Medical Imaging

Doctors struggle to keep squirming children still for long scans. Now, thanks to faster magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), they may no longer have to worry about keeping their patients still for so long. The above image of the blood flow through the heart of a 6-year-old with a congenital heart defect was acquired in 10 minutes rather than an hour, as with traditional MRI.

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Credit: Michael Lustig, Shreyas Vasanawala, Marcus Alley

via ScienceShot: Medical Imaging, In A Snap – ScienceNOW.

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