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How to Avoid MRI Accidents

MRIs are sometimes given a bad reputation. However, there is cause for this reputation. 

Not too long ago, there was a reported 211% increase in MRI accidents. There are a number of website dedicated exclusively to MRI safety. And even just this past year, the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, published an article detailing the safety duties of MRI staff. 

As you can see, MRI safety is always at the front of everyone’s mind. 

At Sound Imaging, we know how important it is not only for patients, but for staff as well, to feel safe within the MRI environment. Here, we do our part to improve the MRI Suite with our line of MRI accessories. Our patient safety and comfort focused include the SAMM System, a MRI conditional CCTV system, which monitors the MRI machine around the clock; and Magnet Watch, a device that monitors various settings on of your machine, from power to helium levels to name a few, and will alert your staff immediately if any of these change to abnormal. All of our devices are tested to meet MRI conditional standards. 

Click to learn more about this MRI safety report, MRI safety websites, and MRI safety guidelines. This is an adapted article and picture is from Simply Physics.

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MRI Mini Robots to Perform Surgery

Researchers in Houston, Texas, are working to make science fiction a reality. Rather, they are are designing micro-sized robots to perform minimally invasive surgeries that are MRI guided. While MRIs are typically used only to diagnose, there is a movement to have MRI machines also work with treatment methods in non-invasive or minimally invasive way. 

The milli-robots, as they have been coined, will be about the same size as a hair’s width. The ultimate goal of these robots will be to guided by physicians within a MRI machine to perform precise procedures. 

At Sound Imaging, are glad to see how MRI machines are evolving within the world of healthcare. Here, we do our part to improve the MRI Suite as well with our line of MRI accessories. Our patient safety and comfort focused include the SAMM System, a MRI conditional CCTV system, and the MRI Stereo, a two-way communication and music device. Explore our extensive line of MRI devices

Click to learn more about this MRI research. This is an adapted article and picture is from this online magazine.

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Claustrophobia and MRI Scanners

Claustrophobia and MRI are two words that go hand-in-hand with each other, unfortunately. Sally Friedman, a writer for The Inquirer, details her experience as a claustrophobic patient who needs a MRI scan. 

Friedman’s story is similar to others you may have read before. And while there are definitely improvements with open MRIs and larger bore openings, we do not necessarily need to reinvent the wheel to make the MRI experience better. 

At Sound Imaging, we aim to make the MRI experience comfortable for all patients. We do so by offering affordable, yet effective patient safety and comfort devices, like our SAMM System, a MRI CCTV system and MRI Stereo, a two-way communication and music device. With our line of MRI accessories, we hope claustrophobic concerns may one day be a thing of the past.  

Click to learn more about this MRI story. This is an adapted article and picture is from this news network.

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MRI Detects HIV in the Brain

Researchers at University College London have found that MRI scans can detect HIV within the brain, even after drug treatment for symptoms.

While HIV is much easier to treat and reduce symptoms today, there are potential lingering problems. One such issue is cognitive issues, such as dementia, that almost half of HIV patients report. Usually to test lingering cognitive issues, one must undergo a lumbar puncture procedure to withdraw spinal fluid; as you can imagine, this is a very invasive procedure. 

Fortunately, MRI scans have been able to detect these changes in the brain. In time, MRI procedures may be used to further diagnoses these HIV patients.

At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see how MRIs help diagnose those across conditions. We do our part to improve healthcare by offering affordable, yet effective patient safety and comfort devices, like our SAMM System, a MRI CCTV system and MRI Stereo, a two-way communication and music device. 

Click to learn more about this MRI research. This is an adapted article from this science news and research journal and picture is from this MRI scan.

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How to Improve Wait Times for MRI Scans

A Canadian woman, Linda McClure, was told she had to wait for 2.5 years for a MRI scan following a brain surgery. McClure has suffered from constant headaches and pain since the procedure to remove parts of her brain responsible for epileptic seizures. 

McClure is only one of many who are waiting years for a scan, or forced to travel to other parts of the British Columbia for a sooner scan. There are plans to expand the number of MRIs in British Columbia. 

At Sound Imaging, we believe everyone needs the healthcare they deserve. However, there are other options besides buying and making more MRI machines. Another, more affordable method to decreasing wait time is with SAMM System and SAMM M.D. These MRI compliant CCTV systems detect patient motion and can decrease wasted scan time. Explore our other cost saving solutions

Click to learn more about this MRI news. This is an adapted article and picture is from this Canadian radio news.

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The First FDA Approved MRI Guided Cancer Treatment

imaging cancer treatment mri scan scanning scanner cctv pet/ct coils coil board pnInnovators at ViewRay, a developer of radiation systems have been approved by the FDA for their cancer treatment. While MRIs do not produce radiation, this cancer treatment combines the imaging of a MR machine with targeted radiation. This allows observation and precision when administering radiation, protecting nearby organs and soft tissue. 

ViewRay plans to roll out their machinery in the coming year. 

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRIs can work with all areas of medicine, and improve overall health. Here, we do our part to improve healthcare with our line of patient safety and comfort MRI devices. Explore our MRI CCTV System and our MRI Stereo to make your MRI the best while staying in budget. 

Click to learn more about this FDA news. This is an adapted article and picture is from ViewRay.

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The Cost of Head Motion During MRI Scans

Researchers at Harvard University have found significant results relating scans to head movement. While radiologists have always known to discard scans that are blurry from movement, it seems this may not be enough to limit poor quality scans.

Results showed for those who moved during scans there were notable correlations between head movement and readings of reduced gray matter in the brain. The likely cause is the specific head motion researchers asked volunteers to do during the scans. 

This means regardless of discarding blurry scans, there needs to be more vigilance for head motion during MRI brain scans.  This is not the first time we have seen the high cost of motion during scans, as shown in our 2016 story. 

At Sound Imaging, we know how crucial it is to have high quality scans in order to properly diagnose. This is why we designed a number of MRI devices aimed at a making a better MRI Suite. One such device is the SAMM System, the MRI conditional CCTV System to ensure patient and facility safety, and its upgrade SAMM M.D. which has the added feature of customized motion detection software

Click to learn more about this MRI research. This is an adapted article and picture is from this medical journal.

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UK Hospital Reveals the MRI VR Experience

The Kings College Hospital in the UK has launched a VR MRI Experience video. It’s called “My MRI” and you can easily watch it on Youtube. This video showcases more so the entire process of getting an MRI, such as checking into the center, and toured around the hospital. This is also shot with a child’s perspective in mind.

The leads on this project, Dr. Ashmore and DiPetro, say this VR experience is special from any other kind of video, since it allows one to get a feel for the facility. The doctors recommend other hospitals try out this project to make it tailor made for specific facilities. 

At Sound Imaging, we know how intimidating the MRI experience can be for patients. This is why we designed a number of MRI devices with patient comfort and safety in mind. One such device is MRI Stereo, a MRI conditional music and two-way communication system; another is SAMM System, the MRI conditional CCTV System to ensure patient and facility safety. 

Click to learn more about this MRI research. This is an adapted article and video is from this Youtube MRI.

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MRI Scans Predict Autism Risk

Research among almost over a dozen facilities, has found new evidence for autism diagnoses. The study analyzed infants under the age of two, and correctly diagnosed autism in 80% of the volunteers before symptoms onset. The earliest age most are diagnosed is the ages of 2 or 3, once symptoms and brain changes occur.

The research used volunteers with older siblings who already were diagnosed with autism. With these younger siblings, researchers were able to diagnoses as young as 24 months of age. 

As some of you may guess, with earlier diagnoses comes earlier treatment. This early diagnoses may mitigate treatment before brain changes occur and symptoms are onset. 

At Sound Imaging, we know how crucial it is to diagnose as early as possible to increase well-being. We also know MRI scans aren’t the always the most fun of experiences. This is why we offer a number of patient safety and comfort focused accessories. One such device is MRI Stereo, a MRI conditional music and two-way communication system; another is SAMM System, the MRI conditional CCTV System to ensure patient and facility safety. 

