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.

Feature | April 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-...
News | March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 – Manhattan Scientifics announced a collaboration with Azano Biotech that will make NanoMRX Precision...
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News | March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 -- Based on its recent analysis of the superconductor technology for MRI market, Frost & Sullivan...
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Feature | March 25, 2014
March 25, 2014 — Biotronik has announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of...
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News | March 21, 2014
March 21, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking and launched in Europe the Ingevity family of magnetic...
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This shows transverse gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR images obtained superior to the carotid artery bifurcation in a 72-year-old man. L = ICA lumen. (a) Low-signal-intensity calcium (arrow) and lipid core (arrowheads) can be seen. (b) Note contouring of the ICA. The outer adventitial wall (red), lipid core (blue), calcification (green), and vessel lumen (purple) are visible.Credit: Radiological Society of North America

Feature | March 05, 2014
March 5, 2014 — Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately...
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Technology | March 03, 2014
March 3, 2014 — The Medtronic SureScan pacing systems are now approved for MRI scans positioned on any region of the...
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Feature | February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014 — Determining the appropriate use of cardiovascular imaging requires analyzing the “complex interplay...
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Technology | February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared IMRIS Inc.’s upgraded Visius Surgical Theatre,...
News | February 27, 2014
February 27, 2014 — A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose bicuspid...
Feature | February 10, 2014
February 10, 2014 — A contrast MRI can predict which heart patients with atrial fibrillation are most likely to benefit...
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News | February 07, 2014
February 7, 2014 — A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides...
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Feature | February 06, 2014
February 6, 2014 — The average age of installed MRI scanners in the United States has increased from 8.7 years in 2010...
Biotronik ProMRI Clinical Study Pacemaker EP Lab Magnetic Resonance Imaging
News | January 29, 2014
January 29, 2014 — Biotronik enrolled the first patients in an expansion of their ongoing ProMRI trial to test its...
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Feature | January 15, 2014
January 15, 2014 — A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may...