Thursday, December 31, 2009

Foot (Midfoot) MRI

Imaging Planes

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Tags: Foot, MSK, protocol, imaging planes

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brachial Plexus MRI (I/II)

Gross Anatomy

MRI Anatomy

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

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.


Imaging Planes

Imaging Protocol

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Coil Positioning

Tags: Hip, MSK, protocol, imaging planes

MSK Protocols for MAGNETOM Avanto - Hip

Elbow MRI

Imaging Planes

Imaging Protocol

Coil Positioning

Tags: Elbow, MSK, protocol, imaging planes

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

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


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


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:, 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

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.