Click to learn more about this MRI research. This is an adapted article and picture is from this psychology news source.

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Why MRI Safety is No Joke

A few weeks ago, Michigan Medicine's East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center had to evacuate the hospital due to a malfunctioning MRI machine. The culprit was an overheated MRI control panel in a separate room, but nevertheless, this still showcases some dangers. On top of that, damages are estimated to be up to $100,000.00. 

Many of know the standard ‘no metal objects’ within the MRI Suite, but this incident reminds us to be wary of all areas of the MRI unit. 

At Sound Imaging, we keep an eye on your MRI by offering patient safety and comfort focused accessories. One such device is SAMM M.D., a MRI conditional CCTV System with motion detection software that can also act as an overnight surveillance system; another is our Magnet Watch, which send alerts for any level readings that are abnormal. 

Click to learn more about this MRI news. This is an adapted article and picture is from this MRI safety source.

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Saying Goodbye to Peter Mansfield, MRI Pioneer

As many may know, Peter Mansfield, one of the Nobel Prize awardees in the field of magnetic resonance imaging, passed away last week at the age of 83. 

Not imaging ct scanner mri scan scanning part number pn pet/ct coilonly did he help invent the modality used all around the world today, he was also the first ‘guinea pig’ to test the MRI machine. Many feared for his safety, but Mansfield was confident in his predictions. He was right, and sure enough, paved the way for the MRI industry we know today.

At Sound Imaging, we wanted to take a moment to honor Mansfield and all his work he contributed to the field.  

Here, we do our best to expand the limits of the MRI field, by offering patient safety and comfort focused accessories. During Mansfield’s first scan, it was swelteringly hot and took up to an hour; we hope to improve the MRI experience upon that. One such device is SAMM M.D., a MRI conditional CCTV System with motion detection software; another is our MRI Stereo, that allows for music and communication inside the suite. 

Click to learn more about MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield. This is an adapted article and picture is from this news network.

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MRI Helps Diagnose Suicide Risk in Bipolar Adolescents

Researchers at Yale University have found significant differences in brain matter with those with bipolar disorder. The team, led by Dr. Hilary Blumburg, had a group of almost 70 volunteers, some with imaging mri scan scanning modality bipolar suicide research patient monitoring safety cctv cameraprevious suicide attempts and others without, undergo MRI scans to analyze brain matter.

The results showed volunteers with previous suicide attempts had significant decrease of volume and activity in brain areas in charge of emotional regulation and impulses. With these findings, researchers hope to increase diagnosing and treating t
hose with bipolar disorders and reduce suicide risk. 

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRI research is contributing to a better well being for everyone. Here, we do our best to expand safety and comfort of the MRI Suite by offering our patient safety focused accessories. One such device is SAMM M.D., a MRI conditional CCTV System with motion detection software; with this device, we can improve patient safety. 

Click to learn more about this MRI article and MRI research. This is an adapted article and picture is from this neurology news source.

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Tom Brady Gets a MRI Scan

As many of you may know, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have won another Super Bowl Championship this past Sunday. 

What some of you may not know is that Tom Brady recently did an advertisement with Shields MRI and Shields Healthcare. In this video, we see how Brady properly educates viewers about MRI Safety. As nice as those Super Bowl rings look, they cannot be anywhere where near a MRI machine.  

At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see how MRI safety is a priority, even to sports stars. Here, we do our best to expand safety of the MRI Suite by offering our patient safety accessories. One such device is SAMM M.D., a MRI conditional CCTV System with motion detection software; with this device, we can improve patient safety. 

Click to learn more about this MRI commercial. This is an adapted article and video is from this Youtube clip.

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MRI Scans Improve Medical 3D Printing

Csound imaging mri news research 3d printing modality pet pet/ct ct scan scanning scannerT scans have been used to create 3D models in the past, but MRI scans may be the best way to make models now. The method for doing so is called ‘Black Bone MRI’.

Where does the name ‘Black Bone MRI’ come from? This is due to the technique the scanner uses by reducing contrast between soft tissues during the scans. Part of the reason those are looking to MRIs instead of CTs is due to their lack of ionizing radiation. 

3D models have been gaining popularity lately, especially for surgeons who can directly manipulate the models with their hands to gain better understanding. 

At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see how MRIs are venturing outside clinical field to provide even more resources to healthcare. Here, we do our best to expand the capabilities of the MRI industry with our accessories, coils, parts, mobile rentals, and services

Click to learn more about this MRI modality news and research. This is an adapted article and picture is from this 3D Printing news.

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The Smallest MRI Scanner

Asound imaging mri scan scanner ge siemens coils pediatric health healthcare ct pet/ct magnetic resonance neonatal MRI Scanner is being used to diagnose and research premature babies in Sheffield, at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. This is one of the first instances where MRIs are being used to diagnose premature babies, and there were initial hurdles to overcome.

Due to the size and requirements of a MRI, they are usually located a distance away from a maternity ward; transporting premature babies to the MRI was a challenge. However, research is being conducted to see if MRI scans are better at diagnosing the premature babies as opposed to the standard ultrasound scans. 

For now, the team is in research stages. Firstly to
 determine its medical benefits, but to see if there are financial benefits as well. 

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how the field of imaging is improving and growing for those of all ages. We understand how for young ones, MRI scans can be scary. Fortunately, our SAMM M.D. CCTV system with motion detection is there to keep an eye on your fidgety patients. 

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The Importance of Relaxation in the MR Machine

Unfortunately, stress is an all too common experience in our world. However, getting an MRI scan should not add this stress. At Sound Imaging, we aim to improve the MRI experience by incorporating stress management techniques inside the machine. The Mayo Clinic describes, “Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that your alarm system rarely shuts off. That's why stress management is so important.”

Some of the most effective methods for stress management are relaxation techniques, like meditation and yoga. Inside a MRI, one can recreate relaxation of deep breathing and meditation with the right tools. Sound Imaging offers the tools to make the MRI Suite comfortable.

To reduce stress, we offer an affordable, high quality line of MRI accessories for your patients, such as MRI Stereo, which calms patients with their choice of music. Another accessory that can improve the MRI experience is SAMM M.D., which detects patient motion and allows for technologists to keep a watchful eye on patients. We also offers a wide array of coils, parts, systems, and services to keep your facility in top shape. 

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Creating MRI Markers for Multiple Sclerosis

sound imaging scanner mri scan with contrast without constrast mobile ct pet/ct board coil stereoSiemens Healthingeers and Biogen are teaming together to create a system of detecting multiple sclerosis markers in the MRI machine.

While MRIs have the capability to detect the onset of multiple sclerosis, this has only been in a research, not clinical, setting. Siemens and Biogen hope to bring this thorough method of diagnosis to the clinical setting as well. Currently in clinical settings, radiologists detect multiple sclerosis by comparing scans to one another, not detecting the condition from one initial scan. These markers ought to help reduce the overall cost of MRIs as well.

Sound Imaging is glad to see how the world of imaging improving the efficiency and cost of healthcare. For these research studies, we offer an affordable, high quality line of MRI accessories for your volunteers, such as MRI Stereo, which calms patients with their choice of music. We also offers a wide array of coils, parts, systems, and services to keep your facility in top shape. 

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How Do You Scan a Baby in a MRI?

Researchers at MIT have conducted a study comparing the visual cortex of the brain of infants and adults. And while MRI scans are the go to for brain studies, this is usually with participants that can stay still. Scanning wiggly, sensitive babies is a new challenge.

The researchers worked with this challenge by including video features, reducing the noise, and made a specialty coil that acted as a carseat into their MRI scanner. With these features included, the researchers found there were similarities and differences in how both infants and adults recognized images in the visual cortex. Babies and adults preferred the same visual scenes, but adults are more selective in what they prefer to look at than infants. 

