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Information Update - New safety information on injectable gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI scans
'Health Canada has conducted a safety review of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) due to growing scientific evidence that gadolinium may accumulate in the brain following ...'
Friday, 6 January 2017   by
No association found between contrast agents used for MRIs and nervous system disorder
'In a study appearing in the July 5 issue of JAMA, Blayne Welk, M.D., M.Sc., of Western University, London, Canada, and colleagues conducted a study to assess the association between ...'
Tuesday, 5 July 2016   by
Detecting pulmonary embolisms using MRI on activated platelets
'Pulmonary thromboembolism is a blockage in an artery, which can lead to risk of death if not spotted early. Each year there are around 100 to 200 cases for every 100,000 people. The ...'
Tuesday, 14 June 2016   by
Investigation of MRT Contrast Media Containing Gadolinium by Means of IC-ICP/MS Analysis
'Healthy tissues can be distinguished from diseased tissues with the help of a highly detailed image of the organs provided by non-invasive diagnostics that make use of contrast agents. ...'
Wednesday, 8 June 2016   by
pH-sensitive nanoparticles detect millimetre-sized tumours
'Researchers in Japan have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent that amplifies MRI signals in response to pH. The agent, which is made from manganese (II) ...'
Monday, 6 June 2016   by
Researchers Use Simple Sugar to Detect Human Brain Tumors
'Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a method for imaging brain tumors that uses a common form of sugar. D-glucose, also ...'
Thursday, 14 April 2016   by
Study raises questions about the safety of MRI contrast agent
'An article published today in the Springer journal BioMetals raises serious questions about the safety of the gadolinium-based contrast agents that are used in about 30 percent of magnetic ...'
Wednesday, 6 April 2016   by
New Spin on Biomolecular Tags Lets MRI Catch Metabolic Wobbles
'In principle, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to track disease-related biomolecular processes. In practice, magnetic resonance signals die out too quickly. Also, these signals ...'
Monday, 28 March 2016   by
New class of molecular 'lightbulbs' illuminate MRI
'Duke University researchers have taken a major step towards realizing a new form of MRI that could record biochemical reactions in the body as they happen. In the March 25 issue ...'
Friday, 25 March 2016   by
Sodium MRI could provide more detailed picture of tissue health and disease
'MRI experts at The University of Nottingham win £1m grant to adapt scanning techniques to pick up sodium in the body. The research could lead to much more detailed MRI scans in the future ...'
Friday, 18 March 2016   by
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