Oxygen cylinder kills South Korean man in MRI accident
October 18, 2021 -- A 60-year-old man at a South Korean hospital was killed in an MRI accident when an oxygen cylinder was carried into the scanning suite during his exam, according to news outlet KBS News. Read More
fMRI sheds light on how trauma affects the brain
October 14, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows variations in how peoples' brains respond to traumatic events -- and that these variations may predict negative long-term mental health outcomes, according to a study published October 14 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Read More
Industrial MRI accidents are uncommon, but can be deadly
October 13, 2021 -- The medical imaging community was sent reeling on September 15 when a worker was killed in the process of moving an MRI scanner from the fourth to the first floor of the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. And although accidents like this are uncommon, they can be deadly. Read More
DTI-MRI could help predict onset of Alzheimer's disease
October 12, 2021 -- MRI with a diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) protocol could help clinicians predict when patients who have a genetic mutation that puts them at risk of Alzheimer's disease may develop the condition, according to a study published October 12 in Radiology. Read More
Evidence may be lacking for automated MRI analysis in dementia
October 11, 2021 -- There's currently a "significant evidence gap" for the use of many available automated volumetric MRI reporting applications in diagnosis of dementia, according to research published online recently in Neuroradiology. Read More
AI accurately identifies artifacts on diffusion MRI
October 11, 2021 -- Artifacts on diffusion MRI can be accurately identified by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to a presentation at the recent Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More
Cardiac MRI is 'technique of choice' for imaging suspected heart tumors
October 8, 2021 -- Cardiac MRI is the "technique of choice" for imaging suspected cardiac tumors, with a high accuracy rate and prognostic value, according to a study published September 21 in the European Heart Journal. Read More
MRI links obstructive sleep apnea and dementia
October 5, 2021 -- Brain MRI findings suggest treating people with obstructive sleep apnea could reduce their risk of dementia later in life, according to a study published October 5 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI of MRI shows success in ruling out cancer in dense breasts
October 5, 2021 -- A deep-learning model dismissed nearly 40% of breast MRI scans without lesions while not missing any cancers in women with dense breasts, offering hope as a triage tool, according to research published October 5 in Radiology. Read More
fMRI shows how brain organizes memories into a single narrative
October 4, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of California, Davis have used functional MRI to show how the hippocampus organizes discrete memories into a single overarching narrative, according to a study published September 29 in Current Biology. Read More