Brain and Heart labeled images

Here are some cool images that are labeled. These are useful in determining the effects on the stroke patient. By understanding what part each area of the brain does we can better understand the actual damage of a CVA.

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PET/CT + MR Trimodality Imaging

PET/CT + MR Trimodality Imaging

The superb soft-tissue-contrast of MR. The exceptional metabolic insight of PET. The precise anatomical reference of CT. Fusing these three powerful modalities holds tremendous promise—by opening up exciting new possibilities in the management of cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.

 

PET-CT-MR clinical image, spine.

 

You can utilize leading-edge PET, CT and MRI technologies — together or individually — providing unparalleled choice, flexibility and clinical value.  Researchers and clinicians can access new technology to potentially improve image quality. See fine vessel detail. Visualize cardiac anatomy and function. Detect small lesions. Monitor response to therapy.  And forge a smarter path from clinical research to patient care.

Combining mature, robust technologies with new breakthroughs, Trimodality imaging is intended to be one of the best investments available for researchers and multi-specialty hospitals. That’s why we celebrate it as another step toward helping you make the best decisions for your patients.

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The Discovery* MR750w 3.0T is a new, leading-edge MR system combining a 70 cm bore with 3.0T strength.

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MRI shows traumatic brain lesions not shown on CT

 - Brain injury

 

MRI indicated brain contusions and axonal injury independently associated with poorer three-month outcome after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), according to a study published online Dec. 7, 2012, in Annals of Neurology .

 

Yuh and colleagues reported that MRI identified many more acute traumatic intracranial lesions than CT. A total of 27 percent of participants had abnormal CT results. However, among the 98 patients without CT evidence of skull fracture or acute intracranial injury, 28 percent had abnormal MRI results. These findings included 23 patients with hemorrhagic axonal injury, three patients with brain contusions and four patients with extra-axial hematomas.

Epilepsy foundation of America walk for awareness

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NATIONAL WALK FOR EPILEPSY, April 20, 2013

Dear Depelteau,

The season of hope is almost upon us—no, not the winter holidays, but the National Walk for Epilepsy! On April 20, 2013, the Walk will take place in Washington, DC.

The Walk has become the centerpiece for raising awareness in our fight against a condition that will affect one in 26 people within their lifetime. We know you share our commitment to bring about new therapies and fight for cures, and that is why we need your enthusiasm and participation in the 2013 Walk.

Registration is now open for 2013! Your support is essential to our success. Since 2007, more than 30,000 participants have taken part in raising over $5 million to fund:

Sending thousands of kids with epilepsy to summer camp
Providing seizure training to school nurses in hundreds of school districts
Educating school students across the country on the facts about epilepsy
Providing seizure first aid training to first responders and law enforcement personnel
Educating more than 6,000 veterans about post traumatic brain injury and epilepsy
With your help, we plan to bring together 5,000 participants from across the country to raise $1 million in the fight against epilepsy.

Join the Fight Today. Your participation makes hope possible.

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MRI Atlas of Human White Matter

Description

Find, visualize major fiber tracts from 3 orientations and in both MRI and DTI, and learn to identify the major pathways through the brain and their proximity to key neuroanatomical structures. Scroll through the brain in sequence to follow a tract from beginning to end. View one, two, or all three orientations at the same time between coronal, axial, and sagittal sections. This app is the next generation in brain visualization!

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  • $99.99
  • Category: Medical
  • Updated: Mar 09, 2012
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 78.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Elsevier Inc.
  • © 2012 Elsevier
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Economy causing more MRI accidents?

Insurers, the organizations that pay for the vast majority of MRI exams in the US, have been incrementally cutting the prices that they’ll pay hospitals and imaging centers for MRI studies. To a degree, this has been in response to ever-growing MRI scan volumes, which have lead to some economies of scale. A few years ago, Medicare / Medicaid switched from taking incremental nibbles off of the reimbursement rate, to lopping off a huge chunk with the budgetary equivalent of a machete, called the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA). Many commercial insurers followed suit.

The accumulated reimbursement cuts from the whole cadre of insurers has taken years following the initial enactment of the DRA to reach its full effect, just in time for the bottom to drop out of the broader economy. Now MRI providers are not only getting paid less for each exam, with many patients having to fork-over a 20% copay for the cost of their MRI exam, the number of patients walking in the door has also dropped.

A trend that began with the enactment of the DRA a few years ago may actually be building momentum, namely cutting staff, or cutting staff qualifications, to reduce the operating expenses of an MRI operation. Source

 

These reductions may be the worst thing for any hospital or outpatient center. Your greatest asset is The MRI technologist. The technologist understands MRI Safety at a level unparalleled to any one else in the diagnostic imaging environment. As the level of training decreases of staff the level of MRI safety accidents will continue to rise inversely proportionally. This is exactly why there has been a 277% rise in reported accidents.

This may seem a little over-simplified evaluation of a very complicated matter. However, the economy does correlate to the dramatic rise in MRI safety accidents. I can only put the pieces together. If cut backs are hurting health care at the patient level, where safety is concerned it is time to step in and make some drastic changes. Please let me know how you feel about this……

 

 

Toshiba 3T Vantage approved by FDA

Anyone using Toshiba magnets please comment about your experience. Good or bad. Thank you! I think this new magnet will be a nice one!!

Vantage Titan 3T

Titan 3T sets new standards in Comfort, Imaging and Productivity
Experience 3T like never before!
With Toshiba’s Titan series, you provide unsurpassed comfort to your patient, combining a short 1.6 meter magnet with a large 71 cm opening, reducing patient anxiety and allowing 80% of the body to be scanned feet first.

The widest…
What do 71 cm bring in practice?
More comfort for your patients
Helps against claustrophobia
More space to fit patients of all sizes
Reduce stress and anxienty
Easy check-on and access-to your patient
Ideal for pediatrics and geriatrics
Ideal for breast imaging
The quietest…
Acoustic noise is an important source of problems on conventional MR systems. It makes communication with the patient difficult and causes the patient discomfort. It can induce transient or permanent hearing disturbance and also poses a hazard for pediatric patients who need sedation.

Toshiba’s unique PianissimoTM technology has been further improved
and applied to provide the quietest 3T system available.
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Magnetic Field Homogeneity: B0
While conventional MR systems offer a spherical homogeneous are centered at the iso-center of the scanner, a cylinder corresponds better to the form of the human body. With conform technology, Titan 3T offers a 50 x 50 x 45 cm cylindrical homogeneous Field Of View.

RF Field Homogeneity: B1
Titan 3T uses optimized amplitude and phase transmission called “Multi Phase Transmit”. It has the functionality of a Multi-channel Transmit Array, using multiple ports and multiple phases for optimal B1 homogeneity. It removes shading artifacts, improves SAR and reduces scan times by up to 40%.

Exceptional Contrast Resolution
With Conform and Multi-Phase Transmit technologies, abdominal and pelvic imaging are no challenge on Titan 3T. No more shading on your T2-weighted (fast) spin echo images. No more uneven fat suppression on your images. You can use SSFP from head to toe!

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T2-W FSE (0.5×0.5×2.5mm)

Atlas matrix coil system
In conventional MR systems, the organ specific coils require frequent coil exchange. The heavy weight of most coils makes the task tedious for the operators and the time devoted to this operation is wasted. With Atlas, coil exchange is dramaitically recuced and the few times it is required, the light weight of the coils makes it a fast and easy operation. This way, the workflow is significantly increased.
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