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 | November 12, 2014
November 12, 2014 — St. Mary’s Health Care System installed two Vantage Titan 1.5T MR (magnetic resonance) systems from...
News | November 05, 2014
November 5, 2014 — Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early...
News | October 29, 2014
October 29, 2014 — If Marvel’s Captain America can lay still during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam, so can...
Accolade pacemaker, Ingevity lead, Boston Scientific
News | October 20, 2014
October 20, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval for the Accolade pacemaker family. When...
Medtronic FDA Approval CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead
Technology | October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014 — Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its CapSureFix Novus MRI...
News | October 16, 2014
October 16, 2014 — Imricor Medical Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Sorin Group...
Feature | October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 — Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed...
St. Jude Medical CE mark Tendril STS IsoFlex Optim MRI Scans
News | September 26, 2014
September 26, 2014 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE mark approval of updated labeling for its Tendril STS and...
News | August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems’ MR (magnetic resonance) systems have received approval to operate (...
Feature | August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014 — ECRI Institute’s SELECTplus User Experience Network recently polled hundreds of MRI (magnetic...
Technology | August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014 — NeoCoil LLC announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...
Feature | August 05, 2014
August 5, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced its first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole-body...
Toshiba Aquilion Prime CT

Toshiba's Aquilion Prime CT system

News | August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 — Thousands of healthcare providers weighed in to identify this year's top-performing vendor solutions...
Technology | July 11, 2014
July 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced its newest M-Power software version for the Vantage Titan 1....
Feature | July 09, 2014
This August marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. A few months after the start of the war,...