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
GBCA study contradicts past gadolinium retention results
November 15, 2017 -- In results they described as "unexpected" and "controversial," Norwegian researchers found levels of residual signal enhancement in the brains of 17 patients who were given a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), with the highest levels found in two patients who received the most doses, according to a paper in the November issue of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows possible link between blood flow, Alzheimer's
November 9, 2017 -- MRI scans have confirmed reduced blood flow in key regions of the brain associated with memory and early dementia in older people whose hearts pump less blood, according to a study published online November 8 in Neurology.  Discuss
Brain MRI shows long-term adverse effects of West Nile virus
November 7, 2017 -- MR images of people who develop neurological complications from West Nile virus show that many of these patients experience brain damage years after the original infection, according to a new study presented on Tuesday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting.  Discuss
Norris lawsuit puts personal face on gadolinium debate
November 3, 2017 -- The controversy over retained gadolinium from MRI just got personal. The lawsuit filed November 1 by action film star Chuck Norris and his wife Gena against 11 firms linked to the manufacture and distribution of gadolinium MRI contrast puts a public face on the issue and could influence the debate over how these agents should be regulated.  Discuss
Action star Chuck Norris, wife file gadolinium MRI lawsuit
November 1, 2017 -- Action film star Chuck Norris and his wife Gena have filed a lawsuit against 11 companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of MRI gadolinium-based contrast agents, alleging that their products are responsible for Gena's severe health problems. The litigation ensures that the gadolinium controversy will remain in the public eye.  Discuss
MRI reveals brain changes caused by space travel
November 1, 2017 -- Long-term space travel causes changes in the brain anatomy of astronauts that can be detected on MRI scans, according to a study published November 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could affect planning for long-term space travel, such as a mission to Mars.  Discuss
MRI shows football position, career length affect the brain
October 31, 2017 -- MRI scans of 61 former college and professional football players have found that damage to their brains from recurrent hits can vary based on their position on the field and the length of their careers, according to a study published online October 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
High-risk women not necessarily getting breast MRI
October 27, 2017 -- Even when common barriers to access such as cost are removed from breast MRI screening, many women with a higher lifetime risk of breast cancer still decline MRI scans, according to research presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego.  Discuss
MRI could be 'game changer' for cardiac arrest survivors
October 19, 2017 -- By taking MRI measurements of the brain's functional network connectivity within two weeks after a patient experiences cardiac arrest, clinicians may be better able to predict their clinical outcomes, according to a study published online on October 18 in Radiology.  Discuss