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GE Healthcare ups marketing for Waukesha-developed software that cuts MRI scan times
GE Healthcare ’s Waukesha engineering team played a major role in developing the company’s new magnetic-resonance-imaging technology that reduces scan time by 30 percent to 50 percent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

New scanner 'like 100 MRIs in one' developed in Aberdeen
Patients in Scotland are the first in the world to be scanned with new magnetic resonance imaging equipment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neural basis of exertional fatigue in the heat: a review of magnetic resonance imaging methods - Tan XR, Low ICC, Stephenson MC, Soong TW, Lee JKW.
The central nervous system, specifically the brain, is implicated in the development of exertional fatigue under a hot environment. Diverse neuroimaging techniques have been used to visualize the brain activity during or after exercise. Notably, the use of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Manganese-based MRI contrast agent may be safer alternative to gadolinium-based agents
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A team of Massachusetts General Hospital researchers has developed a manganese-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent, a potential alternative to gadolinium-based agents, which carry significant health risks for some patients (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hamstring injuries in professional soccer players: extent of MRI-detected edema and the time to return to play - Crema MD, Godoy IRB, Abdalla RJ, de Aquino JS, Ingham SJM, Skaf AY.
BACKGROUND: Discrepancies exist in the literature regarding the association of the extent of injuries assessed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with recovery times. HYPOTHESIS: MRI-detected edema in grade 1 hamstring injuries does not affect the return ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Distance-dependent alterations in local functional connectivity in drug-naive major depressive disorder - Zhu J, Lin X, Lin C, Zhuo C.
Previous studies using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have found abnormal functional connectivity in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Yet, effect of distance thresholds on local functional connectivity changes in M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Left-brained: Study suggests conservative Democrats don't compute for liberal voters
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Magnetic Resonance Imaging research finds self-identified liberals more likely to notice when candidates deviate from the party line. Liberals also tend to take longer to react to inconsistent positions from Democrats. In the majority of instances, they evaluated those inconsistent positions as 'bad.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel nuclear medicine test can identify kidney transplant infection
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) German scientists have developed a novel nuclear medicine test that can determine whether a kidney transplant patient has developed infection in the transplanted tissue. The study, which utilizes positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI), is presented in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chuck Norris Lawsuit Claims MRI Agent Poisoned His Wife
Here's what scientific studies say about the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging scans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Functional magnetic resonance imaging of cognitive control following traumatic brain injury - Scheibel RS.
Novel and non-routine tasks often require information processing and behavior to adapt from moment to moment depending upon task requirements and current performance. This ability to adapt is an executive function that is referred to as cognitive control. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Joint damage in healthy military recruits may mimic spondyloarthropathies
(American College of Rheumatology) The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of healthy military recruits showed sacroiliac joint damage similar to that found in axial spondyloarthritis after just six weeks of intensive physical training, reinforcing the importance of exercising caution when interpreting MRI results, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chuck Norris sues med-tech companies, including one in Twin Cities
Actor and martial arts star Chuck Norris has sued several pharmaceutical and med-tech companies, including Eden Prairie-based Acist Medical Systems, over a chemical used in magnetic resonance imaging scans. Gena and Chuck Norris filed the lawsuit Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court, saying use of the chemical gadolinium in MRI scans poisoned Gena Norris. The couple is seeking unspecified damages and coverage of past and future medical expenses, which the Norrises said totaled more than $2… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chuck Norris sues med-tech companies, including one in Twin Cities
Actor and martial arts star Chuck Norris has sued several pharmaceutical and med-tech companies, including Eden Prairie-based Acist Medical Systems, over a chemical used in magnetic resonance imaging scans. Gena and Chuck Norris filed the lawsuit Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court, saying use of the chemical gadolinium in MRI scans poisoned Gena Norris. The couple is seeking unspecified damages and coverage of past and future medical expenses, which the Norrises said totaled more than $2… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

