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It turns out open panoramic or short-bore MRI scanners don’t do much to reduce patients’ claustrophobia.
New MR Technologies Offer Better, Quieter Scans
CHICAGO — Three advancements in MR technology — PET/MR, MR elastography and so-called silent MR — are improving the modality’s effectiveness and ease-of-use.
Specialized MRI Shows Long-Term Brain Effects of Blast Injuries
CHICAGO — Diffuse tensor imaging may help clinicians differentiate between mild traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
MRI Detects Low Brain Iron Levels in Medication-Naive ADHD Patients
CHICAGO — Magnetic field correlation, a newer type of MRI, can detect low levels of iron in the brains of children and adolescents with ADHD who are ADHD medication-naive.
MRI Detects Altered Heart Function After Energy Drink Consumption
CHICAGO — Magnetic resonance images can detect significant strain on the heart following consumption of energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine.
MRI Shows Brain Abnormalities Among Cocaine Addicts
Magnetic resonance imaging detects brain abnormalities linked to impaired self-awareness in cocaine addition, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
MR Spectography Tracks Brain Response to Analgesic
Brain imaging helps detect effectiveness of pregabalin among patients with fibromyalgia.
Improvement Needed for Appropriate Use of Screening Breast MRI
More screening breast MRIs performed, but improvement in appropriate use still needed.
MRI Shows Mountain Climbers Face Higher Risk of Brain Bleeds
CHICAGO — High-altitude cerebral edema, the end stage of severe acute mountain sickness — once thought to be reversible — causes microbleeding on the brain.
Podcast: Using MRI in the Operating Room
Steven Kalkanis, MD, director of neurosurgical oncology at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, discusses how an MRI unit in the operating suite has transformed their approach to brain surgery.