Sound Imaging is glad to see how the world of imaging brings increased understanding to the world around us, including those of all ages. For these research studies, we offer a line of comfort accessories, so there is no need for elaborate methods to get your youngest patients to stay still. We also offers a wide array of coils, parts, systems, and services to keep your facility. 

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MRI Study Reveals Why We Recognizes Faces Easily

Resound imaging mri scan scanner suite coils coil radiology parts board part number ge toshiba siemens hitachi philipssearchers, led by Jesse Gomez, at Stanford University conducted a study on how people recognizes faces. They found a part of the brain, the fusiform gyrus, grows and develops as we age, hitting its peak at ab
out age 25. 

This phenomenon may explain why it is easier to remember one’s face rather than their name. This research also gives more insight in certain conditions that have facial recognition deficiencies, like facial blindness and those with autism.

The researchers used a group of 25 children, ages 5-22, and 25 adults, ages 23-25. Within these groups, a qMRI, or a qualitative MRI was performed to detect density of the fusiform gyrus. They found this part of the brain showed increase neural conditions and more complex connections as one ages.

Sound Imaging is always excited to see how the world of imaging brings increased understanding to the world around us. For these research studies, we provide a number of accessories, like our MRI Stereo and SAMM M.D. our motion detection CCTV system, to ensure quality and comfort for your volunteers. We also offer a wide array of coils, parts, systems, and services to keep your MRI healthy. 

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Idaho Presents a MRI Comfort Suite

At the West Valley Medical Center in Idaho, a new MRI Suite aimed at patient comfort has opened. The facility offers mood lighting, music, and relaxing videos in the suite. The facility spent 2 million dollars to create these upgrades at their facility.

At Sound Imaging, we are always glad to see how the imaging industry works to improves the health and comfort for patients. While no doubt the 2 million this facility spent was worth it, Sound Imaging offers much more affordable options for patient comfort at a fraction of this 2 million dollar price tag. 

We offer the MRI Stereo, which plays any choice of music and allows for two-communication between technologist and patient. We are also proud to present SAMM M.D., the MRI-compatible CCTV system with motion detection to ensure patient and facility safety. We offer the best in comfort and safety, all at the most competitive pricing in the market.

Sound Imaging also offers a wide array of coils, parts, systems, and services to keep your MRI healthy as well. 

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How Youtube Affects MR Imaging

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine conducted a study on how currently available YouTube videos educate patients on common imaging procedures, such as MRI and CT scans. The team found 63 relevant videos and noted how often certain features showed up.

MRI videos had the highest number of views at about 200,000. Within these videos, commonly mentioned claustrophobia at 93.8% of videos, noise in 87.5% of videos, 75.0% need to sit still, 68.8% metal safety, 50.0% intravenous contrast. 

At Sound Imaging, we are always glad to see how imaging and even social media improves the health of those across the ages. We do our best to improve the quality of our devices as well. We offer a wide array of coils, parts, systems, services, and accessories to keep your MRI healthy. Sound Imaging also has a YouTube channel dedicated to MRIs. Take a look at our safety-oriented devices at these videos here and here

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MRI Study Reveals the Benefits of Running

sound imaging mri parts coils ge signa health systems repair service installation ct pet/ct scan scanner scanningResearchers at the University of Arizona conducted a study measuring brain activity between long-distance runners and those who did not consistently exercise. MRI scan revealed that those who ran consistently had higher brain connectivity than those who did not. 

While there are a number of studies that show the benefits to exercise, this study was unique in its study group. University of Arizona researchers used people between the ages of 18-25, a young group, for this experiment. Most other studies test within older age ranges. However, the team think it is important to look into what makes one healthy throughout their entire lifespan. 

At Sound Imaging, we are always glad to see how imaging improves the health of those across the ages. We do our best to improve the quality of our devices as well. We offer a wide array of coils, parts, systems, services, and accessories to keep your MRI healthy.

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Can MRIs Show Genes in Real Time?

The answer is yes. Researchers at the laboratory of Mikhail Shapiro, assistant professor of chemical engineering and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, created a new system to imaging health mri pet/ct pet ct sound accessory mobile cctv samm stereo radiologyuse with the MRI.

Using their technique, MRIs can show genes expression during the imaging process. In other words, this allows to see where possible tumors and abnormal gene expression without invasive surgery. Researchers were monitored a common protein, Aquaporin, to see whether or not its gene expression changed when introduced to to mice with brain tumors. Researchers found they were able to successfully detect the tumors through the MRI. 

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRIs and the imaging world continuously aim to improve health for all, even for those yet to be born. We also aim to provide the best in terms of MRI coils, parts, systems, services, and accessories to keep your MRI healthy. 

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MRI Diagnoses Fetus Brain Abnormalities

Researchers at the University of Vermont have found the accuracy of MRIs for fetus brain abnormalities is high enough to warrant further use.sound imaging health radiology mri scanning scan scanner pet/ct cctv stereo patient observation mobile pediatric

In this study, researchers used a group of almost 600 pregnant women to find whether or not MRIs were more accurate in detecting brain abnormalities than ultrasounds. Firstly, the women all underwent an ultrasound at 18 to 21 weeks of pregnancy. From there, those suspected with fetal brain abnormalities went on to MRI scans.

Their results showed ultrasounds were only accurate in diagnoses at 68% of the time, whereas MRI scan showed an accuracy of 93%. 

Dr. Rod Scott, a professor at the University of Vermont, says it is important to incorporate these MRI scans for pregnant mothers who are suspect of fetal brain abnormalities. 

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRIs and the imaging world continuously aim to improve health for all, even for those yet to be born. We also aim to provide the best in terms of MRI coils, parts, systems, services, and accessories to keep your MRI healthy. 

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MRI Study Finds New Depression Diagnoses

Researchers at the Weill Cornell Medicine have categorized depression into four subcategories using over 1000 MRI scans. These findings could help streamline treatment better for those suffering from depression.

Within these four subtypes, researchers found distinct biomarkers between the groups. For some those with the first or fourth biomarker, researchers saw increased responses to fear stimuli, whereas the second and third biomarkers showed different responses.

Lead researcher, Dr. Liston, hopes with diagnosing the subtypes with depression can also have applicable results for other mental health diagnoses, like autism and substance-abuse disorders. Within the mental health field, researchers aim to fine-tune diagnoses and then work with treatment that is most appropriate.   

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRIs and the imaging world continuously aim to improve mental health for all. We also aim to provide the best in terms of MRI coils, parts, systems, services, and accessories to keep your MRI happy and healthy.

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Can a MRI determine Your Brain Age?

sound imaging radiology mri pet/ct pet ct diagnosing health brain research science coils parts system accessories cctvResearchers at King’s College London created a new technique for MRIs to easily diagnose brain age, or rather how much the brain has deteriorated and changed over time. 

The team created a comprehensive inventory of scans of about 2000 people, aged between 18 and 90. These scans were taken from healthy individuals with no known health issues, and therefore a consistent frame for reference. Once, with these scans the team created a software which MRIs can use to map standard neural pathways in the brain.

The team has seen a significant increase with accuracy compared to other methods; the margin of error is within 4.66 years of actual age. 

This is significant news in the world of imaging. This would ensure quicker and accurate diagnoses. This frame of reference could also be used to diagnose those with dementia, schizophrenia, diabetes, and other conditions that cause brain deterioration. 

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRIs and the imaging world continuously aim to improve well-being. We also aim to provide the best in terms of MRI coils, parts, systems, services, and accessories

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MRI Study Finds Potential Link to Schizophrenia

sound imaging mri mr scanning schizophrenia mental health ct pet/ct coil board research radiologyResearchers at the McLean Hospital have found significant news in regards to brain activity in schizophrenic patients. The team presented their findings at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida.

Schizophrenia is a serious illness that affects up to 1.1% of the population; that is up to 51 million people worldwide. This conditions leads to those affected to experience severe paranoia and hallucinations among others symptoms.

