Concussion effects vary among former football players December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Repetitive hits to the head and a history of concussions can affect different areas of the brain in former collegiate and professional football players, based on the player's position, according to a comparison of diffusion-tensor MR images presented on Monday at RSNA 2015.
Lose weight -- It makes your knees happy, too November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - A study using MRI has found that if overweight or obese individuals shed more than 10% of their body weight, the degeneration of knee cartilage is slowed, researchers reported at RSNA 2015.
Radiology must 'go boldly' into its future November 29, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Technology and collaboration are radiology's new frontiers, and the specialty would do well to adopt Captain James Kirk's famous 1960s-era statement of the Star Trek Enterprise's mission -- "to boldly go where no man has gone before," RSNA President Dr. Ronald Arenson told attendees at the opening session of the society's 101st annual meeting.
Guerbet sees Mallinckrodt deal as key to growth November 27, 2015 -- Contrast agent manufacturer Guerbet this week closed its acquisition of the contrast division of Mallinckrodt. The move vaults Guerbet into position as a major player in the U.S. contrast market and is a key stepping stone in the French company's plan for growth.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 25 -- Evidence-based US November 25, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the 25th in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. In this installment, Dr. Birnholz discusses a unique interpretation of evidence-based practice, as well as his hopes for ultrasound's future.
Breast MR finds significant cancer that mammo misses November 25, 2015 -- Additional breast cancers found with MRI after mammography can be larger and more aggressive -- and may prompt a change in a patient's treatment plan, according to a new study published in Radiology.
Nonsolid lung nodules carry greater cancer risk in women November 24, 2015 -- For lung nodules detected on CT, certain types can pose a higher risk of cancer for women than men, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago. The results indicate that radiologists may want to consider gender when interpreting CT lung screening scans.
3D MRI uncovers risk of stroke in asymptomatic diabetics November 24, 2015 -- 3D MRI has found evidence of intraplaque hemorrhage among diabetics who have no signs of atherosclerotic disease -- a finding that could greatly increase their risk of an adverse vascular event, according to a study scheduled for presentation at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
MRI finds obesity trigger in obese kids November 24, 2015 -- Functional MRI and functional connectivity MRI have pinpointed regions of the brain that are triggered by the smell of food and influence reactions in obese children, according to a poster presentation scheduled for RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
Tomo-CAD combo targets lung cancer screening November 23, 2015 -- What if you had a lung cancer screening modality that was better than x-ray and nearly as good as CT, but with less radiation and expense? Researchers from Hungary are investigating the idea with a digital tomosynthesis system that they assembled themselves, along with homegrown computer-aided detection (CAD) software.