Prediction models can reduce false positives in breast MRI screening
August 17, 2021 -- Prediction models based on clinical characteristics could help reduce false positives in women with dense breasts who undergo supplemental breast cancer screening with MRI, according to a study published August 17 in Radiology. Read More
Automated MR image segmentation enables AR use for surgeons
August 13, 2021 -- An automated MR image segmentation algorithm can generate 3D models of brain tumors that neurosurgeons can use for augmented reality (AR)-based viewing and surgical planning, according to research published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Read More
New blood test for prostate cancer screening reduces unnecessary MRI
August 12, 2021 -- Swedish researchers have found that using a new type of blood test to screen for prostate cancer can reduce unnecessary MRI scans by 36% and avoid overdiagnosis, according to a study published August 12 in Lancet Oncology. Read More
Can virtual reality improve the patient experience in MRI?
August 12, 2021 -- Having patients wear virtual reality goggles during their MRI exams could go a long way toward reducing their anxiety and claustrophobia during the scans, according to a study published August 11 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Deep learning classifies brain tumors on single MRI scans
August 11, 2021 -- A deep-learning model was able to classify brain tumors as one of six common types on a single 3D MRI scan, according to a study published August 11 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
DCIS shows as nonmass enhancement on breast MRI
August 6, 2021 -- Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosed with conventional breast imaging usually showed nonmass enhancement on breast MRI scans, with a larger median span for lesions than mammography and an increased cancer detection rate of 6.2%, in a study published August 3 in Radiology. Read More
MRI shows link between white-matter hyperintensities and brain health
August 5, 2021 -- Large white-matter hyperintensity volume identified on brain MRI in people with Alzheimer's disease is strongly associated with poor cognitive function, according to a study published July 28 in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Read More
A proactive approach can minimize accident risk in MRI exams
August 4, 2021 -- Radiologic technologists can minimize the risk of MRI accidents and ensure patient and staff safety by following best practices and being proactive, according to a talk on August 4 at the AHRA 2021 meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
First figures released on imaging of Tokyo Olympics
August 4, 2021 -- Over 200 MRI exams were performed in the polyclinic during the first week of the Tokyo Olympics, and 90% of these scans were for suspected musculoskeletal injuries, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. Read More
Assigning dedicated MRI safety roles can reduce risk
August 3, 2021 -- The most direct step every manager can take toward improving MRI safety is to designate individuals with responsibility for MRI safety best practices, according to an August 3 presentation at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More