Physicians are making unnecessary referrals for orthopedic knee-imaging tests at MRI facilities in which they have a financial interest and are driving up costs as a result, a new study has determined.
A new hospital/industry study reports of promise in blending PET and MRI imaging technologies to help diagnose and stage cancer treatments.
MIT Technology Review profiles live MRI imaging technology, an advance that's helping to visualize the brain in new ways during neurosurgery. It's also opening doors to some procedures that had been really difficult or off limits.
Harvard Medical School and Danish researchers developed a new MRI diagnostic technique that can help determine how well patients with aggressive brain cancer will respond to a particular form of treatment.
Israel's InSightec is working to convince the FDA that its focused ultrasound technology can improve the lives of patients with essential tremor, and, in a pilot study, ExAblate Neuro did just that.
Getting drugs into the brain to treat tumors and other ailments has for years proven a difficult hurdle to overcome, but neurosurgeons have begun using an MRI-based technique to guide the delivery of gene therapies to target brain cancers in real time.
This week, Tocagen began enrolling patients in a Phase I trial in which its Toca 511 cancer drug is delivered using a visually guided device called ClearPoint, the first such device of its kind, that allows for a more concentrated delivery, increasing the drug's effectiveness as much as threefold.
Medtronic gained FDA approval for what will become its second MRI-friendly pacer in the United States, and only the second device of its kind to gain a regulatory nod here.
Philips Healthcare has a lot to crow about over its 2012 fourth quarter results, having generated steady growth in all device and medical equipment-related business lines.
The FDA approved a clinical trial of Biotronik's proMRI pacemaker, a device designed to operate without a hitch during an MRI. Over concerns that traditional pacemakers may be unsafe during the procedure, several companies have recently developed devices that can be marketed with MRI compatability mind.