’s first Magnetic Resonance Imaging-safe quadripolar Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator in the Japanese market.  More...
13 Jul 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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