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MRI Technology Deals With Helium Shortage

2015 30 Jul

As helium gas used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners is increasingly becoming scarce, a UK-based medical imaging vendor continues to develop helium-free MRI systems. In 2013, MR (Guildford, Surrey, UK) already developed the world's first helium-free technology for use in preclinical superconducting MRI systems. This breakthrough scanner... Read more

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DVD Eases MRI Patient Anxiety, Improves Scan Quality

2015 15 Feb

Researchers in the UK claim that an instructional DVD designed to help patients prepare for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, including pointers on how to relax, led to more successful scan outcomes. The patients receiving the DVD also felt less anxious during the MRI scan, the researchers point out. The findings are published in the British... Read more

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First UK Hospital Implements Latest Siemens PET·CT Technology

2014 09 Oct

Castle Hill Hospital, part of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has recently opened The Jack Brignall Scanning Centre. The facility is the first in the UK to be fitted with a Biograph mCT Flow EdgeTM PET·CT system from Siemens Healthcare which has been funded by Hull-based charity, The Daisy Appeal. Opened by former Secretary of State for... Read more

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Fuel3D Wins $1.1 Million Contract For Medical Imaging System Development

2014 11 Apr

SBRI contract to explore potential of low-cost commercial 3D scanner in healthcare applications Fuel 3D Technologies Ltd., developer of 3D scanning solutions, has announced it has secured a £685,831 ($1.1 million) SBRI Healthcare development contract for the development of a 3D medical imaging system. SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative,... Read more

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Are We At Risk from Airport Scanners?

2013 09 Jul

An individual would have to receive more than 22,500 airport scans a year to reach the standard maximum safe yearly dose determined by the American National Standards Institute and the Health Physics Society, according to a new American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Report, "Radiation Dose from Airport Scanners." The report by an... Read more