Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

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. 

GE Healthcare collaborates with CorTechs Labs on MRI scans

GE Healthcare and MRI software provider CorTechs Labs signed a joint-marketing agreement on a MRI scanning solution used in conjunction with CorTech's NeuroQuant program.

Medtronic kicks off U.S. trial for MRI-safe ICD

Medtronic's Evera MRI SureScan cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted for the first time in the U.S. as part of the product's 275-patient, 45-center pivotal clinical trial for FDA approval.

EndoStim bags a CE mark for MRI-safe reflux device

The Netherlands' EndoStim convinced European regulators that MRI scans won't harm patients using its LES system, an implant designed to to stimulate the esophagus and relieve acid reflux symptoms.

Medtronic snags EU approval for an MRI-safe ICD

Medtronic is headed to the European market with what it says is the first implantable defibrillator cleared for full-body MRI scans, following a widespread trend toward imaging-safe implants.

FDA: Biotronik can expand its MRI-safe ICD trial

The FDA will allow Biotronik to expand its ProMRI trial in the U.S. to implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD), making the German device maker first to the starting line to test whether a patient with an ICD can safely undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

Here are the 16 brain trauma R&D efforts funded by the NFL and GE

GE and the NFL have named 16 winners in the first stage of its "Head Health Challenge"--a competition that awards each winner $300,000 to further their work in diagnosis and treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Here are the 16 companies and research efforts that won initial grants in a partnership that proposes to put $50 million into concussion imaging technology.