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Siemens, MES contract, William Osler Health System, Ontario, Canada

Canadian hospital William Osler Health System (Osler), based in Ontario, has awarded Siemens Healthcare a Managed Equipment Services (MES) contract worth €110 million (C$154 million)....

MRI, gadolinium, contrast agents, Wolters Kluwer, safety issue

New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients annually, according to a new paper. The...

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS MRV, MRI, cardiac perfusion

Pie Medical Imaging announced its new release of CAAS MRV, for analysis of the heart to support diagnosis of cardiovascular conditions. This new version contains intuitive and guided analysis...

IMRIS Inc. received a letter May 26 from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating that it would be delisted and trading suspended on June 4. IMRIS said this was in accordance with Listing Rules 5101, 5110(...

intracranial aneurysm, endovascular treatment, EVT, MRA, Naggara

Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to...

GE, Signa Explorer Lift, MRI, upgrade, 1.5T

GE Healthcare introduced a new in-field upgrade program for 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems in most regions globally. A currently installed GE Healthcare 1.5T LCC magnet may be...

SyMRI, Cincinnati, CCHMC, synthetic MRI, pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) has evaluated synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on pediatric cases to study and clinically validate its use on children. Results from...

Toshiba, Vantage Titan 3T, MR, magnetic resonance, upgrades, 2015

To meet both clinical and research needs of magnetic resonance (MR) customers, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has implemented software and hardware upgrades for the Vantage Titan 3T MR...

Oxford Instruments plc has acquired Medical Imaging Resources Inc. (MIR). MIR specializes in the build, lease and service of mobile medical imaging labs.

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...