MRI

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging is a modern, non-invasive examination method that is used to obtain an image of internal structures of the body. The method is used in brain diagnostics as a tool to diagnose disorders, such as congenital disorders, brain tumours, inflammatory changes in brain tissue, adverse demyelinating and vascular changes in the brain.

The MRI is based on registering the effects of the magnetic waves. This method enables measurement of the absorption and emission of the waves by a tissue which is placed in a strong magnetic field (~1.5T). After the impact of the magnetic wave stops, the previously magnetised protons return to their initial state and become the source of signal themselves. Depending on the type of tissue, the signal differs in intensity. Those differences can be recorded, registered and processed into information in form of a medical image.

The image of the brain structures obtained by this method enables for precise diagnostics.

Nowadays, it has become a priority to create a friendly and calm environment inside the examination room. The person examined is allowed to communicate freely with the control room and has access to entertainment. This method decreases the number of appointments that are moved, cancelled or repeated. It also contributes to the decreased use of anaesthesia during children examination.

Areas of application

Neurology, neurobiology, radiology, physiology:

  • Observation of patients’ brain structures
  • Detection of anomalies
  • Observation of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Surgery planning
  • Creation of maps used in neuronavigation
  • Assesment of the effects of a surgery

Pharmacology, psychology, cognitive science:

  • Observation of effects of the neurodegenerative diseases, anomalies and tumours in order to establish the strategy of a treatment, pharmacotherapy, training
  • Observation of the brain structures focusing on behaviour and cognitive abilities of a patient

Producers and products

Neuro Device Group

Neuro Device Group specialise in the development of innovative solutions in the field of therapy, diagnostics, and scientific research of the brain and the central nervous system, providing the world with solutions that change the quality of human life.

Neuro Device Group

Neuro Device Camri ™

Neuro Device Camri ™

Neuro Device Camri™ is a recording camera designed for diagnostics and testing in MRI scanners. The use of the device increases the safety of the test subjects and the effectiveness of MR tests.

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Neuro Device Scent ™

Neuro Device Scent ™

Neuro Device Scent™ is a system for measuring reactions of human neuronal system to scents during sensory analysis and examination of the nervous system.

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Neuro Device Tacti ™

Neuro Device Tacti ™

Neuro Device Tacti™ – Tactile stimulator for localisation of brain sensomotoric areas. It is used for preoperative fMRI diagnostics and functional examination of brain areas.

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NNL

Nordic Neuro Lab is a Norwegian company that has been designing devices and software for the purpose ofresearch with the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) over the past 10 years. Among other, they offer devices for visual and auditory stimuli and panels to measuer patiens’ reaction.

NNL

NordicNeuroLab fMRI Audio System

NordicNeuroLab fMRI Audio System

With state-of-the-art electrostatic transducers, the headphones give a superbly detailed sound, replicating even minute details with incredible precision.

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NordicNeuroLab fMRI Response Grips

NordicNeuroLab fMRI Response Grips

Ergonomically designed for the use in either hand, the ResponseGrip is suitable for a wide range of experimental paradigms. The ResponseGrip is compatible with all leading software packages and also interfaces with a number of third-party hardware devices.

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NordicNeuroLab fMRI VisualSystem

NordicNeuroLab fMRI VisualSystem

With sharp images and brilliant colors, the VisualSystem allows the user to easily present high-quality graphics or text to the patient.

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NordicNeuroLab LCD Monitor

NordicNeuroLab LCD Monitor

With NNL LCD Monitor and its versatility as fMRI, patient comfort, and procedural MRI display, you can do what you do in ways you never imagined.

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NordicNeuroLab nordicComfortSolution

NordicNeuroLab nordicComfortSolution

The objective is to reduce the number of delayed, aborted and repeated scans and to increase the threshold for use of anesthesia in children.

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NordicNeuroLab SyncBox

NordicNeuroLab SyncBox

During image acquisition the MR scanner produces trigger information.

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NNL Clinical Software Solutions

NNL Clinical Software Solutions

A general-purpose image processing and analysis software application with emphasis on the clinical use of functional imaging methods.

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ERGOSPECT

Ergospect – a firm formed in an academic environment, currently based in Austria. Offering wide range of Ergometers for the stimulation of natural reactions of the musculosceletal system for all MR and other scanners.

ERGOSPECT

Diagnostic Ergometer - cardiology module

Diagnostic Ergometer - cardiology module

The Cardio modules of  Diagnostic Ergometer have been especially designed to stress-test the heart in a magnetic resonance bore and are suitable for all magnetic field strengths.

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Diagnostic Ergometer - general information

Diagnostic Ergometer - general information

Ergospect ergometers allow the medical practitioner to obtain information faster and with greater accuracy in order to pinpoint medical problems such as occlusive diseases, stenotic lesions or occlusions, metabolic and...

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Diagnostic Ergometer - muscle and skeleton module

Diagnostic Ergometer - muscle and skeleton module

Ergospect ergometers use the most advanced technology to simulate stress in an MRI bore, to mirror routine daily situations or training conditions.

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Rogue Resolutions

British company maintains strong links between science and medicine, remaining on the cutting edge of new technologies and withn the field of brain research. Offers best-in-class devices for neuronavigation, neuromodulation and neuroimaging, such as one of the world’s most sophisticated NIRS systems.

Rogue Resolutions

Brainsight NIRS

Brainsight NIRS

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a spectroscopic method that uses the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (from about 800 nm to 2500 nm).

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DuoMag XT rTMS

DuoMag XT rTMS

Daymed TMS is a newer transcranial magnetic stimulation solution. Daymed TMS can be also used for rTMS (repetitive TMS).

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