Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Cardiac MRI creates images from the resonance of hydrogen atoms when they are polarized to face in one direction and then hit with an electromagnetic pulse to knock them off axis. The wobbling of the atoms is what is recorded by computers and used to reconstruct the images. Cardiac MR allows very detailed visualization of the myocardial tissue above the resolution found with cardiac CT. Using different protocol sequences, various contrast type images can be created with MRI to enhance various tissues or to provide physiological data on the function of the heart. This section includes MR analysis software, MRI scanners, gadolinium contrast agents, and related magnetic resonance accessories.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015 —In an effort to demonstrate how 3-D printing can help better interpret medical imaging, Philips teamed...
MRI, cardiovascular risk factors, Alzheimer's disease, early predictors
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 04, 2015
August 4, 2015 — Specific cardiovascular risk factors are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be...
Biotronik, CE approval, 3T MRI scanning, pacemakers, ICDs
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | August 03, 2015
August 3, 2015 — Biotronik announced CE approval of 3 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning with...
Guerbet, acquisition, Mallinckrodt, CMDS business, contrast media, CT, MRI
News | Contrast Media | July 29, 2015
July 28, 2015 — Guerbet announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire...
Siemens, MES contract, William Osler Health System, Ontario, Canada
News | Cardiac Imaging | June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015 - Canadian hospital William Osler Health System (Osler), based in Ontario, has awarded Siemens Healthcare...
MRI, gadolinium, contrast agents, Wolters Kluwer, safety issue
Feature | Contrast Media | June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015 - New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging...
Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS MRV, MRI, cardiac perfusion
Technology | June 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 - Pie Medical Imaging announced its new release of CAAS MRV, for analysis of the heart to support...
News | Cardiovascular Business | June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015 - IMRIS Inc. received a letter May 26 from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating that it would be delisted and...
intracranial aneurysm, endovascular treatment, EVT, MRA, Naggara
News | Stroke | June 12, 2015
June 12, 2015 - Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding,...
GE, Signa Explorer Lift, MRI, upgrade, 1.5T
Technology | June 03, 2015
June 3, 2015 - GE Healthcare introduced a new in-field upgrade program for 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
SyMRI, Cincinnati, CCHMC, synthetic MRI, pediatrics

Image courtesy of SyntheticMR AB

News | June 02, 2015
June 2, 2015 — Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) has evaluated synthetic magnetic resonance imaging...
Toshiba, Vantage Titan 3T, MR, magnetic resonance, upgrades, 2015
Technology | May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015 — To meet both clinical and research needs of magnetic resonance (MR) customers, Toshiba America Medical...
News | May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015 — Oxford Instruments plc has acquired Medical Imaging Resources Inc. (MIR). MIR specializes in the build,...
NIH, stroke, MRI, CT, screening, door-to-treatment time, SMART study

New findings suggest that MRI machines (such as the one pictured above) may help quickly screen stroke patients for acute treatment. Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

News | May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 — According to a new study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use...
News | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 — The Phase C results of the ProMRI Clinical Study were presented at the late-breaking clinical trial...