GE’s X-Ray Free MRI May Help Solve Obesity Epidemic
Worlds most powerful full body scanner now has fewer harmful side effects, and has increased in size and comfort to accommodate larger patients.
A double strength MRI scanner unveiled at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the UK will enable doctors to do more extensive research into the human stomach without the harmful side effects of long term exposure to X-rays. The added accuracy of the scanner will be crucial in examining the liver, fat and internal tissues providing greater understanding into the causes linked with preventable conditions like obesity and diabetes. The scans will also offer new insight into the internal interactions between drugs, food and bacteria. In addition to providing better imaging, the technology is more patient-friendly, offering more space and alleviating the claustrophobic feeling many feel during an MRI scan.