The researchers found significant levels of oxidative stress in the brain. In the brain, this chemical reaction can lead to inflammation and cellular damage. This process is similar to the chemical reaction of metal rusting. 

The study took 21 schizophrenic patients and looked for two molecules in the brain, NAD+ and NADH, which cause oxidative stress. Their results showed a 53% increase of these molecules in schizophrenic patients compared to those without schizophrenia. Similar results were also seen with bipolar patients, with schizophrenia shares some overlap symptoms.    

Researchers hope with these findings, there can be more intensive research and new treatments to correct the oxidative stress in the brain.   

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MRI Studies Long-term Effects of Dialysis

sound imaging mri research dialysis heart cardiac coil parts board service accessories cctv mobileResearchers at The University of Nottingham underwent a study to look at the effects of dialysis on patient’s hearts. 

Dialysis is a long, stressful process for those with kidney complications. Researchers know that the transfusion of blood over a long period of time is likely to have effects on the heart. Now, MRI scans have looked at the effect first hand. 

Research found that all patients, regardless of which type of dialysis treatment underwent, showed “some degree of left ventricular dysfunction and blood flow to the small capillaries in the heart muscle decreased significantly during both types of treatment. Our observations confirm the need for interventions to reduce the negative impact of dialysis on the heart."

Researchers plan to continue this research with other dialysis treatments. With this data, researchers aim to limit the damaging effects of dialysis in regards to heart function.

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Can a MRI Work Without Helium?

imaging sound healthcare ge coils parts services installation helium cctv samm stereo mri ct pet/ct radiologyThe answer is no, but it can work with significantly less helium. GE Healthcare has launched their newest MRI at RSNA this week.  

This MRI Suite uses only about 20 liters of Helium as opposed to the industry standard of 2000 liters. GE Healthcare coined this helium 'Freelium' due to its affordability. The benefits to type of system are long reaching. 

Helium is a finite source, as well as difficult to gather due to the need to mine deep below the surface to located the element. However, despite its trouble, helium is necessary to cool down magnets. The process to cool down magnets is used in order to produce scans. 

The cost of helium relates to the cost of MRIs and its lack of accessibility across the globe. GE Healthcare aims to reduce the overall costs for MRIs and allow for greater accessibility worldwide. 

At Sound Imaging, we are excited to see the growth of the imaging industry with this ground-breaking news. We are proud suppliers of GE coils and parts to improve your MRI facility. We are also glad to see healthcare becoming more affordable. We offer a number of affordable accessories and services to keep your MRI cost effective.      

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Computer Outperforms Radiologists for MRI Readings

sound imaging radiology computer analysis readings healthcare mri ct scanning scan scanner coils parts serviceResearchers presented interesting findings at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology in Scottsdale, Arizona. In a small study, they found computer analysis of routine MRI scans outperform human analysis. 

While this by no means that radiologists are not good at reading scans, it does show how important it is to thoroughly review scans. One researcher on the team notes the best results are seen when computer and human analysis are combined together. Independently, the computer analysis was accurate 75% of the time and human analysis was correct 42% to 50% of the time. Together, they had a 91.7% accuracy within twelve cases.

This small study shows how important it is we have reliable tools to help us in the radiology and imaging field. High quality radiologists along with high quality technology is needed to successfully diagnose. 

At Sound Imaging, we look forward to continued growth for the imaging field. We offer a number of high quality products to aid your facility. These include MRI parts, coils, services, and accessories to improve your facility. 

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Study Reveals Elevated Iron Levels in Parkinson Patients

Researchers at the Wenzhou University in China finished a meta-analysis of going through thousands of studies to determine how iron levels in the brain play into patients with Parkinson’s. 

For this study, they looked for elevated levels of ironsound imaging mri parts coils services installation systems ge toshiba hitachi siemens philips parkinson's stereo cctv in parts of the brain. MRI studies using susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), a recent method to detect iron overload, but researchers wanted further analysis with previous studies.

After finding around 40 studies that were relevant to their goal, and comparing these with recent studies, the researchers were able to verify a significant amount of iron deposits in several parts of the brain. Among the various areas of the brain with elevated iron levels was the putamen, linked to regulation of movement and various types of learning. Other brain areas affected related to motor functions. 

With this research, scientist hope to incorporate iron analysis into MRI scans to detect Parkinson’s early on, and perhaps prevent the serious symptoms that follow.  

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Advanced MRI Studies Epilepsy

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University are coming together to study epilepsy and develop better surgical treatment. The main goal of their research is to see if advanced, subtle signs of epilepsy that can be seen on 7T machines can also be detected on 3T machines. 

Most MRIs around the country are 3T machines, and the 7T machines are usually only used for research capabilities due to its high cost. The researchers hope to replicate diagnosis found on 7T machines onto 3T machines in order to save costs and allow for a widespread capabilities. 

Surgical treatment for epilepsy is serious and needs the best possible diagnosis before surgery. Epilepsy treatment involves delicate brain surgery within the hippocampus. Currently, most do not opt for surgery due its delicate nature, but perhaps with precise diagnoses this can change. 

The researchers are conducting this research with 40 volunteers and will hopefully find results that can better help those with epilepsy.

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Can MRIs Work as Lie Detectors?

Researchers at theimaging sound mri scanner health lie detector polygraph research coil parts service mobile ultrasound ct ct/pet University of Pennsylvania conducted a study on lying using a MRI. The results indicate that MRIs are better at detecting the truth than a traditional polygraph test. 

While lead researcher, Daniel D. Langleben, is not sure whether or not MRIs are practical for forensics, there is evidence that leads to clearer results than a polygraph. 

In this study, a group of 28 volunteered for the research. The the volunteers were asked to lie by being shown a number 1 through 9, and then were either asked to tell the truth or lie when inside the MRI, and then when conducting a polygraph test. 

The results showed two out of three polygraph experts correctly detected the lies on 20 out of 28 occasions, whereas two out of three MRI raters correctly detected 24 out of 28 lies. The MRI raters were 24 percent more likely to detect the lie. Langleben, while noting these results were something to look into, also noted these results were found in a laboratory setting and were not detecting liars per se, more so just lies. 

At Sound Imaging we are excited for the possibilities of expanding the technology for imaging outside of its normal parameters. We offer a number of affordable and high quality MRI systems, parts, coils, and services for all imaging needs, such as with this study. 

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Things to Know Before you Pay for MRI Scan 

Iimaging mri healthcare costs affordable coils repairs service pricesmaging scans, and in particular MRIs, are notorious for their price. The price for a MRI scan can range anywhere from $375 to $1400 USD.

Several factors can play into these radically different costs. One such variable is the location of the scanning facility.  Hospitals typically charge more for scans due to their overhead costs, whereas individual imaging centers are smaller, and therefore have less off-set costs. 

Another factor is sometimes the radiologist reading fee is included or not included with the overall cost. This is always a necessary step to properly diagnose patients. 

The last major factor that plays into costs is whether or not to ‘dye’ or add ‘contrast’ to the scan. This is a beneficial step into order to better view scans for radiologists, but this is an extra step which may or may not be necessary.

It is important to know costs before going into a MRI. There is no reason healthcare cannot be affordable and effective. At Sound Imaging, we offer the most competitive costs in the market, in order to save your facility, and ultimately patient’s, money and time, while also providing a high standard. Sound Imaging provides coils, parts, services, accessories, and repairs for any of your MRI needs.  

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Surgery Within a MRI Machine?

Researchers at a startup called GuidaBot LLC are designing a robotic system to perform surgeries within the high magnetic field of the MRI. GuidaBot was fortunate to receive a National Science Foundation Fund of $250,000 in order to better develop the system. Their goal is to ultimately allow doctors to perform biopsies on patients while in thimaging sound mri suite coils repairs parts boards research innovation samm system md cctve MRI machine. 

While there is still ways to go before this system can be widespread, this is could be revolutionary in the world of imaging. The long-term effects of this system would cut costs and increase efficiency in both time and money. 

