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Longitudinal associations between family aggression, externalizing behavior, and the structure and function of the amygdala - Saxbe D, Lyden H, Gimbel SI, Sachs M, Del Piero LB, Margolin G, Kaplan JT.
Using longitudinal data from 21 adolescents, we assessed family aggression (via mother, father, and youth report) in early adolescence, externalizing behavior in mid-adolescence, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data in late adolescence. Amygdalae were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report. In a study in Germany, the new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers
Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast MRIs may lead to more biopsies that catch fewer cancers
(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Altered fear processing in adolescents with a history of severe childhood maltreatment: an fMRI study - Hart H, Lim L, Mehta MA, Simmons A, Mirza KAH, Rubia K.
BACKGROUND: Children with a history of maltreatment suffer from altered emotion processing but the neural basis of this phenomenon is unknown. This pioneering functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated the effects of severe childhood m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Vantage Galan 3T XGO MRI
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today it won FDA clearance for its Vantage Galan 3 tesla XGO edition magnetic resonance imaging system. The newly cleared system features the Saturn X gradient and a 30% improved signal-to-noise ratio, the the company claims, improving the resolution of brain diffusion weighted imaging. Canon said the system also features improved cardiac imaging capabilities including T1 mapping for more accurate imaging completed with fewer breath holds. “The new Galan 3T XGO Edition with Saturn X Gradient builds on the strengths of its predecessor and expands the versatility of MR ev...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two
(Springer) Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simplify Medical closes $23m in 2nd tranche of Series B
Simplify Medical said today it closed $23.3 million as part of the second tranche of its oversubscribed Series B financing, which brought in a total of $44.3 million for the company and its namesake cervical disc replacement. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s Simplify disc is designed to be magnetic resonance imaging safe and to eliminate imaging artifacts created by metals through the use of a PEEK-on-ceramic construction. The Simplify disc won CE Mark approval in the European Union in February 2015. “Having an oversubscribed Series B is a testament to the large opportunity presented by the ...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Simplify Medical Source Type: news

Death by MRI machine: Man dies in freak accident after bringing oxygen tank into the room
(Natural News) On Jan. 27, 2018, an Indian man died after he was sucked into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine at Mumbai’s BYL Nair Hospital. According to reports, 32-year-old Rajesh Maru and other members of his family were accompanying a female relative for a test. The victim’s uncle claimed that Maru was asked to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How brain ’s reward system lessened distress over 2016 election results
Some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. A new study by UCLA psychologists explains the differences between these two groups.Those who had no symptoms of depression had either strong family support or heightened activity in two key regions of the brain ’s reward system: the nucleus accumbens and the medial prefrontal cortex.“This is the first study to show this buffering effect of the brain wor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance imaging-based prediction of the relationship between whiplash injury and temporomandibular disorders - Lee YH, Lee KM, Auh QS, Hong JP.
PURPOSE: Whiplash injury can cause internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and lead to temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). Our aim was to evaluate whether the initial clinical findings in TMD patients with whiplash injury are correlated w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Insightec closes $150m Series E
Insightec said today it closed a $150 million Series E private equity round of financing with plans to use funds to support marketing, commercialization and further development of its Exablate Neuro platform. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies subsidiary Koch Industries, who invested a total of $100 million during the round, the Israel-based company said. The company’s flagship Exablate Neuro device, which won FDA approval last July for treating essential tremor, uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the proced...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use of MultiHance(R) (gadobenate dimeglumine) injection in magnetic resonance imaging of the central nervous system in pediatric patients younger than two years of age
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 30, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., one of the world's leading companies in the diagnostic imaging business, announced today that the labe... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Diagnostics, Radiology, FDA Bracco Diagnostics, MultiHance, gadobenate dimeglumine, magnetic resonance (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insightec, Virginia Tech collab on focused ultrasound brain disorder R & D
Insightec said today it is partnering with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute looking to develop treatments for brain disorders utilizing the company’s Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound device. The treatments will also utilize Siemens (NYSE:SI) magnetic resonance imaging devices, with potential applications in treating cancer, brain tumors, targeted disruptions of the blood-brain barrier for therapeutic delivery and neuromodulation to treat psychiatric disorders. “There is considerable basic research to be done in order to develop safe and efficacious protocols for these treatments and...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Research & Development Ultrasound INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Philips launches patient monitoring suite in US, imaging devices in India
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said this month it launched its next-generation patient monitoring solutions in the US, as well as releasing a slew of imaging devices into the Indian market. The Amsterdam-based company said it released an enterprise-wide system of bedside, transport, mobile and central station monitoring technology in the US, including the IntelliVue X3 transport monitor. Philips IntelliVue X3 is an FDA 510(k) cleared, portable, dual-purpose monitor with smartphone style operation which the company claims removes the need to change patient cables during transport or at bedside. The system also includes the A...
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Patient Monitoring royalphilips Source Type: news

