New Lesions ID'd on Breast MRI During Treatment Likely Benign
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- For patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancer, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations with new suspicious findings are unlikely to represent a new site of malignancy, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Utilization and cancer yield of BI-RADS 3 lesions detected on high risk screening breast MRI
(American Roentgen Ray Society) When appropriate, short-interval follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to identify early stage breast cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Frequency and outcomes of new suspicious lesions on breast MRI in neoadjuvant therapy
(American Roentgen Ray Society) During neoadjuvant chemotherapy, new suspicious findings detected on breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during neoadjuvant therapy are most likely benign, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First in-vivo trial of subharmonic contrast-enhanced imaging for detection of PCa
(American Roentgen Ray Society) A new technique for imaging of microbubble ultrasound contrast agents may be useful in detection of prostate cancer (PCa) not found by multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Managing architectural distortion on mammography based on MR enhancement
(American Roentgen Ray Society) High negative predictive values (NPV) in mammography architectural distortion (AD) without ultrasonographic (US) correlate or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enhancement suggests follow-up rather than biopsy may be safely performed, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain imaging lie detector can be beaten with simple techniques, research shows
(University of Plymouth) This is a peer-reviewed observational study conducted in humans.Researchers have shown that a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) 'lie detector' test, which measures brain activity, can be 'deceived' by people using mental countermeasures.The study suggests that more should be done to detect mental countermeasures before using fMRI tests for forensic applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Altered neurobiological processing of unintentional social norm violations: a multiplex, multigenerational functional magnetic resonance imaging study on social anxiety endophenotypes - Bas-Hoogendam JM, van Steenbergen H, Tissier RLM, van der Wee NJA, Westenberg PM.
BACKGROUND: Patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) fear negative evaluation in social situations. Specifically, previous work indicated that social anxiety is associated with increased medial prefrontal cortex activation in response to unintentional s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronary Vessel Wall Thickness Surrogate for CAD in Women
TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 -- Coronary vessel wall thickness (VWT) measured with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a significant surrogate of subclinical coronary artery disease (CAD) among asymptomatic women at low or intermediate risk, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain mapping: New technique reveals how information is processed
(Oregon Health& Science University) Scientists have discovered a new method for quickly and efficiently mapping the vast network of connections among neurons in the brain. In a study published by Science Advances, researchers combined infrared laser stimulation techniques with functional magnetic resonance imaging in animals to generate mapping of connections throughout the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence performs as well as experienced radiologists in detecting prostate cancer
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease evaluating magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans, and it does so with nearly the same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists. In tests, FocalNet was 80.5 percent accurate in reading MRIs, while radiologists with at least 10 years of experience were 83.9 percent accurate.BACKGROUNDRadiologists use MRI to detect and assess the aggressiveness of malignant prostate tumors. However,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Improving disease detection through ultra-high-field MRIs
The widespread adoption of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revolutionised clinical medicine, and the revolution has not stopped. Scientists in an EU-funded project are exploring ways to make MRIs even more effective - aiming to help patients get the best possible treatment through early disease detection. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 16, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

How Common Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Commonly Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Report: Researchers create CT, MRI image-altering malware to expose vulnerabilities
A group of researchers have created a malware program designed to exploit vulnerabilities in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging equipment to add realistic, malignant-seeming growths to scans in a bid to draw attention to vulnerabilities in medical equipment networks, according to a Washington Post report. Researchers Yisroel Mirsky, Yuval Elovici and two others at the University Cyber Security Research Center in Israel created the malware program for use in a blinded study involving real CT scans, according to the report. A total of 70 images were altered by the malware and were able to fool three skilled r...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging Software / IT Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence helps to better assess treatment response of brain tumors
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) A team from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre has developed a new method for the automated image analysis of brain tumors. The authors show that machine learning methods carefully trained on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the treatment of brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Endra Life Sciences touts preliminary TAEUS liver fat analysis study data
Endra Life Sciences today reported preliminary results from the first-in-man feasibility study of its Thermo Acoustic Enhanced Ultrasound System exploring its ability to measure and analyze liver fat. The TAEUS platform is designed to allow for the visualization of human tissue composition, function and temperature at a cheaper cost than computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging and provided at the point-of-care, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company said. Preliminary data came from 25 subjects analyzed with the TAEUS platform as compared with quantitative MRI fat fraction measurements and other indicators including B...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging endralifesciences Source Type: news

Noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging stratifies injury severity in a rodent model of male juvenile traumatic brain injury - Badaut J, Adami A, Huang L, Obenaus A.
Age and severity are significant predictors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcomes in the immature brain. TBI studies have segregated TBI injury into three severity groups: mild, moderate, and severe. While mild TBI is most frequent form in children and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Elekta Unity MR-linac Receives Medical Device License From Health Canada
New system for the delivery of radiotherapy using magnetic resonance imaging to enhance personalized cancer treatment in Canada TORONTO, March 25, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) today announced that its Elekta Unit... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, Regulatory Elekta, Unity, magnetic resonance, radiotherapy, MR/RT (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Test-retest reliability of cerebral blood flow for assessing brain function at rest and during a vigilance task - Yang FN, Xu S, Spaeth A, Galli O, Zhao K, Fang Z, Basner M, Dinges DF, Detre JA, Rao H.
Arterial spin labeled (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used to assess regional brain activity and cerebrovascular function in both healthy and clinical populations. ASL perfusion imaging provides a quantitative measure of re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

IceCure Medical touts interventional radiology cryoablation study data
IceCure Medical yesterday released data from an interventional radiology study of its liquid-nitrogen-based cryoablation technology. Results from the study were presented at the Annual European Association of Urology Congress in Barcelona, the Israel-based company said. IceCure Medical’s ProSense cryoablation system uses liquid nitrogen technology for the treatment of benign and cancerous tumors through freezing, the company said. “The ProSense system has already demonstrated excellent progress as a rapid, in-office solution for the treatment of breast tumors. This new data adds to our growing clinical evi...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials IceCure Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

The sweet spot: Scientists discover taste center of human brain
(Cornell University) Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and a new method of statistical analysis, researchers have discovered the taste center in the human brain by uncovering which parts of the brain distinguish different types of tastes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Noncontrast Brain MRI Effective for Monitoring Multiple Sclerosis
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), use of a contrast-based agent at follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) does not change the diagnosis of interval disease progression, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exploring the neural basis for paternal protection: an investigation of the neural response to infants in danger - van 't Veer AE, Thijssen S, Witteman J, van Ijzendoorn MH, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ.
Perceiving potential threat to an infant and responding to it is crucial for offspring survival and parent-child bonding. Using a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging and multi-informant reports, this longitudinal study explores the neural ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Post-mortem MRI-based volumetry of the hippocampus in forensic cases of decedents with severe mental illness - Busch JR, Lundemose SB, Lynnerup N, Jacobsen C, J ørgensen MB, Banner J.
A decrease in the volume of the hippocampus is associated with severe mental illness, especially schizophrenia, and has been studied extensively in the living using magnetic resonance imaging. Autopsy cohorts also represent a valuable data source for imagi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Penetrating craniocerebral injury by chopsticks in a Japanese boy confirmed by combined brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging - Narusawa H, Koizumi K, Sano F, Yagasaki H, Nakane T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Observation and stabilization of photonic Fock states in a hot radio-frequency resonator
Detecting weak radio-frequency electromagnetic fields plays a crucial role in a wide range of fields, from radio astronomy to nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. In quantum optics, the ultimate limit of a weak field is a single photon. Detecting and manipulating single photons at megahertz frequencies presents a challenge because, even at cryogenic temperatures, thermal fluctuations are appreciable. Using a gigahertz superconducting qubit, we observed the quantization of a megahertz radio-frequency resonator, cooled it to the ground state, and stabilized Fock states. Releasing the resonator from our control, we observed it...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gely, M. F., Kounalakis, M., Dickel, C., Dalle, J., Vatre, R., Baker, B., Jenkins, M. D., Steele, G. A. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Prevalence of MRI-detected ankle injuries in athletes in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics - Heiss R, Guermazi A, Jarraya M, Engebretsen L, Hotfiel T, Parva P, Roemer FW.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence, severity, and location of ankle injuries as assessed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games. METHODS: We analyzed all ankle MRIs that were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

When watching others in pain, women ’s brains show more empathy
It ’s a phrase many of us have uttered at one time or other: “I feel your pain.”However, the degree to which you actually feel another person ’s pain may depend on your sex. That was a key finding of a recent study by Leonardo Christov-Moore, a UCLA postdoctoral fellow in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, and Dr. Marco Iacoboni, director of the Neuromodulation Lab at theUCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, who studied the brain activity of people as they reacted to images of pain in others.Christov-Moore and Iacoboni, whoseresearch was published in the journal Brain Structure and Functi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- Stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) can predict mortality in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online Feb. 8 in JAMA Cardiology. John F. Heitner,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Value of 3T craniocervical magnetic resonance imaging following nonfatal strangulation - Heimer J, Tappero C, Gascho D, Flach P, Ruder TD, Thali MJ, Franckenberg S.
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were (1) to provide an overview of craniocervical magnetic resonance imaging (MR) findings following nonfatal strangulation (NFS), (2) to detect the time dependency of the presence of these findings, and (3) to explore the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Type of Cardiomyopathy?
Discussion Barth syndrome is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy, proximal skeletal muscle weakness, neutropenia and short stature that usually presents at birth or soon after. It is a rare X-linked recessive disease process caused by mutations in the TAZ gene. The TAZ gene codes for tafazzin which alters cardiolipin in mitochondria. Characteristic facies can be seen especially in infancy including a tall and broad forehead, prominent chin and full cheeks, larger ears, and deep-set eyes. Most patients present at birth or soon afterwards but some may not until later in life. Life expectancy is reduced with many childr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Audio » Danny Pine, M.D.: Can clinical fMRI research transfer to the clinic?
For 25 years, functional magnetic resonance imaging or functional MRI (fMRI) has generated excitement in the research community and public, shedding insight into systems level organization of the brain in healthy and clinical population. But can fMRI provide actionable information or have a meaningful impact on clinical practice? NIMH ’ s Dr. Peter Bandettini talks with NIIMH IRP psychiatrist and fMRI researcher, Dr. Danny Pine, about how and when fMRI might ‘ go clinical. ’ (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Axonics wins expanded MRI-safe CE Mark approval for r-SNM system
Axonics Modulation Technologies (NSDQ:AXNX) said today that it won expanded CE Mark approval clearing its r-SNM Sacral Neuromodulation system for use with 1.5T and 3T full body magnetic resonance imaging. The Irvine, Calif.-based company touted the r-SNM as the only implantable SNM system to have received full-body labeling in the EU. “Without this labeling, any patient requiring an MRI scan on any body part below the head must have their neurostimulator surgically explanted prior to the MRI scan, resulting in an additional surgery for the patient and additional costs to patients and the healthcare system. This ...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Axonics Modulation Technologies Source Type: news

Science News » Neuromelanin-Sensitive MRI Identified as a Potential Biomarker for Psychosis
Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging — called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) — is a potential biomarker for psychosis. NM-MRI signal was found to be a marker of dopamine function in people with schizophrenia and an indicator of the severity of psychotic symptoms in people with this mental illness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

MRI May Help Determine Return to Play After Adductor Longus Injury
Magnetic resonance imaging is already the gold standard imaging technique for the evaluation of AL. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: MRI Source Type: news

Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI identified as a potential biomarker for psychosis
(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging -- called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) -- is a potential biomarker for psychosis. NM-MRI signal was found to be a marker of dopamine function in people with schizophrenia and an indicator of the severity of psychotic symptoms in people with this mental illness. The study was funded, in part, by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Functional MRI Patterns Indicate Consciousness, Unconsciousness
TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 -- A dynamic pattern of coordinated and anticoordinated functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signals can characterize healthy individuals and minimally conscious patients, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Axonics seeks 1.5T MRI-safe clearance from FDA for r-SNM neuromod system
Axonics Modulation Technologies (NSDQ:AXNX) said today that it submitted an amendment to the FDA premarket approval application for its implantable r-SNM System 1 Sacral Neuromodulation device seeking full-body magnetic resonance imaging labeling. The amendment comes backed by complete test data which will support full body conditional labeling for 1.5 Tesla MR scanners, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said The device already has approval for head and neck MR scans in Europe, Canada and Australia, while full-body CE Mark approval in the European Union is currently pending. “Without this full body labeling, any ...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Axonics Modulation Technologies Source Type: news

