Category Archives: MRI

Philips supported PhD program at Manipal University

Philips and Manipal University have been working together on various healthcare research projects since 2004. Manipal University with the support of
Philips healthcare has created a research lab in the area of imaging at Radiodiagnosis department, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. This joint research activity has transformed into a research lab known as Medical Imaging  Research Suite (MIRS) where post graduate interns, research students, radiologists and engineers work together towards healthcare innovation.
Support from Manipal University for this joint research will be in the form of  research scholarship for 3 years as per the University guidelines. In addition, the  candidate will also be eligible for leave and support for the conferences as per  the University guidelines. Philips will support towards the clinical science keys  for the research development and also the expenses of the candidate for  training in the area of MR pulse programming at Europe.

Non-magnetic micro connectors for MRI

Small, robust and extremely non-magnetic! These are the qualities of the new micro-D connectors developed by Axon’ Cable.  These miniature connectors are designed for devices, which rely on magnetism when operating.  This is the case, for example, for MRI scanners where the magnetic field generated must remain constant and stable to obtain reliable and high quality 3D images.

The non-magnetic connectors developed by Axon’ Cable have not only a very low residual magnetic field  (less than 1 nT – about 50,000 times lower than the earth’s magnetic field), but it is also almost impossible to magnetize them.  They cannot, therefore, interfere with the magnetic fields produced by the magnets of medical imaging devices or particle accelerators used by scientists.

 

Biomedical Technology: MRI Guided Breast Biopsy

Motivation: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has in recent years become a popular treatment for primary tumors in the breast, kidney, liver, and etc. However, traditional approaches of guidance such as ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) fail to provide satisfactory placement precision. Although MRI guidance offers the ability to evaluate the completeness of the RFA, those procedures that are currently done using MRI are performed under “image guidance” rather than “continuous imaging”. The goal of this research is to build a multi-DOF device for breast biopsy/RFA that is MRI compatible and teleoperated with a haptic interface. We envision a “one-sitting procedure”, whereby identification of tumor boundaries, placement of the needle, assessment of placement accuracy, ablation, and assessment of ablation accuracy can be done in one sitting, without removing the patient from the scanner or disrupting tumor location, as shown in Fig. 1.

The Basics of MRI : Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Free E-book)

The Basics of MRI

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About the Author

Dr. Hornak is Professor of Chemistry and Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry. He is also Director of the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, a research and development laboratory on the RIT campus. His research interests include multi-spectral tissue classification with magnetic resonance images, near-surface MRI, low-frequency electron spin resonance of free radicals, magnetic resonance hardware development, and magnetic resonance imaging of materials.

636 Biomedical Engineering Project Titles for Discussion

List of projects and titles which i collected from IEEE / WEB / BME mags
BY pragadheeswaran

I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING A LOT OF REQUESTS REGARDING PROJECT IDEAS, KEEPING IN MIND ALL THOSE REQUEST I DECIDED TO PUT IN THIS.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE PROJECT TITLE BELOW, WE CAN HAVE DISCUSSION REGARDING IT & work on for implementation of that project

LOOKING FORWARD FOR PEOPLE’S RESPONSE TO THESE TITLES N WORKING FURTHER IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PARADIGM

MRI fused with Ultrasound for Guided Prostate Biopsy @ UCLA

Targeted biopsy, a major advance in prostate cancer diagnostics, was detailed by a UCLA team in the current issue of Urologic Oncology. The new technology fuses MRI with real-time 3D ultrasound, providing an exacting method to obtain biopsy specimens from suspicious areas in the prostate.

The unique fusion method provides a major improvement in the way prostate biopsy is performed since the current biopsy methods were developed in the mid-1980s, according to UCLA professor of urology Dr. Leonard S. Marks, a study author.