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.
MR shows more body fat in babies with diabetic mothers
May 12, 2016 -- MRI scans show that babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at 2 months of age than those born to healthy women, according to a new study from the U.K. published May 12 in Diabetes Care.
Cardiac MRI beats SPECT for predicting heart events
May 10, 2016 -- Cardiovascular MRI is a better prognosticator of risk for serious cardiovascular events than SPECT, regardless of a person's risk factors, angiography results, or initial treatment, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Virtual reality exec Jepsen sets sights on wearable MRI
May 6, 2016 -- Virtual reality executive Mary Lou Jepsen has left Facebook's Oculus division for a start-up venture that hopes to develop miniaturized, wearable MRI technology that could be distributed at low cost to doctors around the world.
Novel fMRI technique illustrates autism in boys
May 6, 2016 -- Researchers at George Washington University in Washington, DC, have developed a functional MRI (fMRI) technique that reveals what could be a valuable biomarker to evaluate brain function in boys with autism spectrum disorder.
Oxford spin-off prepares MRI liver software for market
May 3, 2016 -- Perspectum Diagnostics, a start-up company spun off from Oxford University in the U.K., is preparing to unveil a new software application designed to cut down on unnecessary invasive liver biopsies.