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US researchers create wearable MRI detector

May 10, 2018

US researchers led by NYU School of Medicine have created a new glove-shaped MRI component that can be integrated into garment-like detectors to allow clear imaging of moving joints such as bones, tendons and ligaments.

The team believes that the MRI glove prototype can also help in the diagnosis of repetitive strain injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome.

In addition, its ability to image the movement of various tissue types could guide hand surgery by providing realistic images, allow for the generation of a versatile hand anatomy atlas and the designing of prosthetics.