Report: CMS nixes plans for pathway for expedited medical device coverage
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has cancelled plans to create a new regulatory pathway that aimed to accelerate medicare coverage for medical devices, according to a ModernHealthcare report. The federal agency reportedly withdrew the proposition, known as Excite, from review at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget this month, nine months after it was submitted. Details on why the proposition was pulled, and whether or not CMS has plans to pursue such a pathway in the future are unclear, according to the ModernHealthcare report. The proposition was derived from an industry proposal k...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices
The update reflects growing evidence supporting the safety of magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac devices and would extend coverage even to devices without MRI-friendly labeling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women use their brains more than men when it comes to sex
Experts from McGill University in Montreal used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to capture images of the brain activity of 40 male and female volunteers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS mulls expanded MRI coverage for CRM patients
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is thinking about extending coverage for magnetic resonance imaging scans to patients with cardiac rhythm management devices after reviewing studies showing that MRI scans are safe. If finalized the decision would allow Medicare patients with implanted MR-conditional devices such as pacemakers or defibrillators to have their MRI scans covered by the national healthcare program. “We propose that the evidence is sufficient to conclude that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for Medicare beneficiaries with an implanted pacemaker (PM), implantable cardioverter defibrillator ...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news

Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI)
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ventripoint Diagnostics wins CE Mark for VMS+ heart analysis system
Ventripoint Diagnostics said this week it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its VMS+ whole heart analysis system. The VMS+ system is designed to use conventional 2D ultrasound images to analyze the four chambers of the heart, the Toronto-based company said. Ventripoint touted the system as equivalent in accuracy to magnetic resonance imaging, and said the process to analyze the heart takes only minutes to perform. “This is great news as it allows the company to bring the capabilities of the VMS+ to cardiologists in Europe and improve cardiac care. The quick acceptance of the VMS+ application is a cr...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance VentriPoint Diagnostics Source Type: news

