FIRMM-pix, a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software module recently launched at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) conference, reportedly employs visual biofeedback and gamification that coaches patients to stay still during brain MRI exams.
The combination of Philips’ MR 7700 multi-nuclei scanner with the FDA-approved Xenoview hyperpolarized Xenon magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent may facilitate earlier diagnosis and intervention for patients with obstructive lung diseases.
New MR spectroscopy findings indicate that changes in brain glutamate levels reflect changes in heroin craving among addicts during methadone maintenance therapy. MRS may eventually help predict if addicts will relapse after treatment.
Visitors to the 2008 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in Toronto need only wait a minute for the door to swing from clinical issues to advanced research on functional and metabolic imaging.
More is better and all but inevitable in medical imaging. In CT, more means slices. In MR, it’s channels for receiving radiofrequency signals. These currently number 32 on the most advanced commercially available systems. But a replacement for that benchmark is in the works.
Before the dawn of political correctness, there was a time when girls were made of sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys were made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. Now, functional MRI is confirming that boys and girls really don't think alike. Brain structures and functions that facilitate intelligence in girls are different for boys.
Playing off the continuously moving table built into TimCT, Siemens Medical Solutions proclaimed “Tim (Siemens’ total image matrix) is on the move” at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in Berlin. The company is featuring clinical results from its seven luminary installations of the technology in MR angiography and central nervous system imaging.