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Physicists inch toward atomic-scale MRI

Researchers are improving the first nanoscale MRI technique developed at MIT in 2009 in the hopes of imaging such biological samples as viruses at extremely high resolution.

By September 27, 2013


MRI reveals kids with autism may find human voices irritating

Using MRI to measure brain activity, researchers at Stanford find that kids with autism have a weaker connection between language and reward centers than kids without autism.

By June 18, 2013


Scientists release first 'cinematic MRI' of live birth

The video, which captures the second stage of labor, offers a new view of the position and movement of a fetus through the birth canal.

By June 26, 2012


New MRI 'fingerprinting' could spot diseases in seconds

Researchers say the tech, which could help spot heart disease, multiple sclerosis, specific cancers, and more, may make MRI scans a standard procedure during annual exams.

By March 18, 2013


Music video filmed entirely by an MRI machine

British singer Sivu climbed inside an MRI machine to film the video for his new single, "Better Man Than He".

By February 14, 2013


Artists use real-time MRI footage to create music video

Musician Sivu lies in an MRI scanner, repeatedly singing his new song "Better Man Than He," for almost three hours to make the three-minute video.

By January 28, 2013


New algorithm speeds up MRI scans

An algorithm developed at MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics could reduce scan time from 45 minutes to 15 minutes.

By November 1, 2011


GE, Mayo Clinic to develop prototype MRI brain scanner

The National Institutes of Health award GE Global Research and the Mayo Clinic a five-year, $5.7 million grant to study imaging tech used to study neurological and psychiatric disorders.

By June 8, 2011


FDA approves first and only MRI-safe pacemaker

Medtronic's Revo MRI SureScan is designed for use during magnetic resonance imaging. The company says it will begin shipping the $5,000 to $10,000 devices immediately.

By February 9, 2011


'Open' MRI scanner captures live birth in Germany

Charité Hospital in Berlin says today's MRI of a live birth--the culmination of two years of research as they built a scanner to fit the woman during labor--is a world first.

By December 7, 2010