AHN begins cardiac MRI program in Wexford
Allegheny Health Network will now make cardiac MRI services available at its Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion. This is the first satellite location for the magnetic resonance imaging program in place at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to a news release. Using the technology, 3-D and still images of a patient's heart and circulatory system can be created to help diagnose patients. "Tha nks to a software upgrade on the existing MRI scanner at the Pavilion, we are now able to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Relationship between amplitude of resting-state fNIRS global signal and EEG vigilance measures - Yuxuan Chen, Farrand J, Tang J, Yafen Chen, O'Keeffe J, Guofa Shou, Lei Ding, Han Yuan.
Most of the prior studies of functional connectivity in both healthy and diseased brain utilized resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as a measure to represent the temporal synchrony in blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signals... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The effect of preprocessing in dynamic functional network connectivity used to classify mild traumatic brain injury - Vergara VM, Mayer AR, Damaraju E, Calhoun VD.
INTRODUCTION: Dynamic functional network connectivity (dFNC), derived from magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), is an important technique in the search for biomarkers of brain diseases such as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). At the individual level, mTBI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Iradimed wins FDA nod for MR-compatible patient monitoring system
iRadimed (NSDQ:IRMD) said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3880 MR-compatible patient monitoring system. The 3880 device is designed to allow patients to be transported from critical care units for magnetic resonance imaging scans without interruption to vital signs monitoring. Winter Springs, Fla.-based Iradimed claims it as the smallest and most-portable MRI monitor on the U.S. market. “We are excited to announce receipt of FDA 510(k) clearance and launch our revolutionary MRI-compatible patient vital signs monitoring system to U.S. customers,” president & CEO Roger Susi said i...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Iradimed Corp Source Type: news

Post-concussion brain changes persist even after pre-teen hockey players return to play
(University of Western Ontario) Young hockey players who have suffered concussions may still show changes in the white matter of the brain months after being cleared to return to play, researchers at Western University have found through sophisticated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rice University technology could cut MRI scan times
(Rice University) Patients who have to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging scan may be spared the ordeal of having to lie still in the scanner for up to 45 minutes, thanks to new technology patented by Rice University, also known as 'compressed sensing' technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nanodiamonds show promise for aiding recovery from root canal
People who undergo root canals may soon have a tiny but powerful ally that could prevent infection after treatment.Researchers at theUCLA School of Dentistry and theUCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science found in a clinical trial that nanodiamonds protected disinfected root canals after the nerve and pulp were removed, thereby improving the likelihood of a full recovery. The findings are a milestone for the use of nanodiamonds in humans.Nanodiamonds are tiny particles made of carbon and are so small that millions of them could fit on the head of a pin. They resemble soccer balls but have facets like a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Predicting injury severity and neurologic recovery after acute cervical spinal cord injury - a comparison of cerebrospinal fluid and magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers - Dalkilic T, Fallah N, Noonan VK, Salimi Elizei S, Dong K, Belanger LM, Ritchie L, Tsang A, Bourassa-Moreau E, Heran MKS, Paquette SJ, Ailon T, Dea N, Street J, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, Kwon BK.
Biomarkers of acute human spinal cord injury (SCI) could provide a more objective measure of spinal cord damage and a better predictor of neurologic outcome than the current functional neurologic assessments. There has been growing interest in establishing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Anger-sensitive networks: characterising neural systems recruited during aggressive social interactions using data-driven analysis - Beyer F, Kr ämer UM, Beckmann CF.
Social neuroscience uses increasingly complex paradigms to improve ecological validity, as investigating aggressive interactions with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI; Kr ämer, Jansma, Tempelmann,& M ünte, 2007). Standard analyses for fMRI data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Psoriatic Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Psoriatic Arthritis
A new study explores the important role axial and peripheral MRI scans can play in the evaluation and management of patients with psoriatic arthritis.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 12, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. UVC LEDs: Energizing a new generation of portable, healthcare disinfection devices According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), one in every 25 hospital patients in the U.S. will contract a hospital-acqu...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

FDA clears Siemens Magnetom Terra 7T MRI
The FDA today granted 510(k) clearance to the first seven-tesla magnetic resonance imaging system approved for the U.S market, the Magnetom Terra system made by Siemens Healthineers (NYSE:SI). “The overall image quality of MRI improves with higher magnetic field strength,” FDA radiological health director Robert Ochs said in prepared remarks. “The added field strength allows for better visualization of smaller structures and subtle pathologies that may improve disease diagnosis.” The clearance limits use of the device to scans of the head and extremities in patients of more than 66 pounds, the ...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Siemens Source Type: news

FDA Clears First 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device
SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first seven tesla (7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, more than doubling the static magnetic field strength av... Devices, Radiology, FDA Siemens Medical Solutions, Magnetom Terra, 7T MRI, magnetic resonance imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA clears first 7T magnetic resonance imaging device
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first seven tesla (7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, more than doubling the static magnetic field strength available for use in the United States. The Magentom Terra is the first 7T MRI system cleared for clinical use in the United States. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers win $13m grant for next-gen fMRI
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have been awarded a $13.4 million grant after developing a new functional magnetic resonance imaging system with 20 times the resolution of traditional fMRI machines, according to a new report. The $13.4 million comes from the National Institute of Health’s BRAIN initiative grant, and will help researchers develop the NexGen 7T fMRI machine by 2019, according to the report. The resolution of the device would allow the machine to focus down to a region the size of a poppy seed, researchers said, which would allow imaging of neuron clusters involved in the same type...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Neurological Research & Development Siemens UCberkeley Source Type: news

