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CT perfusion, portable MRI viable alternatives for evaluating dizziness

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CT perfusion and portable MRI are clinically viable and cost-effective alternatives to typical CT or CT angiography (CTA) imaging for evaluating dizziness in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. Portable MRI $15,389 1.19

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ISMRM: 11.7 tesla MRI: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’

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SINGAPORE -- Auntminnie.com spoke with ultrahigh-field MRI expert Nicolas Boulant, PhD, of the NeuroSpin research center near Paris, at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting. tesla MRI – to date, the highest magnetic field MRI used in humans, he said. The ‘good’ is simple.

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ISMRM: PET/MRI shows promise identifying musculoskeletal ‘pain generators’

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SINGAPORE -- PET/MRI is emerging as a viable tool for pinpointing locations of pain in people with chronic low back pain and persistent hip pain after total hip replacements, according to research by a group from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. MRI shows minimal fluid, but no edema.

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Improving access worldwide to MRI: ‘No surrender,’ expert says

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SINGAPORE -- About 70% of the world’s population has zero access to MRI and it will take a “no surrender” approach to improve this disparity, according to Andew Webb, PhD, a professor of radiology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. This is something that’s not going to happen overnight,” he said.

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Many MRI accidents are related to technologist experience

Health Imaging

This week at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s annual meeting, a team of experts presented new data on the technologist’s role in MRI safety events.

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FDA Clears 5T Whole-Body MRI System

Diagnostic Imaging

In addition to enhanced resolution, the uMR Jupiter 5T device reportedly addresses image uniformity and radiofrequency safety that have been previous challenges with ultra-high-field MRI.

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New sensor detects errors in MRI scans

ScienceDaily

A new prototype sensor is capable of detecting errors in MRI scans using laser light and gas. The new sensor can thereby do what is impossible for current electrical sensors -- and hopefully pave the way for MRI scans that are better, cheaper and faster.

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