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Scientists propose self-cooling nano-speaker for MRIs

Theoretical physicists working at Harvard and the Joint Quantum Institute in the US have joined forces with their Danish colleagues at the Niels Bohr Institute, to design a nanoscale loud speaker that could help make MRI scanners smaller, and might one day find a use in a future quantum computer.The 'speaker' they have conceived still needs to be tested experimentally.

January 26, 2012 by

Qld Uni start-up scores MRI grant

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research is about to get another boost in Queensland after a grant from the State Government gave a University of Queensland start-up, Magnetica Limited, the push it needed to seek grant-matching investors.

September 7, 2010 by

ORS Visual Lite

Available for free from Object Research Systems (ORS) Inc., ORS Visual Lite provides superior capabilities for the review, storage,...

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MRI scans are too routine

A single scan can cost $750-1,000 and if it turns up something wrong surgery is often ordered routinely. Diagnosing based on pain, and considering surgery only after a period of rest, can save both scans and surgical suites.

December 12, 2008 by

A robot to destroy breast cancer cells

Researchers at the University of Maryland are developing a robot able to detect and destroy breast cancer cells in a single session. After a tumor is located on an MRI, the robot will perform a biopsy of the breast while the patient is inside the scanner. 'If the biopsy displays cancerous cells, the robot will then insert a probe into the breast until it reaches the tumor. The probe will then burn the cancer cells until they are destroyed.' This looks great, but the researchers have only built a prototype. After they refine this robot, they'll need to go through clinical trials and obtain FDA approval. So this is not a robot that will appear on the medical market before several years. But read more...

October 10, 2008 by

Magnetic resonance imaging in color?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology widely used in medical applications. But so far, all the images of what is inside our bodies produced by MRI are just black and white. Now, a U.S. research team is developing injectable micromagnets which could bring color to MRI pictures. The researchers also point out that these 'new micromagnets also could act as smart tags identifying particular cells, tissues, or physiological conditions, for medical research or diagnostic purposes.' As the technique has not yet been validated on animals, several years will be necessary before it can be used on humans. But read more...

June 23, 2008 by

Siemens gives away two MRIs

Officially the winner of the Siemens Win an MRI contest was Lockport Memorial Hospital in Lockport, NY, near Buffalo. Siemens decided to give a second MRI to Sumter Regional Hospital, after company officials visited and heard its story.

January 24, 2008 by

Who deserves an MRI?

The hospital with the most votes wins a MAGNETOM Essenza, a new 1.5 Tesla model it says is lighter, and uses less energy, than earlier MRIs. Publicity will help Siemens sell more units to large, urban hospitals that can afford it.

October 27, 2007 by

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