Editorial commentary: MRI findings are only one part of the equation in National Football League athletes: shoulder instability in contact athletes - Burnham JM, Bradley JP.
Shoulder instability is a common problem in contact sports such as the National Football League. Although many elite level American football athletes will have shoulder magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings consistent with labral tearing on MRI, these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Are Cutaneous Lesions Associated with Occult Spinal Dysraphism?
Discussion Neural tube defects are a group of disorders that arise during embryogenesis. They include anenephaly, exencephaly, meningmyelocoeles and encephalocoeles and other malformations including occult spinal dysraphism. Occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) has incomplete fusion of the midline elements of the spine including the bony, neural, and mesenchymal tissues but the abnormalities are covered by skin (ectodermal tissues) and therefore are not obvious. OSD has a higher risk of tethered spinal cord syndrome or other neurological/neurosurgical problems. Normally the caudal end of the spinal cord, the conus medullaris, ha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New FDA MR-Conditional Labeling Approvals Further Expand Abbott's Portfolio of MRI-Ready Devices
NEW MR-CONDITIONAL LABELING FOR TWO OF THE COMPANY'S MOST WIDELY-USED HIGH VOLTAGE DEVICES CONTINUE CADENCE OF MRI APPROVALS WITHIN ABBOTT'S CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -... Devices, Cardiology, Radiology, FDA Abbott, Quadra Assura, CRT-D, ICD, magnetic resonance imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Striking a balance: Charlie ’s recovery from neonatal stroke
“Hey, Charlie,” says Dr. Michael Rivkin as he gently dangles a small rubber ducky in front of the little boy. “Would you like this?” A wide smile breaks out across the toddler’s face. Why yes, he certainly would like that duck. He reaches and grasps at it, closing his tiny fingers around the toy. For Charlie Strzempek, it’s nothing more than a playful act. But for his parents, Kathleen and Tom, it’s a major accomplishment. Dr. Rivkin isn’t simply offering his patient a toy. He’s testing his ability to grab and hold an object in his right hand — the side of his bod...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Michael Rivkin Julie Croteau occupational therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns that gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are retained in the body; requires new class warnings
FDA is requiring a new class warning and other safety measures for all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) concerning gadolinium remaining in patients ’ bodies, including the brain, for months to years after receiving these drugs. Gadolinium retention has not been directly linked to adverse health effects in patients with normal kidney function, and we have concluded that the benefit of all approved GBCAs continues to outweigh any potential risks. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Insightec raises $150m in Series E
Insightec said yesterday it raised $150 million in a Series E round of financing led by Koch Industries’ Koch Disruptive Technologies to support its MRI-guided focused ultrasound technologies. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies and joined by existing investors Elbit Imaging, York Capital, Focus Holdings, GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE), GEOC and Meditech Advisors, the Israel-based company said. “This investment aligns well with the founding principles of both Koch Disruptive Technologies and Koch Industries. With a track record of driving innovation and improving patient outcomes, Insightec has...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Symptomatic focal knee chondral injuries in National Football League Combine players are associated with poorer performance and less volume of play - Provencher MT, Chahla J, Cinque ME, Sanchez G, Kennedy NI, Haber DB, Tisosky AJ, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Price MD, Whalen JM, Moatshe G, LaPrade RF.
PURPOSE: To (1) describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of knee chondral injuries identified at the National Football League (NFL) Combine and (2) assess in-game performance of prospective NFL players with previously untreated knee ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Elekta taps Brainlab as US stereotactic neurosurgery distro partner
Elekta (STO:EKTA B) said today it inked an exclusive deal with Brainlab to make it the authorized distributor of Elekta’s stereotactic neurosurgery solutions. Through the deal, Brainlab will be the authorized distributor of Elekta’s Leksell Vantage stereotactic system which won CE Mark approval in the European Union this year. The system also has FDA 510(k) clearance and is commercially available in the US. Stereotactic neurosurgery is a minimally invasive approach to brain surgery designed to treat specific regions of the brain and spare surrounding healthy tissue, and is often used to implant deep brain ...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Neurological Brainlab Elekta Source Type: news

Novel fMRI applications in childhood epilepsy increase understanding of seizure impacts
(Children's National Health System) Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has allowed researchers to map the memory functions that are often impaired within the brains of children with epilepsy. Additionally, a separate study of a novel application of resting-state fMRI, where the patient does not have to complete tasks, demonstrated the potential for clinicians to use noninvasive fMRI for language assessment for children who are too young or impaired to follow task directions in traditional fMRI studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ultrasound evaluation of stress injuries and physiological adaptations in the fingers of adolescent competitive rock climbers - Garcia K, Jaramillo D, Rubesova E.
BACKGROUND: The impact of high-intensity, repetitive training on the fingers of adolescent climbers is relatively unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate this effect by ultrasound (US) and to confirm some findings by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

