Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome
June 23, 2016 -- Performing breast MRI in the supine position in the operating room (OR) immediately after breast conservation surgery may help surgeons better find and assess residual tumors, while patients potentially avoid follow-up surgery, according to a new study published online June 22 in Radiology.
DTI-MRI predicts who will recover from concussions
June 9, 2016 -- Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) hold the key to predicting which concussed patients are most likely to fully recover from their head injuries as soon as a year's time, according to a study published online June 9 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.
Do we need new terms to describe gadolinium exposure?
June 8, 2016 -- Does radiology need a better nomenclature for the problem of exposure to gadolinium from contrast MRI exams? Researchers are proposing new terms to describe the aftereffects of gadolinium exposure that can affect patients but which fall short of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.
New MRI technique links breast fatty acids to cancer
June 7, 2016 -- Researchers using a new MRI technique have found that the presence of particular fatty acids in the breast may be a useful indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online June 7 in Radiology.
MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve
May 30, 2016 -- The brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize themselves and fight the disease, concludes a new MRI study of brain tissue changes published online last week in Psychological Medicine.
ASNR 2016: Race and sex affect who gets brain imaging
May 25, 2016 -- Patient factors such as race and sex influence the use of neuroimaging for stroke, according to research presented at the American Society of Neuroradiology annual meeting (ASNR 2016) in Washington, DC.
MRI, ultrasound combined best assess baseball elbow pain
May 25, 2016 -- The combination of MR arthrography and ultrasound is significantly better than either modality alone for diagnosing medial elbow pain in baseball pitchers who face the prospect of a long recuperation after surgery, according to a study in the June issue of Radiology.
MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis
May 19, 2016 -- Given its high diagnostic accuracy without the use of contrast and its lack of ionizing radiation, MRI should be elevated to a first-line imaging test for patients younger than 50 who come to the emergency department with suspected acute appendicitis, according to a study published in the May issue of Radiology.
Abnormal knee MRI predicts future cartilage defects
May 13, 2016 -- Abnormalities detected on MRI scans of knee cartilage can be a reliable predictor of future defects due to osteoarthritis and could signal the risk of cartilage degeneration, according to a study published online May 2 in Radiology.
Brain MRI reveals how AA prayers work
May 13, 2016 -- An MRI study from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City claims to offer the first scientific evidence that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) prayers may actually reduce the desire of alcoholics to drink.