In the meantime, Sound Imaging offers a number of accessories for your MRI Suite to improve patient comfort and efficiency. One such product, the SAMM M.D., is our CCTV system that allows careful monitoring within the suite and can stop the scan if patient movement is detected. The world of imaging is constantly improving, and we know our line of MRI accessories can help streamline your facility in an affordable way. 

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Can We Eliminate Motion Artifacts?

Patient movement, and subsequent artifacts, have been a long standing challenge in the world of imaging. Despite the advances in imaging, such as corrective software and 3D navigators, motion artefacts still exist. 

Research conducted by Maxim Zaitsev, Ph.D, Julian Maclaren, Ph.D and Michael Herbst, Ph.D, provided a toolbox of methods to use for correcting artifacts within imaging. While simply stopping motion provides the best results for imaging, it is not always practical. Methods such as general anesthesia, limited motion artifacts to about 12% of cases with pediatric patients. However, with anesthesia, comes more health risks and greater costs. Methods also include asking the patient to hold their breath for abdomen and cardiac imaging. Again, this comes with limitations; scans can only last for 20-22 seconds since patients cannot usually hold their breaths much longer than this time frame.

While there are countless methods to prevent and limit patient movement and correct artifacts, a simpler method exists. At Sound Imaging, we offer SAMM M.D., a MR-compliant CCTV system that works to improve imaging and reduce artifacts. This system allows technologists to monitor patients in the bore, and to automatically stop the scan if patient motion is detected; this feature saves time and money for your facility. We also offer a number of coils, parts, repairs, and systems for any other imaging need. 

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MRI Finds Answers to Childhood Obesity

Researchers at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute conducted a study on the relationship and between brain signals and food consumption in children. This research showed unique results between obese children and lean children. 

In this study, the lean children and obese children underwent MRI scans to show their brain patterns when shown pictures of food. While both lean and obese children showed piqued initial interest in the food, this changed with the second set of scans. 

After the initial scan, both children were given a balanced meal and then underwent a MRI scan immediately after eating. Lean children did not show increased brain activity when shown the pictures of food. However, obese children had the same initial reaction to the pictures of food, despite just eating a meal. Researchers inferred from these scans obese children’s brains do not signal the body when they are full, unlike lean children. This signifies a hormonal imbalance between the two groups. 

With this research, we may be able to better pinpoint when obesity is on-set and stop these habits in children before it becomes habitual. Researchers also point out the cause of these brain signals is due to unhealthy food, which produces different hormones than healthy, non-processed food.

At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see how MRIs are improving the health of the all ages. MRIs are one of the best diagnostic tools in the medical industry, and a smart investment for any hospital. We offer a range of mobile imaging trailers to improve your healthcare treatment. We also provide coils, parts, and repairs for all imaging needs. 

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Can MRIs Help Children with PTSD?

Researchers in China conducted a study where brain neural systems between children suffering from PTSD and children who did not were compared. They found significant differences between the neural pathways between the two groups.sound imaging mri children ptsd disorder treatment therapy coils part systems repairs

While most know of PTSD when it occurs to adults, the disorder is even more so damaging for children. PTSD can cause long lasting effects with hormones and neurochemicals within the body. Fortunately, with better understanding, there is better treatment. 

For this study, the both groups were Chinese children, but half of the volunteers were children who experienced the 2008 Sichuan earthquake that devastated hundreds of thousands of families. The technique used for scanning is diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), an MRI that measures the integrity of white matter inside the brain. The results showed significant differences between the two groups.

The children with PTSD experienced a decrease in network efficiency in white matter of the brain, which was caused by the damage or disconnections between the regions. They also experienced slower connections between certain parts of the brain, as compared to children who did not have PTSD.

This opens up a new world of possibilities for all who have suffered from PTSD. While talk therapy is the most widely used method, this research allows for us to understand how neural connections play a role in PTSD.

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRIs are improving lives across the world. To help with your research or patient care, we offer a number of systems, coils, parts, and repairs for all things MRI. In this case where children were volunteers, we also provide patient comfort accessories, like our MRI Stereo and our CCTV, SAMM M.D. to help children feel at ease in the MRI Suite. 

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MRI and Gamma Rays Combine for New Imaging

Researchers at the University of Virginia created a new type of imaging modality by combining gamma ray imaging with MR imaging. They have coined this type of imaging as polarized nuclear imaging, or ‘PNI’.

PNI works similarly to MRI, but instead uses gamma rays which are given off by radioactive tracers. Since gamma rays are easy to detect from even a single atom, the PNI allows for greater sensitivity and less materials for imaging needs. 

While there is still room for development, the PNI system may eventually be as widespread as MRIs, CTs, and X-Rays. 

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MRI Diagnoses Painful Inflammatory Disorder

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have accurately diagnosed fibromyalgia, an inflammatory disease that affects up to 6% of the population. While a clinical procedure does exist, it is limited with its scope of the patient’s pain and treatment.mri sound imaging coils parts diagnose treatment pain disorder services repairs

Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder. Its symptoms include fatigue, anxiety, and mood and sleep disorders. However, it shares these symptoms with many other disorders, so it is difficult to diagnose and treat.

The researchers at University of Colorado Boulder studied the brain activity of 37 people with fibromyalgia and 35 control patients using fMRI scans. They also used "multisensory" software techniques to identify pain hotspots in the brain. Both groups were exposed to various non-painful and painful visual, auditory and tactile cues.

During the tests, the scientists identified a series of three neurological patterns, correlating with the hypersensitivity to pain of fibromyalgia. The research revealed a 93% accuracy in diagnosing with the volunteers. 

The researchers hope this new imaging technique can better diagnose the degree of individual pain symptoms, and therefore create a more personalized treatment.

One of the main benefits of MRIs is their ability to diagnose various conditions in a non-invasive environment. At Sound Imaging, we offer a number of systems for your facility to use for diagnosing. We also provide coils, parts, repairs, and services to keep your facility at top efficiency. 

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Can MRIs Deliver Medicine?

Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have figured out a method to deliver medication directly using MRIs. 

In traditional pill medication, the medication is dispersed in its delivery and travels to other parts of the body. However, using MRIs, researchers can deliver the medication directly to the source. Researchers do this by attaching ferrous nanomolecules to the drugs, which then can be controlled by the MRI machine. 

This could be a huge improvement in the world of medicine. It could allow for better results and less side effects with the direct delivery method. However, the next question is to see how practical and necessary it is to have medication delivered with a MRI.

This research was conducted with a conventional MRI machine, which we we offer a number of at Sound Imaging. We also provide parts, coils, repairs, and any other service you would need with your MRI machine.  

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Quantum MRI to Scan Atoms?

A team led by Lloyd Hollenberg at the University of Melbourne, created a quantum MRI machine that can image on an atomic level. While this may sound like science fiction, this is an applicable reality for today.

To create these images in a convsound imaging mri quantum physics atomic miniature image drug biomedical cctv coils coil parts part system ge hitachi toshibaentional MRI, a large magnet is used to create a 3-dimensional field. The quantum MRI uses a magnet as well, but it comes from the magnetic field quantum bits or ‘qubits’ naturally create. This field is generated on the quantum level since these qubits have the ability to exist in two separate states at the same time. 

Fortunately, one does not need to fully understand quantum physics in order to appreciate this discovery. The quantum MRI can be used to study proteins in order to fine tune and create effective drugs for all sorts of diseases. The applications of this research will have a large effect on the biomedical world. 

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Can a MRI Scan Save You From a Stroke?

Northwestern University's Michael Markl, has developed a new MRI software that can detect signs of possible stroke.

Thimri sound imaging atrial fibrillation innovation coils parts repairs services softwares software is used to specifically detect atrial fibrillation, which leads to slow blood flow and therefore blood clotting. Atrial fibrillation is easy to detect, but it is difficult to tell who is at risk for strokes. The software easily integrates into current MRI machines. Markl says, "It allows you to measure flow, diffusion of molecules, and tissue elasticity. You can interrogate the human body in a very detailed manner."

