Polarized nuclear imaging – a novel imaging method using combined MRI and gamma-ray imaging

A unique new imaging method, called "polarized nuclear imaging" - combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by two physicists in the University of Virginia's departments of Physics and Radiology has potential for new types of high-resolution medical diagnostics as well as industrial and physics research applications."This method makes … Continue reading Polarized nuclear imaging – a novel imaging method using combined MRI and gamma-ray imaging

New MRI technique to assess stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients by assessing blood velocity in heart

Affecting 33.5 million patients worldwide, atrial fibrillation is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. As if having an irregular heart beat wasn't troubling enough, patients with atrial fibrillation are also much more likely to have a stroke.Markl, who is a professor of biomedical engineering in Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and of radiology in … Continue reading New MRI technique to assess stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients by assessing blood velocity in heart