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.

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...
News | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 — Clinical trial results showed that full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans do not affect the...
MRI, redesigned, implanted devices, pacemakers, MGH, Bonmassar, RTS
News | May 07, 2015
May 7, 2015 — New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital...
gadolinium, brain, contrast MRI, Radiology, Kanal
Feature | May 05, 2015
May 5, 2015 — New research, published in the journal Radiology, suggests some types of a popular contrast agent used in...
Feature | April 30, 2015
With higher deductibles and more price-conscious healthcare consumers, as a result of the Affordable Care Act,...
Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation
News | April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 — Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance...
News | April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 — Although ultrasound remains the primary imaging modality used in prenatal imaging, fetal magnetic...
ASRT, Joint Commission, modules, CT, MRI, safety, dose reduction
News | April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help...
Biotronik, Eluna, ProMRI, FDA
Technology | March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015 — Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its ProMRI Eluna...
News | March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015 — Precision Image Analysis (PIA) will be showcasing their remote post-processing solution for cardiac...