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.

HRS released a consensus statement on MRI for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices
Feature | May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released a first-of-its-kind consensus statement in the United States on...
Biotronik Launches First FDA-Approved CRM Devices with MRI AutoDetect Technology
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017 —  Biotronik announced the availability of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved...
Toshiba Showcases Vantage Galan 3T MRI at ISMRM 2017
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017 — Offering a full range of advanced clinical applications for researchers, Toshiba Medical will...
3-D-printed Model of Stenotic Intracranial Artery Enables Vessel-Wall MRI Standardization
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 — A collaboration between stroke neurologists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell
As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...
Siemens Healthineers, ACC 2017, syngot CTO Guidance, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 — During the 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC),...
valve regurgitation, ASE, new guidelines, imaging, evaluation, SCMR, echocardiography, ultrasound, cardiac MRI
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 — A new document from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) provides a comprehensive update to...
PRAC, European Medicines Agency, gadolinium-based contrast agents, safety recommendations, brain MRI
News | Contrast Media | March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 — The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency recently...
Siemens Healthineers, Magnetom Vida MRI system, BioMatrix technology, ECR 2017, RSNA 2017
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017 — Magnetom Vida, the new high-end 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner with BioMatrix...
Siemens Healthineers, Compressed Sensing technology, MRI, FDA approval, RSNA 2017
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the...
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017 — Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage brain...
Siemens Healthineers, Magnetom Sempra MRI system, FDA approval, RSNA 2017
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the...
Sir Peter Mansfield, early MRI trials, obituary, University of Nottingham

Sir Peter Mansfield during the original MRI trials. Image courtesy of the University of Nottingham.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 09, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis
February 9, 2017 — Sir Peter Mansfield, FRS, whose research aided the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
GE Healthcare, Freelium technology, MRI magnet cooling, RSNA 2016, RSNA 2017
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 06, 2017
February 6, 2017 — At the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, GE Healthcare unveiled...
Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 06, 2017
February 6, 2017 — At the Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) 20th Annual Scientific Sessions, GE Healthcare...