MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes
November 22, 2017 -- Researchers have developed a unique combination of radiomics, machine learning, and MRI brain scans to identify children and young teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and differentiate between three types of the condition, according to a study published online November 22 in Radiology.  Discuss
GE unveils new lightweight, flexible MR coil technology
November 22, 2017 -- GE Healthcare is touting a new foldable, lightweight MRI coil design based on what it calls adaptive imaging receive (AIR) technology. The result is flexible enough to fit into your coffee mug.  Discuss
MRI reveals brain changes caused by depression, anxiety
November 21, 2017 -- Major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder lead to abnormal modifications of the brain's cortex that can be seen on MRI, according to a new study being presented by researchers from China at the RSNA 2017 annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening
November 21, 2017 -- When it comes to deciding how often women should undergo breast screening, the opinions of one important constituency are often ignored: women. Researchers from Philadelphia asked women for their preference, and more than 70% said they wanted screening every year, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.  Discuss
MRI discovers heart damage among male triathletes
November 21, 2017 -- Using late gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, German researchers found myocardial fibrosis, or scarring of the heart, among competitive male triathletes. An increased risk of scarring was associated with the amount of exercise performed, according to the group, who will present the study at next week's RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas
November 20, 2017 -- CT scans show that some former NFL players had considerably wider aortas than a random sample of men drawn from a Texas community, even after adjusting for known risk factors, according to a study published in the November issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
Overweight women need more frequent mammograms
November 20, 2017 -- Women who are overweight may need to be screened for breast cancer more often, as these women had larger tumors at diagnosis in a study being presented by researchers from Sweden at the upcoming RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer?
November 20, 2017 -- Is contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) effective for differentiating between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer? The answer appears to be yes, but more research is needed, according to a study published online November 7 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
MGH researchers working on GBCA alternative
November 20, 2017 -- Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have had early success with a manganese-based MRI contrast agent that could become an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), according to a study published online November 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay
November 17, 2017 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) might not be an ideal diagnostic tool for patients presenting to the emergency room with acute chest pain, according to a study published online November 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers found that CCTA increases the length of stay without improving clinical outcomes any more than clinical evaluation alone.  Discuss