Thursday, December 31, 2009

Foot (Midfoot) MRI

Imaging Planes

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Tags: Foot, MSK, protocol, imaging planes

Source:
Moeller T B and Reig E. Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Bones, Joints. In: MRI Parameters and Positioning. Thieme: Stuttgart·NewYork, 2003; 134-136.


New Year's Eve 2010




Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brachial Plexus MRI (I/II)

Gross Anatomy














MRI Anatomy








Tags: Brachial Plexus, MSK, protocol, imaging planes, anatomy

Sources:
Sureka et al. MRI of brachial plexopathies. Clinical radiology (2009) vol. 64 (2) pp. 208-18.

Gerevini et al. Diagnostic value and surgical implications of the magnetic resonance imaging in the management of adult patients with brachial plexus pathologies. Surg Radiol Anat (2008) vol. 30 (2) pp. 91-101.

van Es H W, Witkamp T D and Feldberg M A M. Brachial Plexus. In: Imaging of the Shoulder. Springer: Berlin Heidelberg, 2006; 287-296.


Hip MRI

Imaging Planes



Imaging Protocol

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Coil Positioning


Tags: Hip, MSK, protocol, imaging planes

Source:
MSK Protocols for MAGNETOM Avanto - Hip


Elbow MRI

Imaging Planes



Imaging Protocol


Coil Positioning

Tags: Elbow, MSK, protocol, imaging planes

Source:
MSK Protocols for MAGNETOM Avanto - Elbow


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Shoulder MRI

Imaging Planes




Imaging Protocol (with iPAT)

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Coil Positioning


Tags: Shoulder, Imaging planes, protocol, parallel imaging

Source:
MSK Protocols for MAGNETOM Avanto – Shoulder


Monday, December 28, 2009

FiatLux Visualization Software

Another free medical visualization software, FiatLux Visualize™ Free, from FiatLux Imaging, Inc. The software, designed to run on any computer with Windows, is a 2D/3D DICOM viewer for CT and MRI.



Tags: 2D, 3D DICOM viewer, FiatLux Visualize



Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cardiomyopathies by Cardiac MRI


Tags: CMR, cardiomyopathies

Source:


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, Everyone




Ziosoft 3D Imaging Solutions

zioTerm™ from Ziosoft provides a free basic 2D/3D application to the academic and research community for reviewing DICOM 3.0-compatible imaging data from CT, MR, PET, ultrasound, and X-ray on a local computer connected to the internet. zioTerm is currently not intended for patient diagnostic purposes.



Published features:
  • 3D volume rendering
  • 2D slab MIP
  • 2D fusion
  • 2D viewer
  • Maximum intensity projection (MIP)
  • Multi-planar reformat (MPR)
  • Manual curved planar reformat (CPR)
  • Multi-volume overlay
  • Measurement tools
  • Sculpting tools
  • Comparison tools
  • Snapshot and batch tools
  • Customizable color opacity presets
Tags: 3D, application software, zioTerm, Ziosoft

Product page: zioTerm Basic 2D/3D Application...


Thursday, December 24, 2009

International CT Image Contest by Siemens

A meaningful activity in the CT arena is worth sharing with you all. Getting the highest possible CT image quality at the lowest possible radiation dose to benefit the patients is challenging. Radiation dose reduction is currently the focus of attention of both the physicians and equipment vendors. Check out the Siemens International CT Image Contest - "highest image quality at lowest dose".



Samples of submitted 3D CT images...






Tags: CTA, cerebral CTA, cerebral CTV, coronary CTA

Source:


Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C)



























Tags: ARVD, ARVC, fatty infiltration, myocardial fibrosis, traiangle of dysplasia, protocol, RV 2-chamber view

Jain et al. Role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2008) vol. 10 (1) pp. 32


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Salary Data for MRI Technologists in the USA



Tags: Salary, MRI Technologist

Source: Salary.com, December 2009


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dural Sinus Thrombosis



MR Anatomy of Cerebral Venous System



MR Imaging Techniques























Tags: Dural sinus thrombosis, cerebral veins, time-of-flight, phase contrast, CE-MRA, MRA, MRV, MR Venography

Sources:
F. Allan Midyett F A, Fisher L, and Suresh Mukherji S. Imaging Dural Sinus Thrombosis. In: Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. John Wiley & Sons, 2003; A2.1.1 - A.2.1.12.

Anzalone N and Tartaro A. Intracranial MR Angiography. In: Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Techniques,Indications and Practical Applications. Springer: Verlag Italia, 2005; 109-122.

Leach et al. Imaging of cerebral venous thrombosis: current techniques, spectrum of findings, and diagnostic pitfalls. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc (2006) vol. 26 Suppl 1 pp. S19-41; discussion S42-3.

Bergen D C, Fagnou J M and Sevick R J. Cerebrovascular Disease. In: Magnetic Resonance Tomography. Springer: Berlin Heidelberg, 2008; 329.