Age- and sex-related effects in children with mild traumatic brain injury on diffusion magnetic resonance imaging properties: a comparison of voxelwise and tractography methods - Goodrich-Hunsaker NJ, Abildskov TJ, Black G, Bigler ED, Cohen DM, Mihalov LK, Bangert BA, Taylor HG, Yeates KO.
Although there are several techniques to analyze diffusion-weighted imaging, any technique must be sufficiently sensitive to detect clinical abnormalities. This is especially critical in disorders like mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), where pathology is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Visualising Early Lung Disease in CF: The Emergence of MRI Visualising Early Lung Disease in CF: The Emergence of MRI
This editorial discusses the potential role of magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of early lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Age- and sex-related effects in children with mild traumatic brain injury on diffusion magnetic resonance imaging properties: a comparison of voxelwise and tractography methods - Goodrich-Hunsaker NJ, Abildskov TJ, Black G, Bigler ED, Cohen DM, Mihalov LK, Bangert BA, Taylor HG, Yeates KO.
Although there are several techniques to analyze diffusion-weighted imaging, any technique must be sufficiently sensitive to detect clinical abnormalities. This is especially critical in disorders like mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), where pathology is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case of colonic intramural hematoma after mild blunt abdominal trauma - Torres US, Cesar DN, D ʼIppolito G.
Intramural hematomas can occur along any part of the gastrointestinal tract, being more common in the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Intramural colonic hematomas are very rare, and their main causes include abdominal trauma, anticoagulation, and coagulopath... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain functional connectivity patterns in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria: sex-atypical or not? - Nota NM, Kreukels BPC, den Heijer M, Veltman DJ, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Burke SM, Bakker J.
Various previous studies have reported that brains of people diagnosed with gender dysphoria (GD) show sex-atypical features. In addition, recent functional magnetic resonance imaging studies found that several brain resting-state networks (RSNs) in adults... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brain damage caused by Zika exposure in utero can be detected by both fetal MRI and ultrasound
(Children's National Health System) Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound provide complementary data needed to assess ongoing changes to the brains of fetuses exposed to Zika in utero. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Clinical Signs Can Be Associated With Benign External Hydrocephalus?
Discussion Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles and/or subarachnoid spaces. External hydrocephalus is a communicating hydrocephalus often defined as the patient having a rapidly enlarging head circumference (HC) and enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces especially over the frontal lobes with normal or moderately enlarged ventricles. Benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) is a self-limited external hydrocephalus that occurs during infancy and resolves spontaneously in childhood, usually by age 2 years, that is felt to not cause significant problems. It was first described by...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study: MRIs safe for patients with pacemakers, defibrillators
Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center have found that magnetic resonance imaging may be safe for patients with cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally finding answers for cavernous malformation
It was early morning and Tiffany and Joe Palowski were worried. Their son, Michael, was undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to determine the cause of his excruciating headache. The test — only expected to take about 45 minutes — now approached the two-hour mark. “They had to have found something,” Tiffany said as her panic rose. “I know they did.” About 10 days earlier, Michael had gotten sick, vomiting so intensely that he began throwing up blood. The 6-year-old had spent a week in a local hospital with a suspected case of norovirus before being sent home. But then he&rsq...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cavernous malformations Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Edward Smith Second opinion Source Type: news

