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Questions over accuracy of MRI in diagnosing multiple sclerosis
The accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not sufficient to rule in or rule out a diagnosis of MS with a high degree of certainty, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-03-23)

Pocket-sized magnetic resonance imaging
The term MRI scan brings to mind the gigantic, expensive machines that are installed in hospitals. But research scientists have now developed small portable MRI scanners that perform their services in the field: for instance to examine ice cores. (2008-07-08)

Gene that magnetically labels cells shows potential as imaging tool
Mammalian cells can produce tiny magnetic nuggets after the introduction of a single gene from bacteria, scientists have found. The gene MagA could become a valuable tool for tracking cells' movement through the body via magnetic resonance imaging. (2008-06-03)

A new paradigm for nanoscale resolution MRI has been experimentally achieved
A team from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University has devised a novel nuclear magnetic resonance imaging technique that delivers a roughly 10-nanometer spatial resolution. This represents a significant advance in MRI sensitivity -- modern MRI techniques commonly used in medical imaging yield spatial resolutions on the millimeter length scale, with the highest-resolution experimental instruments giving spatial resolution of a few micrometers. (2013-09-27)

Magnetic resonance imaging in patients with transient ischemic attack
Diffusion weighted imaging-magnetic resonance imaging provides not only the evidence to distinguish between TIA and acute ischemic stroke, furthermore it predicts TIA patients who are at higher risk of disabling stroke, which can be prevented by an immediate evaluation and treatment of TIA. (2014-07-30)

U of M professor awarded the 2007 Gold Medal Award
University of Minnesota Medical School professor Michael Garwood, Ph.D., received the 2007 Gold Medal Award at the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology. (2007-06-19)

U of MN earns $7.9 million NIH grant to expand neuroscience research
The University of Minnesota's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research was one of four institutions in the country to receive a NIH Blueprint Grant for Neuroscience Research. (2006-10-17)

MRI techniques evolving towards better assessment of liver fibrosis
MRI imagery is emerging as a noninvasive way to determine the existence and extent of hepatic fibrosis. It could eventually help the development of pharmacologic strategies to combat the condition. (2008-01-02)

The first 3 Teslas magnetic resonance imager for research
The University Hospital at the University of Navarra and the Applied Medicine Research Centre (CIMA) of the University has recently acquired a 3 Teslas magnetic resonance imager for joint use, the first for research applications in Spain. The 3 Teslas is the magnetic resonance imaging unit with the highest strength currently permitted by international medical bodies for the morphological study of the human body. (2006-10-26)

Research could lead to dramatic improvement in scanning for serious diseases
A new £850,000 project begins next month (October) that could lead to a dramatically improved understanding of serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, septic shock and cancer. (2006-09-27)

New detection system
A specialized detection coil used in a nuclear quadrupole resonance, or NQR, system for detecting hidden narcotics and explosives has been patented by the Naval Research Laboratory. (2000-06-04)

Using sugar to detect malignant tumors
Ordinary sugar could become a contrast agent of the future for use in magnetic resonance tomography examinations of tumors. Malignant tumors show higher sugar consumption than surrounding tissue. (2016-02-22)

New MRI technique quickly builds 3-D images of knees
A faster magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data-acquisition technique will cut the time many patients spend in a cramped magnetic resonance scanner, yet deliver more precise 3-D images of their bodies. (2006-07-26)

Researchers theoretically demonstrate detection of spin of atoms at room temperature
For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical diagnostics. (2015-05-12)

NMR researcher Alexander Pines wins Carnegie Mellon Dickson Prize in Science
On April 12, Carnegie Mellon University will award its $50,000 Dickson Prize in Science to Alexander Pines, a professor of chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, for his contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). (2001-03-27)

New method improves temperature imaging accuracy in fat-containing tissues
A research team led by Prof. ZHENG Hairong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology developed a ''dual-step iterative temperature estimation (DITE)'' method for fat-referenced PRFS temperature imaging in fat-containing tissues. By modulating BAT activity, this study provides crucial insight relevant to the treatment of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (2018-09-19)

Magnetic nanoparticles assembled into long chains
Chains of 1 million magnetic nanoparticles have been assembled and disassembled in a solution of suspended particles in a controlled way, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report. Such particles and structures, once their properties are more fully understood and can be manipulated reliably, may be useful in applications such as medical imaging and information storage. (2005-10-20)

New hope for a better treatment for childhood cancer
Children who are diagnosed with cancer could benefit from better diagnosis and treatment in the future thanks to a new research project involving clinicians and scientists at the University of Nottingham. (2008-10-13)

Illinois professor wins Nobel Prize
Paul C. Lauterbur, a pioneer in the development of magnetic resonance imaging and a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He shares the prize with Sir Peter Mansfield of the University of Nottingham in England. Mansfield was a research associate in the department of physics at Illinois from 1962-1964. (2003-10-06)

Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale
A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. (2018-02-21)

NYU, Austrian researchers create non-invasive imaging method with advantages over conventional MRI
New York University's Alexej Jerschow, an assistant professor of chemistry, and Norbert Müller, a professor of chemistry at the University of Linz in Austria, have developed a completely non-invasive imaging method. Their work offers the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) while eliminating patients' exposure to irradiation and setting the stage for the creation of light, mobile MRI technology. (2006-04-24)

