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UPDATED: GE recalls 10,000+ MRI systems after FDA deems them potentially deadly, citing poor training

The FDA just deemed all GE Healthcare MRIs with superconducting magnets potentially deadly by classifying the recall of nearly 13,000 of the imaging systems into the most serious Class I category. This means there is a reasonable probability that the device "will cause serious adverse health consequences or death."

UPDATED: NIH launches crowdsourcing challenge to commercialize its neurological medical devices

The National Institutes of Health is launching The Neuro Startup Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition featuring 72 teams from 80 hospitals and universities, with a goal of commercializing 16 of its neuroscience inventions, including enhancements to MRI machines.

FDA issues new guidance on MRI safety and compatibility of medical devices

The FDA just issued new guidance on the MRI compatibility--or in some cases incompatibility--of implants that do not require electrical power to service their function, such as cardiovascular stents, intracranial aneurysm clips, endovascular grafts and transprostatic tissue retractors.

JAMA study: Cochlear implants can cause pain during MRIs

Some patients with cochlear implants feel pain during an MRI that is strong enough to prevent them from completing the procedure, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows.

Flowonix raises $40M to support next-generation infusion pump with improved MRI compatibility

Flowonix, maker of the implantable Prometra infusion pump for chronic pain patients, announced that it has raised $40 million in debt and equity financing led by private equity fund Élevage Capital Management.

UPDATED: Trade agreement with China paves the way for reduction in medical device tariffs

President Obama's trip to China was a productive one. Not to be overshadowed by the countries' new climate change accord is an agreement to expand the World Trade Organization's tariff-cutting Information Technology Agreement, to include a host of new products, including medical devices.

Flowonix submits MRI-compatible implantable infusion pump for FDA approval

Pending FDA approval, the upgraded Prometra Implantable Pump System for targeted drug delivery of pain medication will feature MRI compatibility, Flowonix CEO Steve Adler told FierceDrugDelivery in an interview.

GE Healthcare, FBI allege Chinese engineer stole MRI trade secrets

Both GE Healthcare and the FBI are accusing a Chinese engineer of stealing millions of files of trade secrets from a maker of magnetic resonance imaging machines and related diagnostic equipment.

New MRI technique could speed up diagnosis for traumatic brain injury

Physicians have long implemented magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a way to diagnose traumatic brain injury, but a new spin on the technology could help doctors assess injury sooner.

London's Institute of Cancer Research to help develop MRI-guided radiation systems

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, became the latest member of a consortium seeking to integrate magnetic resonance imaging into radiation therapy.