Guerbet sees Mallinckrodt deal as key to growth
November 27, 2015 -- Contrast agent manufacturer Guerbet this week closed its acquisition of the contrast division of Mallinckrodt. The move vaults Guerbet into position as a major player in the U.S. contrast market and is a key stepping stone in the French company's plan for growth.
3D MRI uncovers risk of stroke in asymptomatic diabetics
November 24, 2015 -- 3D MRI has found evidence of intraplaque hemorrhage among diabetics who have no signs of atherosclerotic disease -- a finding that could greatly increase their risk of an adverse vascular event, according to a study scheduled for presentation at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
MRI finds obesity trigger in obese kids
November 24, 2015 -- Functional MRI and functional connectivity MRI have pinpointed regions of the brain that are triggered by the smell of food and influence reactions in obese children, according to a poster presentation scheduled for RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
7T MRI with glutamate uncovers epileptic seizure sites
November 23, 2015 -- Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are reporting early success with a novel imaging technique that uses 7-tesla MRI and the amino acid glutamate as a biomarker to locate epileptic lesions in the brain that conventional MRI and other modalities may miss.
MR arthrography helps labral-tear patients avoid surgery
November 12, 2015 -- A protocol using unenhanced MRI and MR arthrography can help determine which patients should receive surgery to repair labral tears, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
fMRI may explain why some comatose patients reawaken
November 12, 2015 -- By using functional MRI (fMRI) to view regions of the brain that play a role in regulating consciousness, French researchers may have discovered a way to predict which patients could emerge from a coma.
DWI-MRI shows which stroke patients need fast therapy
November 10, 2015 -- Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a method that combines diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) and key clinical characteristics to determine which severe stroke patients would most likely benefit from catheter-delivered removal of blood clots.
fMRI connects fitness and brain health in older adults
November 9, 2015 -- Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have determined that the strength of connections between various parts of the brain in older adults may be affected by fitness level, according to a study published online in NeuroImage.
Tweets reveal patient opinions of MRI scans
October 28, 2015 -- An Australian researcher has found a novel way to investigate how patients respond to MRI scans: Read their tweets. A review of nearly 500 patient tweets found messages ranging from the humorous to the inspirational, and even led to the discovery of a new phenomenon: the "MRI selfie."
MRI detects gender differences in aging of the heart
October 21, 2015 -- Using cardiac MRI, researchers have found that the mass of the left ventricle changes differently over time in men and women, potentially necessitating more gender-based treatment approaches to maintain heart health, according to a paper published online October 20 in Radiology.