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NIH, stroke, MRI, CT, screening, door-to-treatment time, SMART study

According to a new study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to diagnose stroke patients before giving acute treatment...

The Phase C results of the ProMRI Clinical Study were presented at the late-breaking clinical trial session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2015 meeting. 

Clinical trial results showed that full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans do not affect the Medtronic Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter defibrillator’s (ICD) ability to detect...

MRI, redesigned, implanted devices, pacemakers, MGH, Bonmassar, RTS

New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to many patients whose...

gadolinium, brain, contrast MRI, Radiology, Kanal

New research, published in the journal Radiology, suggests some types of a popular contrast agent used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams may remain in the brain for years, but...

With higher deductibles and more price-conscious healthcare consumers, as a result of the Affordable Care Act, improving the performance, comfort and speed of MRI scans can be an important...

Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation

Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal...

Although ultrasound remains the primary imaging modality used in prenatal imaging, fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is playing an increasing role in further evaluation of fetuses suspected...

ASRT, Joint Commission, modules, CT, MRI, safety, dose reduction

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help members improve safety practice and dose reduction techniques for computed tomography (CT) and...

Biotronik, Eluna, ProMRI, FDA

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system. Biotronik ProMRI technology allows patients to undergo full-body magnetic...

Precision Image Analysis (PIA) will be showcasing their remote post-processing solution for cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac computed tomography (CT) at the 2015 American College of...

Siemens, KLAS, preferred vendor, partnership agreements

In a recent survey by the KLAS research firm, Siemens Healthcare was the designated vendor for healthcare providers in 47 percent of current partnership agreements. Moreover, the survey also found...

Biotronik, ProMRI, AFFIRM, trial, ICD, MRI systems, EP Lab

Biotronik announced that its ProMRI and ProMRI AFFIRM studies have been published in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, validating the...

Heart Imaging Technologies, Precession, cardiac magnetic resonance, software

Heart Imaging Technologies announced the release of Precession, a cardiac magnetic resonance solution which allows viewing, analysis and reporting all within a standard web browser.

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

Discovery MR750, MRI recall, GE, FDA recall

GE Healthcare initiated a voluntary field corrective action for all of its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with superconducting magnets that were manufactured from 1985 through today. The...

MRI systems, MRI Accessories, RSNA 2015, FerrAlert Halo II Plus

Kopp Development Inc. released a new entryway system — FerrAlert Halo II Plus.

Clinical trial, MRI system, Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis

Non-contrast enhanced MR angiography (MRA) techniques have attracted interest in the medical community for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, as it eliminates the need for contrast agents used with...

Bayer Healthcare, Gadavist, FDA, approval, pediatric patients, contrast media

Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist (gadobutrol) injection for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in pediatric patients...