Can MRI-guided breast biopsy evaluate chemo response?
January 15, 2021 -- MRI-guided breast biopsy looks like a promising method to evaluate complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast cancer, according to the findings of a pilot study published January 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Is there a place for whole-body cancer screening?
January 12, 2021 -- A whole-body imaging cancer screening program could be an effective way to detect early-stage cancer among a motivated screening population, according to a study from Japan published January 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
X-ray, CT resolve MRI bullet fragment safety
January 5, 2021 -- X-ray and CT can help clinicians determine whether it is safe for patients with embedded bullet fragments to undergo MRI for other indications such as brain cancer, spinal cord injury, or joint disorders, according to a study published December 29 in the American Journal of Roetgenology.  Discuss
Study finds COVID-19 brain damage but no infection
January 4, 2021 -- A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found brain damage in patients who died of COVID-19 but no signs of SARS-CoV-2 in tissue samples. The research was published December 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Synthetic CT bests MRI in sacroiliitis patients
December 23, 2020 -- MRI-based synthetic CT images are better than T1-weighted MRI images at identifying structural lesions in patients with suspected sacroiliitis, according to a study published December 22 in Radiology.  Discuss
FDA clears Canon's Speeder protocol for 3D MRI
December 22, 2020 -- Canon Medical Systems has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Compressed Speeder technology for use with 3D sequences on Canon's Vantage Orian 1.5-tesla MRI system.
Patient report to FDA describes MRI face mask burn
December 9, 2020 -- A patient report submitted in October to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) describes a third-degree burn a patient sustained while wearing a face mask during an MRI exam.  Discuss
MRI radiomics predicts axillary lymph node metastasis
December 8, 2020 -- In patients with early-stage breast cancer, "signatures" derived from MRI radiomics and patient clinical risk characteristics can be utilized to preoperatively predict axillary lymph node metastasis as well as disease-free survival, according to research published online December 8 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
FDA issues face mask warning for MRI exams
December 7, 2020 -- After a patient's face was burned from metal in a mask during a 3-tesla MRI scan, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 7 issued reminder guidance to patients and healthcare providers regarding wearing metal during MRI exams.  Discuss
MRI shines light on U-2 pilots' brain health
December 7, 2020 -- U.S. Air Force researchers using MRI to assess the brain health of pilots of the U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft have found that age is a bigger factor in negative brain changes than decompression episodes during flight, according to research presented at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss