Scientists show MR predicts the efficacy of a stem cell therapy for brain injury

mri of the brain

Newswise – Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Loma Linda University Health have demonstrated the promise of applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the efficacy of using human neural stem cells to treat a brain injury—a first-ever “biomarker” for regenerative medicine that could help personalize stem cell treatments for neurological disorders and improve efficacy. The … Read more Scientists show MR predicts the efficacy of a stem cell therapy for brain injury

How to extend the lifetime of your MRI

MRI maintenance

Overview Understanding the functionality of the MRI system and the required service to continue optimal performance can be overwhelming. Just comprehending the physics of the system’s ability to produce a diagnostic image can be intimidating. While some users may have the appropriate skill set in imaging equipment, it is most beneficial to seek help from … Read more How to extend the lifetime of your MRI

How Much Does an MRI Cost?

The average cost of an MRI scan in the US is $2,000. Why is this? In this blog we’ll go over how much an MRI costs by covering acquisition and all associated costs. MRI scans are expensive because of the costs to acquire, operate, and maintain the MRI machine. Specifically, the total cost of an … Read more How Much Does an MRI Cost?

MRI Coil Maintenance & Damage Prevention

MRI coils are fragile and an essential part of your practice, which is why keeping them in great condition is so important. Servicing them can become a chore, due to the way today’s coils are designed with more resonating elements in ergonomic housing. In fact, repairing coils can become so costly that the better option … Read more MRI Coil Maintenance & Damage Prevention

Breast MRI Prevents Unnecessary Surgeries for Patients, New Study Finds

According to a new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Radiology, 70% of women with discordant benign breast biopsy results can be triaged and avoid unnecessary surgery with contrast-enhanced breast MRI.   Written by Dr. Linda Sanders of RWJ Barnabas Health in Livingston, NJ & & her team, the group … Read more Breast MRI Prevents Unnecessary Surgeries for Patients, New Study Finds

Gradient Coils Inside MRI: What You Need To Know

What do you know about the gradient coils inside your MRI scanner? Gradient coils are an essential component of an MRI’s function, so today we’re going to talk a little more about them and the role they play in MRI inner-workings.   The main purpose of gradient coils is to allow spatial encoding of the … Read more Gradient Coils Inside MRI: What You Need To Know

Imaging iron content with MRI technique can show impact of stroke

According to a study released in the March 12 issue of Radiology, French researchers have broken new ground in measuring iron content in the substantia nigra in order to better decipher the effects of stroke on the brain as well as long-term patient outcomes, all with a basic MR imaging technique called R2* mapping.   … Read more Imaging iron content with MRI technique can show impact of stroke

The Importance of MRI Safety

Serious accidents in MRI suites are rare, but that doesn’t mean safety precautions shouldn’t be taken into serious consideration anyway. An article was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that described how to reduce or eliminate injuries and accidents entirely within the MRI suite. “With careful consideration, control, and training, … Read more The Importance of MRI Safety

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