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MRI-Guided Tx Strategy Not Superior for Rheumatoid Arthritis
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided treat-to-target strategy is not associated with improved disease activity remission rates for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Imaging Advances in the Management of Kidney Cancer
New developments in cross-sectional imaging, including contrast-enhanced ultrasound, dual-energy computed tomography, multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging, single-photon emission computed tomography, and positron emission tomography, together with novel application of existing and novel radiotracers, have changed the landscape of renal mass characterization (ie, virtual biopsy) as well as the detection of metastatic disease, prognostication, and response assessment in patients with advanced kidney cancer.01/25/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 25, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Pattern of brain injury predicts long-term epilepsy following neonatal encephalopathy - Xu Q, Chau V, Sanguansermsri C, Muir KE, Tam EWY, Miller SP, Wong DST, Chen H, Wong PKH, Zwicker JG, Poskitt KJ, Hill A, Roland EH.
OBJECTIVE:: To determine if patterns of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in term newborns predict subsequent childhood epilepsy. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study includes term newborns with encephalopathy (n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relevant findings on postmortem CT and postmortem MRI in hanging, ligature strangulation and manual strangulation and their additional value compared to autopsy - a systematic review - Gascho D, Heimer J, Tappero C, Schaerli S.
Several articles have described the use of postmortem computed tomography (CT) and postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in forensic medicine. Although access to CT scanners and, particularly, access to MRI scanners, is still limited for several inst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

What's an MRI, and why do I need one?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It?s a noninvasive way for your health care provider to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. While an X-ray is great for looking at bone, an MRI also can examine soft tissue and organs. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from?Dr. Phillip Young, a radiologist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Myocardial Solutions raises $6.7m
Cardiac software developer Myocardial Solutions has raised $6.7 million from 22 investors in an equity offering that began in mid-December. The company’s software is designed to measure heart strain, giving physicians a window into a patient’s heart function. The MyoStrain report is generated through magnetic resonance imaging. The report provides ejection fraction, mass and volume measures. The software can also give regional measures of heart strain, evaluating 37 areas of the left ventricle’s function. According to the company’s website, its software can help identify asymptomatic patients with h...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Funding Roundup Myocardial Solutions Inc Source Type: news

Korean JLK Inspection launches AI-powered imaging diag system
Korean JLK Inspection said yesterday that it launched its AIHub artificial intelligence-powered medical image diagnostics platform. The newly launched AIHub system is designed to analyze images from a number of different imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray and mammography, the Seoul-based company said. JLK Inspection claims the system can detect and monitor for more than 30 medical conditions in 14 regions of the body. The company added that the system is focused on brain diseases and conditions including ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysm and Alzheimer&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Software / IT jlkinspection Source Type: news

Obalon wins FDA nod for Obalon Nav system
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said today that it won FDA clearance for its Obalon Navigation system intended for use in placing the company’s Obalon Balloon system. The newly cleared Obalon Navigation system uses magnetic resonance imaging during placement and displays a real-time image of the balloon, the San Diego-based company said. The system is intended for use alongside the automated Touch Inflation Dispenser to improve placement procedures. “We participated in the clinical trial for the Obalon Navigation system with the Touch Inflation Dispenser and were very impressed with the new technology to m...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Medtronic wins FDA nod for InterStim sacral neuromod programmer
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that the FDA approved its InterStim smart programmer, designed to work with the company’s InterStim sacral neurmodulation system intended for tor treating overactive bladder, chronic fecal incontinence and non-obstructive urinary retention. The newly cleared smart programmer is run on a Samsung Electronics (LON:BC94) mobile device and allows clinicians to personalize patient care and manage therapy from a single access point, the Fridley, Minn.-based medical giant said. “The incorporation of consumer technology in medical device solutions, such as the InterStim sys...
Source: Mass Device - December 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic samsung Source Type: news

Africa: Unpacking Pain - What Causes It and Why It's Hard to Measure
[The Conversation Africa] Pain is difficult to measure. Unlike using a thermometer to measure body temperature, a blood test to measure blood glucose, or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to detect a tumour, there are no instruments or tests that objectively measure pain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do brain lesions mean in multiple sclerosis?
As multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, lesions may form in the brain. With magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can use the lesions to track the progress of the condition. Learn more about the process of scanning for brain lesions, and how they might affect the symptoms and progress of MS. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news