Which DWI-MRI protocol works best for breast imaging?
August 28, 2020 -- When it comes to abbreviated breast MRI, what's the best image acquisition protocol? Researchers from Minnesota tested diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) techniques to come up with the most optimal method and published their results August 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI-trained CAD identifies cognitive impairment
August 27, 2020 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on deep learning trained with MRI data can identify patients with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published August 19 in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.  Discuss
AI software can cut screening mammography workload
August 26, 2020 -- Swedish researchers found that artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection software cut radiologists' screening mammogram workload by more than half. It also could catch more interval and future screening-detected cancers, according to a study published online August 24 in the Lancet: Digital Health.  Discuss
JAMA Cardiology posts corrections to cardiac MRI study
August 26, 2020 -- JAMA Cardiology has posted corrections to a study on cardiac MRI it published July 27, as well as a letter from the authors addressing the errors. The research explored how cardiac MRI showed that patients who recovered from COVID-19 could be at risk for heart complications.  Discuss
Patient tweets show little concern for GBCA retention
August 20, 2020 -- Patients use Twitter to post feedback about their MRI experiences, and although more than 60% of those tweets mention gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), less than 10% specifically address gadolinium retention, according to a case study published August 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI is a good alternative to CT for COVID-19 diagnosis
August 19, 2020 -- Chest CT has been widely used to diagnose COVID-19 disease, but MRI offers an attractive alternative that doesn't require radiation, according to a study published August 15 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Long waiting times for imaging persist in England
August 18, 2020 -- Many patients in England are still waiting six weeks or more for imaging and other diagnostic tests, but the figures for June represent a slight improvement on May, according to a report published on August 13 by National Health Service England.  Discuss
3 lessons for building better AI for breast imaging
August 17, 2020 -- Researchers are exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) can augment radiologists' performance and improve patient outcomes. Presenters discussed their projects that do just that at a panel on August 11 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine conference.  Discuss
How running an MRI service is like captaining a ship
August 14, 2020 -- Running an MRI service is like being the captain of a ship on the ocean, according to a Friday presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference. Smooth navigation depends on effective collaboration with physicists, technologists, and other staff.  Discuss
AHRA: MRI risks need to be actively managed
August 14, 2020 -- MRI safety is a serious issue, and it's critical that radiology departments and practices actively manage it for the welfare of both patients and personnel, according to a presentation delivered August 13 at the virtual AHRA annual meeting.  Discuss