Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field to image the body and is known as the gold standard in diagnostic imaging. This non-invasive imaging technique can be used to diagnose several medical conditions because of its superior ability to visualize soft tissue. Continue reading at news-medical.net.
Renewed interest in catheters that are compatible with magnetic resonance imaging has led Zeus (Orangeburg, SC) to develop a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) monofilament that can be used to replace stainless steel in wire braiding applications. As minimally invasive surgical procedures become increasingly complex, physicians require improved visualization of soft tissue, making metals undesirable in these types of medical devices. The company will feature this technology at MD&M Minneapolis, which is co-located with PLASTEC Minneapolis, at the Minneapolis Convention Center on September 21 and 22. Continue reading on plasticstoday.com.