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It turns out open panoramic or short-bore MRI scanners don’t do much to reduce patients’ claustrophobia.
MRI Helps Detect Spinal Infection from Contaminated Injections
Contrast-enhanced MR imaging can find undiagnosed infection at the site of contaminated spinal injections.
MRI Detected Atherosclerosis Indicates Future Heart Attack Risk
Using MRI to obtain two measurements in the abdominal aorta may help physicians predict which patients may go on to have a cardiac event.
Stress MRI Cuts Adverse Events Acute Chest Pain Patients
Cardiac MRI can cut adverse events among patients with possible ACS, shortens hospital stays, and better identifies patients requiring invasive procedures.
MRI Detects Brain Injuries Caused by Heading Soccer Balls
Diffusion tensor imaging demonstrates changes in the brain of soccer players who head the ball frequently during games and practice.
MRI Shows Heart Damage in Some Children After Chemo
MR images detect heart damage in childhood cancer survivors who were treated with anthracycline-based regimens.
MRI Measurement Can Help Predict Brain Vascular Disease
MRI measurements of aortic arch pulse wave velocity allow physicians to predict cognitive decline and cardiovascular diseases.
MRI Shows Interrupted Brain Development in Premature Babies
Diffusion MRI has shown the interruption in development of the cerebral cortex among premature babies, compared with their full-term peers.
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.