Implementation of a Process for Radiosurgery Incorporating Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The benefits of performing fMRI when planning stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in patients with primary or secondary brain tumors are discussed, along with the necessary information regarding implementation protocols. [...]

Experience of Using a New Autopilot Assistance System for Easy Scanning in Brain and Knee MRI Examinations

New scanning assistance systems are needed if radiologists and imaging providers are to cope with the increasing demand and the high expectations of quality while only having a limited workforce, with our initial experience using myExam Autopilot described. [...]

The Diagnostic Challenges of Myocarditis: Importance of Bioimaging Signatures with Parametric Mapping

Technical advances in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) enable both qualitative and quantitative assessment of myocardial inflammation non-invasively. [...]

Role of CMR in Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathies

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) plays a growing role in therapeutic decision-making as it allows differentiation of etiologies and provides prognostic information. [...]

How to do Cardiac Single Voxel 1H Spectroscopy

Protocols for performing single voxel proton spectroscopy of the myocardium, with PRESS, are described for both 1.5 and 3 T. [...]

Iterative Denoising Applied to 3D SPACE CAIPIRINHA: A New Approach to Accelerate 3D Brain Examination in Clinical Routine

High acceleration factors using standard CAIPIRINHA acceleration for cartesian trajectories, in combination with a modern iterative denoising (ID) reconstruction algorithm, can be applied to 3D SPACE, maintaining image sharpness with high SNR, for either reduced scan time or higher spatial resolution. [...]

Revisiting the Physics behind MRI and the Opportunities that Lower Field Strengths Offer

Moving to higher magnetic fields may not always be advantageous in MRI, with sufficient SNR now available on new state of the art low field systems, which feature many advantages not the least of which are reduced artifacts and lower cost. [...]

Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting for Precision Imaging in Neuro-Oncology

MRF represents a paradigm shift for reliable, repeatable, and consistent signal acquisition and modeling. The recent availability of this technique in the clinical realm may have a significant impact on tumor detection, characterization, and effective treatment planning. [...]

The Next Generation – Advanced Design Low-field MR Systems

Looking at cost, flexibility, image quality, and accessibility, there is a very bright future for advanced design low-field MR units. [...]

How Blended Learning Can Provide Answers for Training in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience from France

Mixing different training formats (blended learning) is a key feature of learning today, and it has become even more important since the COVID-19 pandemic began. [...]

Breast Biopsy Workflow with syngo MR XA20 – How I Do It

This article provides an overview of MR-guided breast biopsy performed using the Breast Biopsy software, syngo MR XA20 version (Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany). [...]

Iterative Denoising Applied to 3D SPACE CAIPIRINHA: An Application to Musculoskeletal Imaging

We show that signal and contrast can both be improved using 3D SPACE with CAIPIRINHA acceleration combined with a prototype iterative denoising algorithm in comparison to the standard SPACE sequence and reconstruction. [...]

Initial Clinical Experience with an Iterative Denoising Algorithm Applied to Reduced-data 2D Turbo Spin Echo Acquisitions

Image quality in standard 2D MRI sequences, accelerated in simulation beyond the threshold of standard acceptable noise levels, can be substantially improved by applying an iterative denoising algorithm using supplementary information about the image noise level. [...]

Deep Resolve – Mobilizing the Power of Networks

Deep Resolve Gain and Deep Resolve Sharp introduce targeted, iterative denoising and deep learning reconstruction into clinical imaging. These technologies enable us to reduce acquisition times and improve image quality simultaneously. [...]

MAGNETOM Free.Max: Access to MRI – How to Make it Big Inside and Small Outside

This overview shows how a complete design overhaul of the magnet and gradient system together with the use of new imaging and reconstruction techniques results in an MRI system that achieves somewhat contradictory goals: A large 80 cm bore for the patient with a scanner that delivers diagnostic image quality AND easy installation with a small physical footprint and low connection power. [...]

An Attempt to Reconstruct the History of Gradient-System Technology at Siemens

This review discusses first the background in terms of development of these agents and safety discussions therein, proceeds to a discussion of NSF and gadolinium deposition in the brain, and concludes with a discussion of the predictable future – specifically reassessment of the use of the linear GBCAs or a subset thereof. [...]

MAGNETOM Free.Max: from Concept to Product, a Brief History of the DryCool Magnet Development

The DryCool magnet is a highly innovative development which incorporates many new technologies and concepts. The magnet delivers the first 80 cm patient bore in the industry and is a key enabler for the ground-breaking MAGNETOM Free.Max MRI scanner. The magnet minimizes product life-cycle costs and total cost of ownership and virtually eliminates the complex superconducting magnet servicing procedures. [...]

First Experiences with the World’s First MAGNETOM Vida

This review focuses on 8 critical questions regarding gadolinium deposition in the brain and body, with the answers and discussion therein important for future regulatory decisions and clinical practice. [...]

Reduced Stress and Consistent Contrastenhanced MRI Scans with Precisely Timed, Automated Injection Enabled by MR-Injector Coupling

This review discusses first the background in terms of development of these agents and safety discussions therein, proceeds to a discussion of NSF and gadolinium deposition in the brain, and concludes with a discussion of the predictable future – specifically reassessment of the use of the linear GBCAs or a subset thereof. [...]

Critical Questions Regarding Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain and Body After Injections of the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents, Safety, and Clinical Recommendations in Consideration of the EMA’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee Recommendation for Suspension of the Marketing Authorizations for 4 Linear Agents

This review focuses on 8 critical questions regarding gadolinium deposition in the brain and body, with the answers and discussion therein important for future regulatory decisions and clinical practice. [...]

Safety of the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Focusing in Part on Their Accumulation in the Brain and Especially the Dentate Nucleus

This review discusses first the background in terms of development of these agents and safety discussions therein, proceeds to a discussion of NSF and gadolinium deposition in the brain, and concludes with a discussion of the predictable future – specifically reassessment of the use of the linear GBCAs or a subset thereof. [...]

Application of Extracellular Gadolinium-based MRI Contrast Agents and the Risk of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Presented is a review of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and how this influences daily practice (in contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging), with specific clinical recommendations. Download PPTX-zip [...]

Accelerating Clinical MRI in the 21st Century

The established class of intravenous contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging is the gadolinium chelates, more generally referred to as the gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). [...]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography of the Brain – 50 Years of Innovation, With a Focus on the Future

The established class of intravenous contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging is the gadolinium chelates, more generally referred to as the gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). [...]

Safety of the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Focusing in Part on Their Accumulation in the Brain and Especially the Dentate Nucleus

The established class of intravenous contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging is the gadolinium chelates, more generally referred to as the gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). [...]