Gadolinium MRI improves diagnosis of shoulder condition
November 13, 2019 -- The addition of gadolinium contrast to MRI scans can bolster diagnoses and help predict the recurrence of a common form of shoulder pain and stiffness among adults 50 and older, according to a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Atlanta.  Discuss
DTI-MRI shows varying results from football hits to head
November 12, 2019 -- MRI scans have revealed a significant reduction in the brain's white matter among high school and junior high football players after multiple hits to the head over the course of one season, according to a study published in the November issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.  Discuss
New details emerge of 2nd MRI accident in Sweden
November 7, 2019 -- Reports appeared in the Swedish press on Tuesday about a second MRI accident that occurred in the coastal town of Varberg in April. This follows the recent incident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, where forensic experts have now completed their site inspection.  Discuss
PET/MRI sheds light on cerebral vascular risk factors
November 4, 2019 -- PET/MRI scans show middle-aged adults with high vascular risk factors have less whole-brain volume by the time they reach their late 60s, but their lifestyle and physical characteristics do not influence beta-amyloid accumulation, according to a study published online November 4 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Details emerge on MRI accident in Sweden
October 31, 2019 -- Details are beginning to emerge about an MRI accident in Sweden in which a hospital staff member was sucked toward the magnet while a patient was being scanned. The patient reportedly exited the scanner bore to help the staffer, who lost consciousness during the incident, early reports say.  Discuss
CEDM, MBI outperform MRI for breast cancer staging
October 31, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) and molecular breast imaging (MBI) are comparable to breast MRI when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CEDM and MBI outperform breast MRI when it comes to treatment staging, according to a study published online October 29 in Radiology.  Discuss
ASL-MRI could help determine meningioma strategy
October 30, 2019 -- Arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI could become a viable complement to digital subtraction angiography in screening for hypervascular meningiomas and determining the need for presurgical intervention, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
New MRI contrast material promises earlier liver diagnosis
October 30, 2019 -- A new gadolinium-based contrast material could form the basis for submillimeter detection of tumors on MRI scans and provide a warning of early-stage liver disease sooner than conventional MRI contrast agents, according to findings from an animal study released October 29 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
MRI restaging for recurrent prostate cancer has its flaws
October 28, 2019 -- MRI has a tendency to either overstage or understage disease in patients with recurrent prostate cancer after treatment, primarily due to the misinterpretation of fibrosis, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Software reveals patient identities using MRI data
October 25, 2019 -- Researchers from the Mayo Clinic are sounding the alarm after discovering that facial recognition software could be used to analyze MRI brain scans and match the data to actual photographs of individuals in research studies. They published their findings online October 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss