Stretchy coils make MRIs and mammograms more comfortable

If you've ever had a mammogram or an MRI you know how uncomfortable the tests can be. New stretchable, wearable RF coils could change that.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: health-and-medicine mammograms medical-imaging medical-tests mri wearable-devices

MRI and ‘radiomics’ predict the chance breast cancer will return

Pairing MRI scans and an emerging field called radiomics could predict the chances a woman's breast cancer will make a comeback in the next 10 years.

Lauren Hertzler-Penn • futurity
Dec. 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine algorithms biomarkers breast-cancer cancer imaging-technology mri

$10 ‘intelligent’ material could make MRI faster

A new, cheap-to-produce metamaterial could make MRI scans safer and faster for patients, while also boosting image quality.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
Nov. 7, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine imaging-technology materials-science mri

Safer MRI contrast agent may detect early-stage liver disease

A new contrast agent can detect liver fibrosis tumors 100 times smaller than currently approved agents—and reduces risk of toxicity, too.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
Oct. 31, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine imaging-technology liver-disease mri

MRI marker better predicts progression of multiple sclerosis

Atrophied brain lesion volume is the only MRI marker to predict which cases of MS will progress to the more severe form of the disease, research finds.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 25, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine brains imaging-technology mri multiple-sclerosis

Brain MRIs may reveal psychotic disorder risk

Using MRI, researchers have found that people at risk of psychotic disorders have dysfunction in their brain's striatum.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 27, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine brains mri psychosis

Early detection could get ahead of dementia damage

Detecting some kinds of dementia early could mean slowing down neuron damage before it's too late.

U. Arizona • futurity
May 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine brains dementia imaging-technology mri neurons

MRI scans may offer a way to predict dementia risk

In a small study, MRI brain scans predicted with 89 percent accuracy who would go on to develop dementia within three years.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Nov. 28, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease brains dementia mri older-adults

MRI shows how zap could cure stomach woes

A method that uses MRI to show how sending an electric impulse to the vagus nerve can correct stomach complications may lead to more precise treatments.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Nov. 6, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine mri nerves stomach

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