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- MRI shows brain injury in nearly half of ex-NFL players
Researchers have found signs of traumatic brain injury on diffusion-tensor MR images in nearly half of a small group of retired NFL players, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- Bracco gets FDA nod for Lumason US contrast in liver
The long wait is over. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time has approved the use of an ultrasound contrast agent for radiology applications, giving the nod to Lumason from Bracco Diagnostics to be used for focal liver lesions.
- Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel
Radiation from cardiac catheterization procedures is taking a heavy toll on cath lab personnel, according to a study published April 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. Italian researchers found higher rates of orthopedic problems, cataracts, skin lesions, and even anxiety and depression in cath lab workers.
- Researchers: Gadolinium removal drug is needed
A new review of the literature on gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans has found a "significant gap in knowledge" on the health effects of gadolinium accumulation in tissue. Researchers are calling for new clinical studies, as well as the development of a drug that would remove retained gadolinium from the body.
- The power and promise of 3D printing: Part 1
In the first part of a two-part series, we examine the power and promise of 3D printing for medical applications. 3D printing has the potential to unlock medical image data, creating functioning blood vessels and someday even organs. But radiologists should do their homework before plunging into this exciting area.
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