PSFK Pick's: Top 10 Health Innovations Of The Week
We bring you the most stimulating and exciting stories from the world of wellness research.
PSFK has partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim to bring you a snapshot of Ten Innovative Ideas each week that are reshaping the health care industry. Continue reading below for the most exciting ideas from the past seven days.
Patient-friendly MRI Provides New Insight Into Obesity And Diabetes Research
GE unveiled a double strength MRI scanner at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the UK that 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 of 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.