For women with genetic risk, bi-annual MRI beats mammograms
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram. DCE-MRI every six months performed well for early detection of invasive breast cancer in high-risk women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bouncing back: Nolan ’s life after stroke
Although he’s only a little over a year old, Nolan Morel is a bona fide charmer. Clad in a red shirt and navy blue suspenders, he flashes a happy grin at his mother, Rosalia; his physician, Dr. Laura Lehman; and the others in the room. “Look at those dimples!” someone coos, and he giggles in response. “I can’t believe how social he’s being,” laughs Rosalia. “He wasn’t always like this.” In fact, Nolan’s first several days of life were anything but lighthearted. Just a few hours after his birth at a hospital north of Boston, he stopped breathing and had to be...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories child life Dr. Laura Lehman feeding therapy occupational therapy physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Community practices not following guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening
(Springer) Guidelines are not being followed to ensure that breast cancer screening of high risk women, such as those with a strong family history of breast cancer, includes an additional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan. Deirdre A. Hill of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine led a study on this in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which is published by Springer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors develop new way to use MRI to predict pregnancy complications
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have developed anew way to use magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, to scan the placenta. The noninvasive approach offers valuable insights into how the mother ’s blood enters the placenta and sustains the fetus with oxygen and nutrients during early pregnancy. The technique breaks new ground because most previous studies on this subject occurred in the laboratory after childbirth.BACKGROUNDThe placenta is a temporary organ that joins a pregnant woman to her baby through the umbilical cord. Few methods exist for safely and accurately studying the placenta in early pregnancy. Ultrasound indirect...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Reduced frontal grey matter, life history of aggression, and underlying genetic influence - Coccaro EF, Cremers H, Fanning J, Nosal E, Lee R, Keedy S, Jacobson KC.
Physically healthy, adult, same-sexed twins (n = 287) from a population-based twin cohort underwent high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify fronto-limbic brain regions significantly associated with lifetime history of aggression. MRI s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Rotation Medical touts consistent healing, tear mitigation in rotator cuff study
This study shows that the Bioinductive Implant not only repairs the tear and increases tendon thickness, but it also prevents tear progression. In addition, because the native tendon footprint remains intact around the location of the defect, the Bioinductive Implant may accelerate rehabilitation and recovery as compared with more conservative postoperative management when partial thickness lesions are taken down and repaired as full thickness tears,” lead investigator Dr. Theodore Schlegel of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver said in a prepared statement. Results indicated significant improvement in clinical scores...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics rotationmedical Source Type: news

Elekta delays rollout for Unity MR-radiation therapy combo
Elekta (STO:EKTA B) today said it’s delaying the rollout of its Unity device, designed to combine magnetic resonance imaging with a linear accelerator for radiation therapy, saying it needs more time to finalize and validate the linac control system. The Swedish company said the decision means it’s postponing its bid for CE Mark approval in the European Union until the first half of next year. “We are convinced that the new technology will revolutionize radiation therapy and create completely new opportunities for physicians and their patients. With the shift in CE Mark and FDA submission, we adjust ...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging MassDevice Earnings Roundup Radiosurgery Wall Street Beat Elekta Source Type: news

PCOS could be identified with MRI
According to a new study published inRadiology, magnetic resonance imaging measurements in the ovaries can help diagnose PCOS in teenagers.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Regional brain morphometry in patients with traumatic brain injury based on acute- and chronic-phase magnetic resonance imaging - Ledig C, Kamnitsas K, Koikkalainen J, Posti JP, Takala RSK, Katila A, Frantz én J, Ala-Seppälä H, Kyllönen A, Maanpää HR, Tallus J, Lötjönen J, Glocker B, Tenovuo O, Rueckert D.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden external force and can be very heterogeneous in its manifestation. In this work, we analyse T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) brain images that were prospectively acquired from patients who sustained mil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Insightec wins FDA nod for Exablate Neuro glioblastoma trial
Insightec said today it won FDA approval to launch a safety and feasibility trial of its Exablate Neuro, testing its ability to disrupt the blood brain barrier in patients with glioblastoma. The Exablate Neuro device, which won FDA approval last July for treating essential tremor, uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the procedure can be performed non-invasively through an intact skull. In the trial, a research team will inject commonly used a sonographic microbubble solution into the bloodstream of a patient with a malignant...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

A neurocomputational investigation of reinforcement-based decision making as a candidate latent vulnerability mechanism in maltreated children - Gerin MI, Puetz VB, Blair RJR, White S, Sethi A, Hoffmann F, Palmer AL, Viding E, McCrory EJ.
Alterations in reinforcement-based decision making may be associated with increased psychiatric vulnerability in children who have experienced maltreatment. A probabilistic passive avoidance task and a model-based functional magnetic resonance imaging anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A multimodal mri study of recovery of consciousness in severe traumatic brain injury: preliminary results - Yang A, Xiao XH, Liu ZH, Wan ZL, Wang ZY.
Accurate and reliable assessment of the conscious state of patients with severe TBI is vital for their future management. The purpose of the present study is to find an effective and accurate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method for predicting recovery ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

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

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:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health 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