Ultrasound of infants exposed to Zika predicts long-term risk
January 6, 2020 -- Some infants who were exposed to the Zika virus in utero but who appeared normal at birth later demonstrated delays in development as toddlers, according to a study published online January 6 in JAMA Pediatrics. But imaging tools such as ultrasound and MRI can help indicate which children might be at increased risk.  Discuss
MRI sheds light on adolescent brain pathways
January 6, 2020 -- Why does your teenager drive you crazy? A new study used MRI tools such as functional MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging to shed light on structural pathways in the brain during adolescence -- a time of rapid brain development in humans.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2019
December 23, 2019 -- Concerns over MRI safety dominated headlines in 2019, at least according to the articles that were most viewed by members of AuntMinnie.com for the year. Topping the list were two stories about a recent accident at an MRI suite in Sweden, while other MRI safety-related articles also scored highly.  Discuss
Patients at risk for NSF might be safe with certain GBCAs
December 20, 2019 -- Could certain gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) be safe for patients undergoing an MRI scan whose stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease puts them at risk for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)? In some cases, the answer is yes, according to a meta-analysis published December 9 in JAMA: Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Hitachi board votes to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 18, 2019 -- The board of directors of Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi has voted to sell its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm for a total price of 179 billion yen ($1.63 billion). The deal will combine two second-tier players in the radiology industry to create a firm that could compete with the largest multimodality vendors.  Discuss
Report: Fujifilm plans to buy Hitachi imaging business
December 17, 2019 -- Fujifilm is planning to acquire the medical imaging business of Hitachi in what would be a major consolidation of Japanese medical device firms, according to news reports. The deal would marry Fujifilm's strength in digital x-ray and image management software with Hitachi's modality scanner business.  Discuss
AI can accurately predict uterine fibroid embolization outcomes
December 13, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm's analysis of MRI exams performed prior to uterine fibroid embolization can be more accurate than radiologists in predicting whether the procedure will be successful, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
PET/MRI tops MRI in breast lesion comparisons
December 13, 2019 -- PET/MRI is better than MRI alone for the detection and staging of nodes and distant metastases in women with breast cancer, according to a study presented by German researchers at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection
December 11, 2019 -- A newly developed deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) model is lending a helping hand to radiologists reading functional MRI (fMRI) scans, helping them better predict attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online December 11 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases?
December 11, 2019 -- Although FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to a study presented last week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss