Advanced Visualization

Images from the world’s first whole-body MRI scanner are set to be presented at this year’s 2018 RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago, according to a University of California, Davis statement.

A miniaturized version of a musical instrument developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, can’t produce actual music, but it may improve the quality of medical images, according to research published in the October issue of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.

The one-year grants—ranging from $3,000 to $40,000—were made possible by Canon Medical Systems USA’s support of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education R&E Foundation, according to a Canon Medical Systems press release published Nov. 12.

Real-time MRI footage of beat boxers was recently presented at a joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Canadian Acoustical Association in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Nov. 7, according to a recent report by Popular Science.

Harvard University researchers used novel molecular imaging technology to make a first-of-its-kind “cellular atlas,” covering a key area in the brain to help study the genetic makeup and function of cells, according to research published online Nov. 1 in Science.

A 17-year-old Minnesota native has designed a virtual reality (VR) game to help prepare kids for MRI exams and alleviate pre-scan anxiety, according to an article published Nov. 4 by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press in Minnesota.

“The appeal of ultra-high-field scanners is clear. The stronger the magnetic field, the greater the signal-to-noise ratio, which means the body can be imaged either at greater resolution, or at the same resolution, but faster,” according to an article published Oct. 31 by Nature.com.

The scanner—installed at the University of Southern California’s Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI) in February 2017—may help in the development of care, treatment and monitoring of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.

High-resolution MRI machines can achieve greater resolution when radio probes are changed from coils to antennas, reported researchers in a recent study published in Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

A new imaging collaboration between researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Center for Dynamic Imaging in Australia has revealed cancer cell findings that may help predict how cells respond to chemotherapy and our overall understanding of the disease, according to a release from the Institute.

A pilot study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore has successfully treated the first U.S. patient using MRI-guided focused ultrasound for chronic neuropathic pain, according to a university press release published Oct. 28.

A team of researchers from Cleveland has developed a three-dimensional (3D) MR fingerprinting method for breast imaging which may better evaluate breast tumors, according to an Oct. 30 study published in Radiology.