3D T2 maps enhance assessment of myocarditis on MRI
January 25, 2021 -- A free-breathing, 3D whole-heart T2 MRI mapping sequence can efficiently and reproducibly quantify myocardial T2 times in patients with suspected myocarditis, and potentially even detect more cases of cardiac inflammation than standard 2D T2 maps, according to research published online January 19 in Radiology. Read More
MRI helps identify problems with buttock augmentation
January 25, 2021 -- Silicone fillers and injections of the buttocks are becoming increasingly common as individuals seek the perfect shape without plastic surgery. But the long-term consequences of such injections are also becoming more prevalent, creating a role for MRI to help identify problems. Read More
fMRI gets to the bottom of smell, taste dysfunction from COVID-19
January 22, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) was helpful for evaluating persistent smell and taste dysfunction in a patient with COVID-19, according to a case report published January 22 in JAMA Neurology. The orbitofrontal cortex appears to be particularly relevant in understanding the cause of symptoms, Kuwaiti researchers reported. Read More
AI, radiomics predicts prostate cancer recurrence
January 19, 2021 -- A diagnostic model that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of radiomics features on multiparametric MRI can predict the likelihood of prostate cancer recurrence prior to surgical treatment, enabling preoperative risk stratification of patients, according to research published in the January issue of EBioMedicine. Read More
Can MRI-guided breast biopsy evaluate chemo response?
January 19, 2021 -- MRI-guided breast biopsy looks like a promising method to evaluate complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast cancer, according to the findings of a pilot study published January 15 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
HIV drugs correlate with lower brain volumes on MRI
January 15, 2021 -- One of the largest-ever neuroimaging studies of individuals with HIV used MRI to reveal that lower current CD4+ T-cell counts were associated with smaller hippocampal and thalamic volumes in the brain. Also, the subset of participants not receiving treatment had smaller putamen volumes, according to findings published January 15 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Is there a place for whole-body cancer screening?
January 12, 2021 -- A whole-body imaging cancer screening program could be an effective way to detect early-stage cancer among a motivated screening population, according to a study from Japan published January 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
X-ray, CT resolve MRI bullet fragment safety
January 5, 2021 -- X-ray and CT can help clinicians determine whether it is safe for patients with embedded bullet fragments to undergo MRI for other indications such as brain cancer, spinal cord injury, or joint disorders, according to a study published December 29 in the American Journal of Roetgenology. Read More
Study finds COVID-19 brain damage but no infection
January 4, 2021 -- A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found brain damage in patients who died of COVID-19 but no signs of SARS-CoV-2 in tissue samples. The research was published December 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Synthetic CT bests MRI in sacroiliitis patients
December 23, 2020 -- MRI-based synthetic CT images are better than T1-weighted MRI images at identifying structural lesions in patients with suspected sacroiliitis, according to a study published December 22 in Radiology. Read More