This detailed technique is a great improvement over the previous risk scoring system, which simply assesses risks such as age and general health. Patients deemed at high enough risks would then be given medicine to prevent clotting, but at the same time this would increase risks of bleeding complications. With this precise MRI technique, only patients with slow blood flow would be given the medication, and reduce the risk of over-medicating patients. 

At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRIs are keeping people healthy. It is important to keep your MRI healthy as well, which is why we provide repairs and services for a variety of MRI concerns. We also offer coils and parts to help your MRI stay in top shape. 

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MRI Reveals If New Electro-Therapy is Effective

The practice of ‘transcranial direct current stimulation’ or tDCS is a unique therapy practice. In simple terms, it is zapping your head with small currents of electricity in hopes that it will treat whatever may be ailing you. While this is not approved by the FDA, self-help people have been practicing this method for a while. One of the main benefits to this therapy it is cheap and can be performed by oneself. Now researchers are looking to see if there is any effectiveness.

A study at USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, led by Dr. Wang, went to investigate whether tDCS could even create electrical currents in the brain. Using a MRI, Wang and his team were able to find the answer. First they tested the electrical current on a different body part, a calf muscle, and the rmri imaging sound brain electricity coils parts coil part service accessories cctv stereoesults were not conclusive, but did show it was safe for further testing. Next, using several volunteers, the team found conclusive results.

TDCS did in fact produce currents in the brain and body. So there is some truth in tDCS having an actual, visible effect that can be measured with a MRI. Whether or not this is beneficial is still to be decided.

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How to Get Better Imaging Results

Imaging quality is vital to accurately diagnosing in healthcare. Therefore, it is a top priority to make imaging quality as clear as possible. 

However, one large issue in MRI scans is patient movement. A study by Harborview Medical Center in Seattle found there is a significant cost to patient movement in imaging. This study showed the cost of medical artifacts and redoing scans is about $115,000 per scanner. Looking at scanners across the nation, this adds up to an astronomical cost of time and money for imaging facilities. 

After several trials at the Harborview Medical Center, researchers found that 19.8 percent of scans needed to be redone, while another 7.5 percent of outpatient exams and 29.4 percent of inpatient exams had a severe amount of artifacts within the scans. Again, this leads to astronomical waste of time and money during the scanning process. 

Fortunately, at Sound Imaging we offer a solution to this costly problem. We provide a one of a kind CCTV system, SAMM M.D., which can record and sense patient movement during the scanning process, as it is cleared for up to 3 Tesla. It will also stop the scan and alert the technician if movement is detected, which leads to huge savings of time and money. SAMM M.D. will ensure you get the best imaging results and the best patient experience from your scanner. If you would like to learn more about our CCTV System, SAMM M.D. look to this page and the the SAMM M.D. website.

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Can MRIs Eliminate Cancer?

MRIs are being used to guide radiation treatment for cancer patients, so yes MRIs are doing their part to eliminate cancer.

This method of using the MRI to guide the radiation allows for better precision and accuracy for cancer treatment. With better precision allows for less toxicity for healthy parts of the body during radiation. 

Right now, only several hospitals around the country have this technology, but hopefully these treatments can expand to more facilities in the future. It is also more expensive than traditional treatment right now, but with the better precision it ought to eventually offset costs of ineffective and unnecessary treatment that traditional methods sometimes cause.

At Sound Imaging, we offer the best products for treatments such as these. For a patient undergoing this treatment, our accessory line, SAMM M.D. and MRI Stereo, offer comfort and relaxation. SAMM M.D. is our CCTV system that allows for precise patient movement monitoring, and MRI Stereo offers music, relaxation, and communication to the technician. We also offer any parts, coils, and services to keep your MRI running at its best.    

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How Reusing Technology is Profitable

Recycling is not a brand new thing. What is new is how much you can recycle. A recent study by the Lux Research firm shows that there is more profit in recycling. mri sound imaging recycling reusing recycle technology investment profitable

In this study, results showed significantly growing investments in material recycling opposed to waste-to-energy ventures from 2011 to 2016. Investors across the world see the potential of reusing and salvaging materials. Not only does this help waste, but it is more profitable overall.

What does this mean? It means there is a world of opportunity in recycling old technology. At Sound Imaging, we advocate this practice by repairing, upgrading, and reusing MRI systems, parts, and coils. We offer a variety of repairs and maintenance so your facility can keeping going.      

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Can MRIs Read Your Emotions?

The answer is yes. Researchers at Duke University, have conducted a non-stimuli study to detect emotional responses. While this is not the first study using MRIs to decode emotional responses, this is the first study that can detect specific emotions in an unstimulated subject. Previous studies used stimuli, like asking a person to think about a face versus a house. 

Imri sound imaging accessories samm system stereo cctv scanning comfort research emotion emotionsn other words, they were asked to let their minds aimlessly wander. MRIs were able to detect what distinct feelings. If you are recalling your last holiday or a rough day at work, MRIs can read joy or anger relating to those events. This study was able to detect seven distinct emotional responses: contentment, amusement, surprise, anger, fear, sadness, and neutral.  

Lead researcher, LaBar, notes that for most of the volunteers in this study had an ‘anxiety’ reading when first entering the MRI, due to the noisy and confined nature of the MRI machine. This was validated by comparing scans of about 500 volunteers. 

The results of this study answer some questions, but also open up others. The Duke University team plans on next studying the transitions between emotional states to better understand how the mind works.

At Sound Imaging, we are advocates of using the MRI to better people’s lives through understanding. For this study, one way to alleviate the initial anxiety volunteers felt can be with our MRI Accessories, our CCTV Samm System or our MRI Stereo System. Not only do we offer comfort accessories, but also a wide array of coils, parts, and services for MRIs.

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How to Recycle Your Old MRI

MRIs, unlike most equipment, never stop working. However, like other equipment, they are not always up to update with the latest and greatest in technology; therefore they are often upgraded to newer systems.

Fortunately, there is no need to throw this gigantic magnet into a landfill. One physics laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, is repurposing two older MRI magnets for physics experiments. The magnet is a huge asset to many of their studies, such as making probes and measuring magnetic fields for their devices. 

At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see MRI products finding new life after they have been replaced. At our warehouses, we are proud to refurbish and repair old MRI parts and coils. We are firm believers in repurposing equipment, which in turn saves our clients money. Visit our coils, parts, and accessories pages to learn more about how we create and refurbish products.

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Can MRIs Make You Feel Towards a Stranger?

Yes, MRIs can influence your feelings towards certain faces using a certain technique. This technique, nicknamed “DecNef” which stands for decoded nuerofeedback, uses dimaging mri sound brain researchifferent parts of the brain to influence feelings towards a face.

In this research, at Brown University and Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto, Japan, scientists took a group of volunteers and divided them into two groups, ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ group. For both groups, volunteers were shown faces they initially rated neutral.

Afterwards, they were shown a disk. While in the MRI Suite, they were a
sked to visualize making this disk as large as they could. The larger they made the disk appear, the larger their monetary reward.

Now, this is where the MRI was able to influence the volunteers. The volunteers were only rewarded more money when the MRI detected either ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ feelings towards these initially neutral faces, and therefore make the disk grow larger.

After comparing this to a control group, this makes interesting conclusions about induced feelings. Using this technique could help with those suffering from trauma, and could be used with therapeutic practices.

At Sound Imaging, we are supporters of any research to improve health and happiness. In this particular study, brain or head coils are a great way to increase imaging results. We also offer a wide array of services, parts, coils, and accessories for MRIs.

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Piles of Usable Medical Equipment Thrown Away?

As most of you can imagine, medical equipment is not cheap. So why are we throwing it away like it is?

This topic comes to light in Great Britain, where the UK National Health Service (NHS) has thrown away tons of medical equipment, like wheelchair and walkers, that could easily be reused. In various locations across the UK, valuable, and more importantly, usable medical equipment is being thrown away in piles.

