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Circle Contact Lenses are Potential MRI Hazard

2013 26 Mar

A case report published in BMC Medical Imaging recommends that radiologists be aware of the potential risk of scanning circle contact lens by MRI.  Circle contact lenses, also known as colour contact lenses and big eye contact lenses, are a type of cosmetic contact lens. It is not widely known that circle contact lenses usually contain iron oxide... Read more

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Is That MRI Scan Really Necessary?

2013 26 Mar

Two recently published studies from Canada and Spain have looked at the appropriateness of MRI requests.  In a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Derek J. Emery, of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and colleagues examined the appropriateness of requests for outpatient MRI of the lumbar spine and of the head for headache,... Read more

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New MRI Method Fingerprints Tissues and Diseases

2013 21 Mar

A new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could routinely spot specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and other conditions early, when they're most treatable, suggest researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in the journal Nature. Each body tissue and disease has a unique... Read more

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Brain Imaging After Mild Head Injury/Concussion Can Show Lesions

2013 21 Mar

Brain imaging soon after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or mild concussion can detect tiny lesions that may eventually provide a target for treating people with mTBI, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013. Studies of brain tissue once a person has died have... Read more

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Medtronic Launches Advisa MRI Pacemaker System

2013 21 Mar

Medtronic has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and the U.S. launch of its Advisa DR MRI™ SureScan®  pacing system. The Advisa MRI system is Medtronic’s second-generation MR-Conditional pacemaker and is the first system to combine the most advanced pacing technology with proven MRI access. Advisa MRI was specifically tested... Read more

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Risk Management in MRI

2013 15 Mar

Risk management in MRI is, like the imaging technique itself, a multilayered problem. If we take into account an MRI superconducting magnet (the majority of installed equipment), four components of the device may cause a risk to the patient, staff, or both: the magnet (main magnetic field), the cryostat (liquid helium), the magnetic field gradients... Read more

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Siemens Upgrade Options for Era of Tight Budgets

2013 09 Mar

By offering new upgrade options for hard- and software, Siemens Healthcare supports hospitals and practitioners operating under tight budgets. Siemens Healthcare offers systems that can be extended to additional functionalities when needed. In the field of magnetic resonance imaging, Siemens makes the latest technological innovations available to its... Read more