Study shows MRIs are safe for patients with wide variety of pacemakers, defibrillators
(Intermountain Medical Center) Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be safe for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices, even for chest imaging, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MRI contrast agent locates and distinguishes aggressive from slow-growing breast cancer
(Case Western Reserve University) A new magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent being tested by researchers at Case Western Reserve University not only pinpoints breast cancers at early stages but differentiates between aggressive and slow-growing types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Differential neural activation when voluntarily regulating emotions in service members with chronic mild traumatic brain injury - Dretsch MN, Daniel TA, Goodman AM, Katz JS, Denney T, Deshpande G, Robinson JL.
The objective of this study was to characterize the functional activation of the neural correlates of voluntary regulation of emotion in soldiers both with and without chronic mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Altered default mode network configuration in posttraumatic stress disorder after earthquake: a resting-stage functional magnetic resonance imaging study - Zhang XD, Yin Y, Hu XL, Duan L, Qi R, Xu Q, Lu GM, Li LJ.
The neural substrates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are still not fully elucidated. Hence, this study is to explore topological alterations of the default mode network (DMN) in victims with PTSD after a magnitude of 8.0 earthquake using resting-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Behavioral therapy increases connectivity in brains of people with OCD
UCLA researchers report that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, when treated with a special form of talk therapy, demonstrate distinct changes in their brains as well as improvement in their symptoms.In the study, published in  Translational Psychiatry, people with OCD underwent daily cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, to learn how to better resist compulsive behaviors and to decrease distress. Within one month, they had developed extensive increases in the strength of the connections between regions of their brains — which may reflect the participants gained new non-compulsive behaviors and thought p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Annual sales grow nearly 50% for Imris after bankruptcy sale
Imris today reported that it saw sales grow 44% last year and has seen sales rise 68% this year after it was reorganized in a bankruptcy purchase 2 years ago. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based company said that in the past 2 years, it has inked multi-million dollar contracts with hospitals across the globe and has added and plans to continue adding new employees to support business and company growth. “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in a short period of time which includes active investments in future growth opportunities that leverage our talent and expertise in consulting, designing, creating and...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Imris Inc. Source Type: news

Deficits in voluntary pursuit and inhibition of risk taking in sensation seeking - Zheng Y, Li Q, Tian M, Nan W, Yang G, Liang J, Liu X.
Sensation seeking has been associated with substance use and other risk-taking behaviors. The present functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated the neural correlates underlying risk taking in sensation seeking. Twenty-eight high sensa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bayer offloads Multi Vendor Service radiology service and repair biz
Bayer (ETR:BAYN) has reportedly sold its Multi Vendor Service medical device repair business to private investors who plan to merge it with 2 other firms to form a new company based in Pittsburgh, Penn., according to a Pennsylvania Post-Gazette report. Bayer’s MVS provides service and repairs for radiology devices, covering ultrasound probes, magnetic resonance imaging coils and other related devices, according to the paper. The business was previously part of Bayer’s radiology unit in Pittsburgh, according to the report, and will be combined with Tulsa, Okla.-based Westco Inc. and Denver-based MD MedTech....
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Ultrasound Bayer innovatusimaging Source Type: news

Neuropsychological outcome of children with traumatic brain injury and its association with late magnetic resonance imaging findings: a cohort study - Volpe DSJ, Oliveira NCAC, Santos AC, Linhares MBM, Carlotti APCP.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate neuropsychological outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its association with trauma severity and late magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of patients with TBI admitted to th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

GE Healthcare wins FDA nod for mammography system with patient controlled compression
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Senographe Pristina Dueta, which it claims is the 1st patient-assisted mammography device that allows women to control their own compression during the examination. With the system, the woman undergoing the exam can control the application of compression on their breasts to minimize perceived pain and discomfort that is often associated with a mammogram, the company said. “This is a new age in breast imaging. Patients who used the remote control said the exam was more comfortable and they were visibly more relaxed. Any breast radiologist ...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health GE Healthcare Source Type: news

NuVasive wins FDA nod for redesigned Magec system
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its redesigned Magec magnetically controlled growth modulation system. The San Diego, Calif.-based company’s Magec system uses magnetic technology and adjustable growth rods to treat early-onset scoliosis, and features the company’s Reline small stature system. The Reline small stature platform is a pediatric deformity fixation system which is designed to improve construct strength and reduce the systems implant profile. “As a low-profile pediatric fixation system, Reline Small Stature is the first-of-its-kind system to offer c...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Effect of electromagnetic field accompanying the magnetic resonance imaging on human heart rate variability  - a pilot study - Derkacz A, Gawrys J, Gawrys K, Podgorski M, Magott-Derkacz A, Poreba R, Doroszko A.
The effect of electromagnetic field on cardiovascular system in the literature is defined in ambiguous way. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of electromagnetic field on the heart rate variability (HRV) during the examination with magnetic r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Full circle: From moyamoya patient to intern
It’s the last day of Justin Doo’s research internship in the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital and he’s eager to join the team for a celebratory scoop of ice cream at JP Licks. Before he leaves, he meets with his supervisor, Dr. Laura Lehman — but they both know this isn’t a final goodbye. The 18-year-old will see Dr. Lehman again within the year, because he isn’t just her intern. He’s also her patient. Unlike most summer interns, Justin has already spent plenty of time at Boston Children’s — more than a decade, in fact. When he was 7 years old...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Scott moyamoya Moyamoya Disease Program Pial Synangiosis Source Type: news