Not only is mri sound imaging cctv stereo environment recycling uk trash piles reusethis a waste of medical equipment, but it also comes at a price to UK taxpayers. The NHS is a government operation, and therefore taxpayer dollars go to running the operation and purchasing their medical equipment.

If something is not broken, why throw it away? Sometimes big manufacturers, as shown in this case, make so much product, it does not matter if it goes in the trash after a few uses. However, this sort of action hurts the consumers and the environment. At Sound Imaging, we are committed to reusing and refurbishing MRI parts. Not only do we want to reuse perfectly functional products, but we also want to save our customers money.

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How Did We Get Dogs to Stay Still in a MRI?

After all of this recent research with dogs and MRIs, we wondered how did dogs stay still for the scanning? Not only did they have to stay still, but they also wore headphones and a head coil. Humans already struggle with this, so how did they overcome this obstacle?

We have the answer from one of the lead researchers and head trainer, Marta Garcsi. The main technique they implemented was social training, or more specifically the model-rival training method.

The basis behind this method is praising the dogs that did what was asked and ignoring dogs who did not do what was asked. For this research, the dogs who went onto the MRI table we given praise from the trainers and their owners; dogs who did not do this were ignored.

As expected, most of the dogs wanted praise, so they went straight to the MRI table. This was reinforced over a period of time. They also had to choose the right dog for the task. Some dogs were too impatient for their reward, and therefore could not stay still in the MRI Scanner. It was important to choose dogs that were patient and understood social learning well.

While dogs may be able to undergo the MRI Suite better than some, we do understand the MRI Suite is not the most comfortable place. At Sound Imaging, we offer a number of accessories, such as the MRI Stereo and our CCTV, SAMM System, to make your MRI Suite comfortable.

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Can MRIs Save the Planet?

For this week’s blog, we want to take a moment to look at our carbon footprint. We took inspiration from the No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, and his project to have no net impact, which means to limit emissions and offset any emissions produced, on the planet. While we may not be able to work off the grid as he did, we can contribute in our own way. At Sound Imaging, we do this by reusing MRI parts, coils, and systems. mri coil parts refurbished reused environmental systems ge

MRIs can be energy sapping and can leave a high impact on the Earth’s carbon footprint. It takes a good amount of energy and manpower to run a MRI facility. However, you can make a difference with implementing refurbished MRI parts and coils. By using refurbished MRI parts, coils, and systems, you can limit your facility’s carbon footprint, and overall reduce costs at your facility.

It is simple to throw something away once it is old. However, there is no reason we cannot do some TLC and make sure these parts, coils, and systems work as good anything brand new. Not only is this cost effective by saving on the high prices of new products, but it also allows you to contribute to the no impact method. 

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MRIs Reveal That Dogs Understand Us

mri sound imaging research pet ct cctv coils parts mobileWe come this week with another study using dogs in MRI machines, and this time we learned dogs do understand us--our words and intonation at least. 

At the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary, thirteen dogs were trained to go in the MRI and stay still, while their trainer spoke to them. The trainer used several techniques, such as saying neutral words in a positive tone and saying praise words in a neutral tone. It was only with praise words in a excited tone that actually triggered dogs’ reward function in the brain. 

Interestingly, this study also shows the evolution of dog brains. Like humans, dogs’ brains are able to connect different brain areas to each other. This allows dogs to connect emotions to words, similar to other higher functioning animals.  

At Sound Imaging, we happy our furry friends are able to help advance research. For this study, brain and head coils were used with the dogs in the MRI Suite. We offer a number of coils, parts, services, and accessories, in case you or your pet needs a visit to the MRI.

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MRI Helps a Sick Sea Star?

Only humans use MRIs, right? Well, not quite. In our last post, we discussed how dogs were trained to go into MRIs, and now we have another animal patient in the MRI Suite. Hogle Zoo in Utah underwent an MRI exam for their sea star. That’s right, a sea star, those squishy star-shaped invertebrates that live in the ocean. 

Primary keeper, Maggie McGartmri sea star help animals imaging sound ct mobileh saw their sea star, named only 031, was not looking well. "It's a lot different than a dog or cat that's limping, or just acts really lethargic," McGrath explained. "When I pulled him out of the tank, he was just very bloated, very swollen. Not looking good."

The usual antibiotics were not helping 031, so a MRI scan was requested, as MRIs detect soft tissues for animals better than a CT scan. 031 was placed in a casserole dish of ice water and placed into the MRI Suite. 

Results are not in yet about what is wrong with 031, but at Sound Imaging we hope that MRI scans help with whoever is need of medical aid. 

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Can MRIs Show How Much Dogs Love Us?

MRIs can show us that dogs love their humans more than their food with neural mapping. While there have been a number of studies analyzing dog behavior, this is time we have factual evidence shown wisound imaging sound food dogs love mri ct radiologyth MRI scans. In this study, which required dogs to be trained to go into the MRI, several tests were conducted.

One such test that took place in the MRI involved showing a dog a stimulus, like a picture of a car or a horse, and then given praise or food depending on the stimulus. Using neural mapping, researchers were able to decode their preference using these stimuli of praise and food. The conclusion was dogs preferred vocal praise over food.  

While we do not have dogs in our inventory, we are dog lovers at Sound Imaging. Instead we offer a wide array of parts, coils, services, and accessories for any MRI need. To learn more about this research, please visit this link and this link. This is an adapted article and picture is from this source.

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Can MRIs Tell If You are Cancer Free?

The answer is yes, at least when it comes to breast cancer. Researchers at MedUni Vienna at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy reviewed over 2,000 patients across 14 studies, and made their conclusion. When it comes to having a check-up after taking preventative measures for breast cancer, MRIs are one hundred percent accurate in showing if there is or is not cancer.

This is a huge step forward in terms of cost and invasive measures. It is much more efficient and cost-effective to have a MRI, rather than an invasive biopsy surgery. This study in Italy hopes to one day make MRI mammogram scans universally available for women over the age of 40. However, prices of MRI scans range in the thousands in other countries.

Sound Imaging offers a number of MRI Breast Coils to diagnose your patients at an affordable cost. If you need and other MRI coil, part, or service, please visit our website.

If you would like to read more about this research, visit this link and this link. This is an adapted article and picture is from this source.

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Pigg-O-Stat?

The Pigg-O-Stat is a new device used for imaging needs. It is designed to prevent infants from moving around in a imaging machine. What are your thoughts? Read more at this link.

 

Beyond the Limits of the MRI Machine

A new technology harnesses imperfections that typically compromise MRI exams to create images for consistent diagnoses across the board. These are findings of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and published August 16 in Nature Communications.

MRIs have been around for decades, and as such are integral to all aspects of medical diagnoses. U.S. physicians now order upwards of 28 million MRI scans per year.

Despite this impact, all MRI scanners have the same problem.

During a scan, the MRI uses radio waves to ping objects in the scanner. However, this process is highly variable due to scanners simply being different from one another. It is also dependent on the differences in the object being scanned; one person will always have a different scan from another due to body irregularities. Consistency is difficult to maintain.


Thus, traditional MRI radio waves "light up" some parts of a sample better than others, with imperfections blacking out areas of images. Despite the use of magnetic coils to get uniform exposure, many MR exams today still yield darkened "artifacts."

With their newly coined ‘Plug-andPlay’ or PNP MRI scanning, it uses these dark artifacts in the scanning. No longer are they an imperfection or poor quality. Instead, they are used to further understand the diagnosis.

This research promises less expensive equipment, shorter scanning time, better safety, and increased patient comfort. With Sound Imaging, these are all goals we aim to achieve. To read more about this intensive research, please visit this link and this link. While we still wait for this research to take over the MRI field, Sound Imaging offers coils, parts, and services for your MRI needs. This is an adapted article and picture is from this source.


