Search Tag: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

IMAGING Management

Limitations of MRI muscle injury classification system

2018 03 Oct

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a key role in evaluating and classifying the extent of muscle injuries in athletic players. While the use of MRI is clear in diagnosis, and for follow-up of injuries, there is some limitation in its ability to predict return to play (RTP) based on current MRI classification systems, according to a review published... Read more

Cardiology Management

New protocol for rapid blood vessel scan

2018 28 Feb

Claustrophobia is one reason why some patients are hesitant to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test, even if this procedure will help in the diagnosis of an ailment. To help solve this problem, researchers at UCLA have developed a new procedure that can scan blood vessels in five minutes or less. In contrast, magnetic resonance angiography... Read more

Health Management

Diagnostic imaging in sports medicine

2018 20 Feb

Radiologists collaborate with sports physicians for optimal performance How diagnostic imaging can be used in sports medicine and how different techniques can be used to assess muscle injuries. Diagnostic imaging in sports medicine As muscle injuries represent more than thirty percent of sports injuries, with great implications for professional... Read more

Health Management

Imaging developments in sports medicine

2018 20 Feb

Advancement of technologies continues to improve diagnosis The official doctor for the Slovenian athletics team speaks to about how emerging technologies have made a positive impact on sports medicine and resulted in more precise diagnostics. How crucial is the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in sports... Read more

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Measuring exposure of workers in MRI environment

2018 17 Jan

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities are important sources of multiple exposure to electromagnetic fields for both patients and healthcare staff. In an exploratory study, researchers conducted an exposure assessment and biomonitoring of MRI workers at the Radio-diagnostics Unit of the National Cancer Institute of Naples “Pascale Foundation”... Read more

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MRI in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

2017 25 Apr

  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has high specificity but limited sensitivity for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a systematic review published in the journal Thrombosis Research. Given these inconclusive results, researchers say management studies are needed to more precisely define the role of MRI in the diagnostic workup... Read more

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MRI Analysis Powered by Supercomputers

2017 20 Feb

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most effective tools used by doctors today to detect diseases and injuries. However, MRI scans can take hours or days to be interpreted and analysed and if there is a need for a detailed investigation, patients may be required to come back for a follow-up. See Also : New Software for Fast and Accurate... Read more

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MR Safety Issues and Updates

2017 31 Jan

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is a useful imaging tool with superior soft tissue contrast for diagnostic evaluation and no radiation hazard. However, unexpected biological effects can occur within stronger magnetic fields used in newer MR systems, according to a review published in European Journal of Radiology. See Also : A Safer Way to Image... Read more

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Faster MRI Scans With Compressed Sensing from Siemens Healthineers

2016 29 Nov

Siemens Healthineers underlines its position as innovation leader in magnetic resonance imaging with new acceleration technology Compressed Sensing allows MR imaging up to ten times faster without compromising image quality The first application, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine 1 , enables diagnostic cardiac imaging of patients with arrhythmias... Read more

Cardiology Management

4D Cardiac MRI Wins BHF Research Image Award

2016 14 Jun

A four dimensional cardiac MRI showing a beating heart frozen in time, has won the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition, revealing stunning images from its research into heart and circulatory disease. A second image, heart cells of a newborn, was chosen from an online vote on the BHF Facebook page... Read more