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Real-time MRI of moving organs and joints

Researchers at the Max Planck Society say they have discovered how to use MRI to acquire moving images of organs and joints in real time. According to the release:

Up to now, it was therefore almost impossible to image moving organs using MRI. Max Planck researchers from Goettingen have now succeeded in significantly reducing the time required for recording images - to just one fiftieth of a second. With this breakthrough, the dynamics of organs and joints can be filmed "live" for the first time: movements of the eye and jaw as well as the bending knee and the beating heart.

Above is a video of live movements during speech. The findings have been published in the journal NMR in Biomedicine.

Via Medgadget

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