Is this MRI-guided procedure worthy of epilepsy patients?
November 25, 2019 -- An MRI-guided therapy for patients with epilepsy who are resistant to drug treatment has shown that it can extend quality of life. But the technique also comes at a greater cost than surgery, according to a study published online November 20 in PLOS One.  Discuss
MRI scoring system could predict liver transplant need
November 21, 2019 -- European researchers have developed a functional liver imaging score that uses gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI to help predict which patients with advanced chronic liver disease might need a transplant or are at greater risk of mortality, according to a study published online November 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
fMRI shows how brains rebound from hemispherectomy
November 19, 2019 -- A new study published online November 19 in Cell Reports sheds new light on how some people are able to recover from hemispherectomy -- removal of half their brain -- and still function at a high level. Functional MRI (fMRI) demonstrated how the brain compensates by restoring communication in certain areas to compensate for the loss.  Discuss
Which MRI sequences can best handle metal braces?
November 19, 2019 -- What is the best way to overcome artifacts in patients wearing metallic orthodontic devices? The authors of a new study published November 12 in Radiology recommend slight modifications in functional MRI and diffusion-tensor MR imaging sequences to complete the task.  Discuss
7T MRI finds promising MS biomarker
November 13, 2019 -- Using 7-tesla MRI scans, researchers have identified a potentially valuable biomarker of brain inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that could shed light on how the disease progresses, according to a study published online November 12 in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.  Discuss
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