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New Insurance Policy

2003 Nobel Prize Reflecting the fundamental importance and applicability of MRI in medicine, Paul Lauterbur of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Sir Peter Mansfield of the University of Nottingham were awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their “discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging”. The Nobel citation acknowledged Lauterbur’s insight of using magnetic field gradients to determine spatial localization, a discovery […]

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CII Food Drive

Implants All patients are reviewed for contraindications prior to MRI scanning. Medical devices and implants are categorized as MR Safe, MR Conditional or MR Unsafe: [44] MR-Safe — The device or implant is completely non-magnetic, non-electrically conductive, and non-RF reactive, eliminating all of the primary potential threats during an MRI procedure. MR-Conditional — A device or implant that […]

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Our Latest MRI

MRI versus CT MRI and computed tomography (CT) are complementary imaging technologies and each has advantages and limitations for particular applications. CT is more widely used than MRI in OECD countries with a mean of 132 vs 46 exams per 1000 population performed respectively.[68] A concern is the potential for CT to contribute to radiation-induced cancer and in 2007 it was estimated […]

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Happy Holidays

  In 1952, Herman Carr produced a one-dimensional MRI image as reported in his Harvard PhD thesis.[19][20][21] In the Soviet Union, Vladislav Ivanov filed (in 1960) a document with the USSR State Committee for Inventions and Discovery at Leningrad for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging device,[22] although this was not approved until the 1970s.[23]     In a 1971 paper in the journal Science,[24] Raymond […]

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New Changes in PET

Claustrophobia and discomfort Despite being painless, MRI scans can be unpleasant for those who are claustrophobic or otherwise uncomfortable with the imaging device surrounding them. Older closed bore MRI systems have a fairly long tube or tunnel. The part of the body being imaged must lie at the center of the magnet, which is at […]

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