MRI research sheds new light on nerve fibers in the brain
World-leading experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from The University of Nottingham's Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery which could give the medical world a new tool for the improved diagnosis and monitoring of brain diseases like multiple sclerosis. (2012-11-02)

New scanning technology developed in £7M research center
A University of York research team, led by Professors Simon Duckett and Gary Green, of the Departments of Chemistry and Psychology respectively, has secured a £4.36 ($6.6) million grant from the Wellcome Trust and Wolfson Foundation, as well as financial support from industrial partners and the University, to build the York Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (2010-07-01)

Imaging technique sheds new light on the composition of the brain of moderate cannabis users
Diffusion tensor imaging, a newly developed magnetic resonance imaging technique, could enable researchers to gain a better understanding of the effects of cannabis on the brain. In a preliminary study published today in the open access journal Harm Reduction Journal, researchers used diffusion tensor imaging to compare the brain tissue of young people who had used cannabis moderately as teenagers and young people who had not. (2006-05-07)

Carnegie Mellon pioneer in NMR wins Gunther Laukien prize
Aksel Bothner-By, emeritus professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, was one of three recipients for the Gunther Laukien prize for contributing to cutting-edge nuclear magnetic resonance research. (2002-05-08)

MRI scans could be 'acceptable alternative' to x-rays
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be set to replace the traditional x-ray and autopsy, according to an editorial in this week's BMJ. (2004-06-10)

World's most powerful MRI ready to scan human brain
The world's most powerful medical magnetic resonance imaging machine, the 9.4 Tesla at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has successfully completed safety trials and may soon offer physicians a real-time view of biological processes in the human brain. (2007-12-04)

Illuminating science
Scientists at Cardiff University have developed a bright idea for detecting zinc in the body with implications for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. (2006-07-25)

7.0T NMR assesses changes in hippocampal neurons in animal models of Alzheimer's disease
7.0T NMR assesses changes in hippocampal neurons in animal models of Alzheimer's disease. (2014-04-30)

Better insight into brain anatomical structures
In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Korean researchers led by Jung Hee Lee at Samsung Medical Center and Taeghwan Hyeon at Seoul National University report on a new contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging using manganese oxide nanoparticles that produces images of the anatomic structures of mouse brain which are as clear as those obtained by histological examination. (2007-05-30)

7.0T NMR assesses changes in hippocampal neurons in animal models of Alzheimer's disease
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy can quantitatively analyze in vivo abnormalities of biochemical metabolism within brain tissue in a noninvasive and non-radioactive manner. Compared with 3.0T magnetic resonance spectroscopy, high-field magnetic resonance spectroscopy (≥ 7.0T) exhibits high spatial resolution and density resolution, microscopic imaging of the living body, and obtains both high scanning resolution and result precision within a shorter scan time, thus providing a higher value in clinical diagnosis. (2014-08-04)

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awards grant for imaging-agent research
Clemson University researchers developing imaging agents to allow a new method of detecting breast cancers have received $180,000 from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. (2008-10-30)

Extremely exact images from inside the body
The new magnetic resonance tomograph which is delivered to its new location on Sept. 11, will be the only one of the modern 7 tesla generation in the world, in which a metrology institute is also involved. And for the first time in the world, cardiovascular research carried out on such a device is now also to play an important role. (2008-09-12)

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance
A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils. (2016-07-20)

Visualising potential outcome of cancer treatment
A revolutionary new application of an imaging technique to predict the response to chemotherapy before treatment begins has shown promising preliminary results in mice. Known as 'Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging' - DWMRI - it is potentially possible to visualise the outcome of treatment. DWMRI is sensitive to the different characteristics related to the water content of biological tissues. (2002-10-21)

New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI
Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at UC Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue. (2020-05-25)

High-precision magnetic field sensing
Scientists have developed a highly sensitive sensor to detect tiny changes in strong magnetic fields. The sensor may find widespread use in medicine and other areas. (2016-12-02)

Leading European experts in magnetic resonance for animals
The UAB SeRMN is enlarging its facilities to make room for two cutting-edge machines for nuclear magnetic resonance. The devices are a Bruker BIOSPEC 70/30 spectrometer with a horizontal magnet, making it possible to carry out magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging in vivo on animals, and an NMR Bruker AvanceII 600 spectrometer combined with a high-resolution liquid chromatography team and a mass spectrometer. Both pieces of equipment will have applications in the field of biomedical research. (2007-01-11)

CNIC is the coordinator of an international consensus document on the use of magnetic resonance
CNIC has coordinated the first international consensus document providing guidelines on the conduct of magnetic resonance imaging studies after a myocardial infarction in clinical trials or experimental models. The document concludes that the main outcome parameter in studies assessing new treatments should be absolute infarct size: the percentage of the left ventricle that is irreversibly damaged. (2019-07-08)

Through the kidneys to the exit
Scientists at the National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS' (NUST MISIS) have identified a new mechanism for removing magnetic nanoparticles through the kidneys, which will help to create more effective and safe drugs. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Controlled Release. (2019-08-13)

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