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Lower MRI Costs, Better Healthcare

In the community of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the Yampa Valley Medical Center has lowered their costs of MRI scans as of August 1st. The overall cost savings for patients amounts to $800, almost half of their previous cost. 

While insurance and deductibles need to be taken into account so each person’s cost varies, MRIs usually cost somewhere between $800 to $1400 depending on the body area scanned. With their lower costs, Yampa Valley Medical Center plans to increase their accessibility to patients. 

It is often difficult to find an affordable MRI scanning center. This stress, along with medical concerns, takes a toll on patients. MRI Scan Group aims to ease this stress and allow MRI scans to be easily available. If you are in need of a MRI scan and cannot afford the high cost, please call us at 858-866-7850. We can help find a facility to assist you nearby at an affordable price. 

To learn more visit MRI Scan Group at this link, or look to our main site if you have any other MRI needs, like MRI parts and services. Whether we offer parts, services, or referrals, we want to be the most affordable option in the market. We want to make sure healthcare options are available to everyone. This is an adapted article and picture, located from this source

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MRIs in the Nanoscale World

MRIs have taken to the nanoscale world to improve diagnoses of several illnesses, such as Alzheimer's. Researchers at the Leiden Institute of Physics developed NMR, nuclear magnetic resonance, microscopes to look at the molecular level. Like the MRI machines we are familiar with, NMR microscopes use magnetic fields as well; the difference is the NMR rely on the magnetic fields that cells naturally create.

During their trials of NMR microscopes, Leiden researchers were successful in having their microscope operate at a record temperature of 42 million Kelvin, close to absolute zero. While NMR microscopes are not new, the ability to detect such sensitivity is ground-breaking. With this capability it is possible to detect how iron proteins function in an Alzheimer's patient’s brain, and therefore develop improved treatment plans. 

At Sound Imaging, we are excited to promote the growing field of MRI research, whether on a large or microscopic scale. We may not have microscopic coils and parts, but we offer various other MRI equipment and services to assist with any MRI need. Look to our site to learn more.  

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What to Expect When Expecting Your MRI

This is a continuation of our series about how to start a MRI facility. This blog post will show you all the steps you need to know from once your MRI has arrived on site to when you can start seeing patients. Learn more below!

1. This step is not so much a step as it is a reminder. As mentioned in our last post, it is crucial to work with experts that are efficient and on-time! If you have hired the best, then these next steps ought to go smoothly. 

2. Your MRI machine will arrive on-site in a tractor bed, and will likely have a few movers assisting you with the removal of the machine. This will require a rigger and a confident engineer to oversee the operation. 

3. You will need contractors on-site to finalize their projects before the MRI machine is placed. This is also the last time to check your RF Shielding before the walls are put up! 

4. You will then need an electrician and HVAC contractor to hook up the chiller and power to the machine. 

5. The engineer will attach the coldhead to the chiller and power supply to minimize helium loss.

6. Installation begins! This includes a number of steps that need a blog post of their own, but it goes along the lines of connecting cables, securing the magnet, and assembling covers. 

7. Now to fill the helium and power the machine on. This step is extra important in terms of safety. There can be NO magnetic objects nearby the machine at this point. Otherwise it can cause harm to the machine or any nearby workers. 

8. The magnet will then be “ramped”. This process involves gradually applying an electric current to the magnet. Ramping safely allows the magnetic field to stabilize. 

9. Once the system has a magnetic field the engineer will proceed with “shimming”. This makes the magnetic field symmetrical as it interacts with any other distant metal objects, like the metal structure of the room.

10. The system will then be calibrated to ensure it is producing at least standard quality images. 

11. Once the system installation is completed and it is confirmed fully functional, system handover will take place. This includes a system demonstration of use, power up/shutdown procedures, instructions on how to monitor the helium percentage, handling any alarms on the system, and demonstration of image quality.

12. Congratulations your MRI Suite is now functional!

This is an adapted article and picture is sourced here. If you have any questions about this process, or want excellent service with your MRI installation, Contact Us. We offer MRI installations and installations for several of our other products, such as SAMM M.D. and MRI Stereo. We know this is a lengthy process, so we are here to assist you. 

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How to Start Up a MRI Suite

MRI Suites are fantastic additions to hospitals or independent sites. MRIs are relatively safe, cost-effective, and overall improve the diagnosing process. To learn more about how you can start up your own MRI facility, keep reading.

As with most smart investments, MRI Suites take a number of steps to ensure the best possible results. Listed below are steps to help you out. 

1. Have a business plan. This means before you even put in an MRI Suite, understand your market, how you will get referrals, know your competitors, and handling of operation expenses. This will take time, but it is well worth it to make sure you have a precise goal and timeline to follow. 

2. Find experts you can trust. Don’t hire the first electrician you find on google. Do research, and find people highly and widely recommended people to work on your facility. Sound Imaging’s has a wide range of experts we trust, so ask us on our Contact Us page if you would like a recommendation. 

3. Is your location ideal for an MRI Suite? Because of the magnet imaging sensitivity of the MRI Suite, it is crucial to learn your landscape of the site. Are there any underground pipes, or busy highways nearby? This can greatly alter your imaging quality, so it is important to choose the best location possible. 

4. Be thorough in your installation of the MRI Suite. If you forget any step in the installation of your MRI Suite, it can lead to poor imaging at best and safety hazards at worse. That is why it is imperative to have experts installing the Suite. Sound Imaging has several engineers that can successfully and thoroughly install your MRI Suite, learn more at this link

5. Work with reliable MRI suppliers. MRIs, like any other machine, require repairs, maintenance, and sometimes need a full upgrade. That is why it is best to work with suppliers that have the know-how of MRIs, and the patience for the process. Sound Imaging offers services such as repairs and service contracts, and even offers full MRI Systems, coils, and parts

We hope this gave you a glimpse into the process of starting up an MRI facility. If you have any other questions about this process, or would like to learn more, please Contact Us at our website. This is an adapted article, and picture is from this source

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Can MRIs Detect Your Intelligence?

Researchers at Warwick University are testing whether or not MRI scans can detect human intellect. Lead researcher Jianfeng Feng took thousands of resting-state MRI scans and compared them amongst one another. 

The conclusion was areas of the brain associated with intelligence, as opposed to brain regions that control motor functions, have more variability than other parts of the brain. For example, one person may have more neural connections in this part of the brain compared to another person; but in a different part of the brain, their neural connections are about the same. Across the board, neural connections have greater variability in this intelligence region. 

This research beg
an many discussions about artificial intelligence and mental health issues such as autism, ADHD, and schizophrenia. Looking to the variability of these neural connections may help us to better understand and treat these conditions. 

At Sound Imaging, we offer a number of brain, head, and neck coils, so you can take a look into your neural connections. If you would like to read more about this research, look to this journal. This article is adapted and picture is from this source

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MRIs and Music, An Unexpected Relationship

MRI Scanning offers a new way of looking at the human body. When MRIs were first available, we were able to detect illness before it spread. MRIs were used only when one was sick and needed medical treatment. However, MRI machines can offer much more than telling someone if they are sick or not. 

Today, we can use MRI Scanning for research, and discover new information. With new information from these studies, we can better understand the human body, and perhaps improve life outside of the the hospital. One such study took place at the Medical Center of the University of Freiburg in Germany. Researcher used MRI machines to better understand speech.

Scientists used magnetic resonance imaging to find out if articulation is dependent on loudness. They discovered that for the vowel /a/, loudness does have an effect on articulation during singing. In other words, they are using scientific methodology to help singers improve their performances. 

At Sound Imaging, we advocate research and the many ways MRI machines can be used to improve the quality of life. We offer a wide inventory of coils, parts, and systems to improve MRI machines in either your medical or research work. One of our goals is to improve the quality of the MRI Suite, so take a look at our inventory to see what we can offer you.

If you would like to see a video of how these vocal organs move in professional opera singer, watch this video. If you would like to read more about this research, look to this journal. This is an adapted article from this page

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