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MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care

Posted 20 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 – The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed to scan the heads and brains of newborns in intensive care units has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MRIs use strong magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the body. The Embrace Neonatal MRI System is the first unit approved to provide these scans of critically ill newborns, ...

Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care

Posted 9 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 – Most older Americans struggling with chronic illnesses live too far from "in-home" medical care providers to get the help they need to stay in their homes, a new study finds. At least 2 million Medicare beneficiaries are homebound, compared to fewer than 2 million beneficiaries who receive care in nursing homes, the researchers said. Yet, seven times more primary-care ...

MRI Technique May Help Detect Parkinson's Earlier

Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 – A simple and quick MRI technique might aid in early detection of Parkinson's disease, British researchers report. The new MRI approach can detect with 85 percent accuracy people who have early stage Parkinson's disease, according to findings published online June 11 in the journal Neurology. That's important because the early symptoms of Parkinson's are subtle, which ...

FDA Approves Dotarem, a New Magnetic Resonance Imaging Agent

Posted 25 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

March 20, 2013 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, spine and associated tissues of patients ages 2 years and older. Dotarem is a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) that helps radiologists see abnormalities on images of the central nervous system (CNS), the part of the body that ...

Frequent MRI Scanner Exposure Might Affect Memory: Study

Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 30 – Exposure to magnetic fields generated by MRI scanners may lower a person's mental skills, according to a small new study. The effects were most noticeable in tasks that required high levels of working memory, which could have implications for surgeons and other medical staff who work within the vicinity of MRI scanners, the researchers said. The study was published online ...

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