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Hawaii Heart: Echocardiography & Multimodality Imaging 2023

2023 22 Jan

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Researchers Attempt Robotic Heart Surgery Inside MRI

2022 06 Nov

A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University rec eived a four-year $3.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to support them in performing a robotic heart catheterization while the patient is inside an MRI machine.   It is estimated that between three to six million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation (AFib), known to... Read more

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AI-aided MRI Could Replace Liver Biopsy to Monitor Autoimmune Hepatitis

2022 05 Oct

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare chronic liver disease affecting an estimated number of 10 000 people in the UK; it has a prevalence of 34.04 per 100,000.   A team of researchers in the U.K. investigated whether using AI-augmented multiparametric MRI, a novel imaging technology, could be used as a robust non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy.... Read more

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Functional MRI Proves Less Patient Trust is Associated with Pain

2022 22 Sep

Trust is one of the most essential and fundamental parts of a doctor-patient relationship. Establishing and maintaining trust with the physician is known to lead to positive patient health outcomes.For example, it can help to reduce patient stress, increase patient satisfaction and increase the placebo response.   A research team,from the University... Read more

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Raymond Vahan Damadian, the Father of MRI, Dies at 86

2022 11 Aug

Raymond Vahan Damadian passed away on August 3. He was 86.  Dr Damadian pioneered the most important advancements in medical imaging and is considered to be the "Father of MRI". In the 1960s, he made a discovery that led to the creation of what we know today as magnetic resonance imaging. Damadian discovered how this tool could be used to see inside... Read more

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Advanced MRI for Stiff Heart Syndrome

2022 02 Aug

Academics at UCL have developed an advanced form of cardiac MRI to measure the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with stiff heart syndrome.  Stiff heart syndrome occurs when plaques of protein build up in the heart muscle. This affects the heart's ability to pump blood. Without appropriate treatment, this condition can lead to heart failure... Read more

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Volume 22 - Issue 3, 2022

2022 08 Jul

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"One Ring to Rule Them All" in AI – Affidea’s Experience

2022 08 Jul

An overview of Affidea’s experience on the road to AI implementation and the need to understand the complexity of integrating multiple AI solutions safely, offering clear benefits to patients and radiologists. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI) in radiology is growing at a fast pace. A 2020 study from the... Read more

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Brain Imaging is Overused to Diagnose Dizziness

2022 12 Apr

University of Minnesota researchers (Minneapolis, MN, USA) recently compared neuroimaging use for patients with dizziness in outpatient clinics and emergency departments and found that head CTs and MRIs were most likely overused. Dizziness is a widespread symptom in emergency room and outpatient clinic patients. However, past studies revealed that... Read more

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AI Uses MRI Data to Predict Sudden Death from Arrhythmia

2022 12 Apr

Johns Hopkins University researchers (Baltimore, MD, USA) recently developed a deep-learning-based algorithm capable of predicting sudden arrhythmic death using contrast-enhanced heart MRI data of ischemic heart scarring and the patient’s clinical background. The study’s results were recently published in  Nature Cardiovascular Research , which marks... Read more