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Making MRIs Safe for Patients With Implantable Heart Devices

New research shows that people who have implanted heart-assist devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, may safely use magnetic resonance imaging .// ..Pacemakers and defibrillators are battery-operated implantable devices used to regulate an abnormal heartbeat known as arrhythmia. Researchers say doctors have feared that the electromagnetic fields of the MRI may heat up metal components o...

MRIs Show Drug Treatment Slows Brain Deterioration on Road to Alzheimer's Disease

According to a new study, the drug donepezil measurably slows the rate of brain shrinkage in some patients with mild cognitive impairment, a pre-Alzheimer’s disease// condition. The shrinkage was measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ....Among carriers of the apolipoprotein E4 (APOE 4) allele, serial brain imaging studies of patients treated with donepezil showed less shrinkage of the hi...

Big Savings for Government if GPs Directly Refer MRIs

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that the Government could save as much as $42 million //a year in the Health Budget if it allowed GPs to refer patients directly for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). ....The details of the proposal are contained in the AMA's Federal Budget Submission 2007-08, which was released yesterday. ....Dr Haikerwal said GPs currently have to refer patient...
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