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Archive for category: MRI

fMRI and EEG Dream Catchers


1 May, 2013 | EEG, MRI

In a recent research conducted at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG) systems were used to decipher dream images during the hypnagogic sleep stage; the stage experienced during the transition to and from sleep. The experiment focused on three subjects who were asked to fall asleep [...]

The Future of Multimodal Imaging – Hybrid MEG-MRI


17 April, 2013 | MRI

Current developments in multimodal imaging are stemming from the merging of two imaging devices into one, thereby combining the benefits that each device has to offer.   One such example is a hybrid created from the combination of an Magnetoencephalography (MEG)  with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The results are showing that sometimes one and one are [...]

PAT Imaging Made Better Thanks to Colored Microbubbles


19 November, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, MedWOW, MRI, News, Ultrasound Scanners

Researchers from the University of Buffalo and the University Health Network of Toronto recently developed a contrast agent called Porshe Microbubbles which offers better visibility in  (PAT). A relatively new imaging technology, PAT is the combination of photoacoustic (PA) and ultrasound imaging, bringing together their advantages; high contrast visibility and deep penetration. Photoacoustic was introduced [...]

Beware: Airport Security Could Damage Diabetes Insulin Devices


13 November, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, intensive care, medical device, medical equipment, MedWOW, MRI, News, X-ray

A warning published in the journal ‘Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics’ has diabetics and doctors concerned about the dangers of air travel with diabetic medical devices. According to the article, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors could be adversely affected by airport security magnetic x-ray. This refers to x-ray machines used to scan luggage and travelers. [...]

MRI Reveals Live Birth from Inside the Body


29 July, 2012 | imaging equipment, medical equipment, MRI, News

Our understanding of the birthing process and the Medical Equipment associated with giving birth have advanced tremendously over modern medical history however dangerous complications can still arise placing both the mother and infant at risk. In 2005 there were 11 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births published in the United States, The World Health Report [...]

New Developments In fMRI


8 April, 2012 | imaging equipment, MRI

On November 1, 1991, the first paper on functional MRI (fMRI) was published in the journal, Science. Since then, fMRI has helped to develop a surge of interest in cognitive neuroscience. Many world-class research centers are dedicated to using fMRI as the main tool of investigation. fMRI has not only focused on cognitive research but [...]

Introducing MRI Parallel Imaging


23 June, 2011 | MRI

How is MRI Parallel Imaging Used? MRI parallel imaging utilizes the multiple elements of phased array coil system. Each element of the coil system is associated with a dedicated radio frequency channel (a special single-channel radio receiver) whose output is processed and combined with the outputs of the other channels (signals acquired by the other [...]