Animal study shows no motor, behavioral brain changes after GBCA
September 1, 2021 -- Japanese researchers have found that mice that were given gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) typically used in MRI scans did not show any motor or behavioral brain changes, according to a study published August 31 in Radiology. Read More
Spectral mammography as good as MRI for breast cancer evaluation
September 1, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography is a good alternative to MRI in evaluating invasive breast cancers, according to research published August 27 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Portable MRI helps clarify stroke symptoms more quickly
August 25, 2021 -- Portable MRI can help clinicians quickly and accurately identify intracranial hemorrhages in patients exhibiting signs of stroke -- information that can be potentially lifesaving, according to a study published August 25 in Nature Communications. Read More
MRI shows long-term effects of concussion on young athletes
August 25, 2021 -- MRI scans show that young athletes with a history of concussion sustain more brain injury from later concussive events compared with those players with no such history, according to a study published August 25 in Neurology. Read More
Prediction models can reduce false positives in breast MRI screening
August 17, 2021 -- Prediction models based on clinical characteristics could help reduce false positives in women with dense breasts who undergo supplemental breast cancer screening with MRI, according to a study published August 17 in Radiology. Read More
Automated MR image segmentation enables AR use for surgeons
August 13, 2021 -- An automated MR image segmentation algorithm can generate 3D models of brain tumors that neurosurgeons can use for augmented reality (AR)-based viewing and surgical planning, according to research published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Read More
New blood test for prostate cancer screening reduces unnecessary MRI
August 12, 2021 -- Swedish researchers have found that using a new type of blood test to screen for prostate cancer can reduce unnecessary MRI scans by 36% and avoid overdiagnosis, according to a study published August 12 in Lancet Oncology. Read More
Can virtual reality improve the patient experience in MRI?
August 12, 2021 -- Having patients wear virtual reality goggles during their MRI exams could go a long way toward reducing their anxiety and claustrophobia during the scans, according to a study published August 11 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Deep learning classifies brain tumors on single MRI scans
August 11, 2021 -- A deep-learning model was able to classify brain tumors as one of six common types on a single 3D MRI scan, according to a study published August 11 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
DCIS shows as nonmass enhancement on breast MRI
August 6, 2021 -- Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosed with conventional breast imaging usually showed nonmass enhancement on breast MRI scans, with a larger median span for lesions than mammography and an increased cancer detection rate of 6.2%, in a study published August 3 in Radiology. Read More