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.

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

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Technology | January 06, 2015
January 6, 2015 — Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist (...
Flat Panel Displays, RSNA 2014, MRI Systems, DBI24-MRSafe

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Technology | December 24, 2014
Double Black Imaging released a new MRI safe display at RSNA 2014. The DBI24-MRSafe is a 2.3 mega-pixel color LED...
Feature | December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 — Data from a Bayer study in children less than 2 years of age (infants) was presented at the 2014...
MRI systems, RSNA 2014, Vantage Elan 1.5T, Toshiba

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Technology | December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 — Community hospitals can now provide their patients with a reliable and high-functioning MR system,...

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Technology | December 15, 2014
December 15, 2014 — Philips launched the Ingenia 1.5T S, a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system designed for "...
Technology | December 15, 2014
December 15, 2014 — GE Healthcare’s Signa Pioneer, a new 510(k) pending 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system,...
MRI systems, RSNA 2014, Signa Creator, Signa Explorer

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Technology | December 12, 2014
December 12, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced two 510(k) pending 1.5T MRI systems, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer at...
Videos | RSNA | December 12, 2014
Here are ITN Editor Dave Fornell's choices for the most innovative new imaging technologies shown on the expo floor at...
MRI systems, RSNA 2014, MAGNETOM Amira

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Technology | December 10, 2014
December 10, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare plans to expand its portfolio of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems to...

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News | December 04, 2014
December 4, 2014 — Biotronik announced the launch of ProMRI SystemCheck, a new online tool for tracking the ProMRI...
Grayhill, Instinct, touch panel, optically bonded, RSNA 2014

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Technology | November 24, 2014
November 24, 2014 — Grayhill will display its new optically bonded Instinct touch panel, capable of recognizing up to...
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...