MRI tracks soft-tissue complications after hip replacement
July 12, 2021 -- MRI effectively tracks soft-tissue complications in patients who have undergone hip resurfacing arthroplasty or total hip replacement, according to research published July 7 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Read More
MRI shows quadricep grafts beat hamstring grafts for ACL repair
July 9, 2021 -- MRI shows that quadriceps tendon autografts lead to better outcomes for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in adolescents compared with hamstring tendon grafts, according to study results presented July 9 at the joint meeting of the AOSSM and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) in Nashville, TN. Read More
With Hitachi deal done, Fujifilm sets sights on healthcare growth
July 1, 2021 -- Fresh off its acquisition of Hitachi's medical imaging business, Japanese industrial giant Fujifilm on July 1 rebranded its healthcare subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe to reflect the newly integrated company. The deal exemplifies Fujifilm's plan to make healthcare its primary business. Read More
Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause myocarditis?
June 29, 2021 -- Do messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines cause myocarditis? Perhaps -- but not on a scale that should prevent people from getting vaccinated, according to two studies published June 29 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Tau PET bests amyloid PET, MRI in Alzheimer's prognostic study
June 28, 2021 -- Tau PET is superior to amyloid PET and MRI for detecting cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease patients over time and may serve as a prognostic tool to help manage patients in the early stages of the disease, according to a study published June 28 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
AI model predicts Alzheimer's disease brain changes on MRI
June 23, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model trained on MRI scans identified variations in brain aging between healthy individuals and those with a type of cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published June 23 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Breast MRI finds more recurrent cancer
June 18, 2021 -- Breast MRI does a better job than mammography in detecting recurring cancer in women who have undergone breast conservation therapy, according to a study published June 11 in Plos One. Read More
Is there a link between COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis?
June 17, 2021 -- Is there a link between the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and myocarditis identified on cardiac MRI? Perhaps, but more research to determine the possible connection is needed, according to two case study reviews published June 16 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
MRI shows how head impacts affect brains of young football players
June 17, 2021 -- A new study further confirms that youth football players who experience repeated exposure to head impacts -- both in games and practices -- have a higher number of abnormal voxels in brain MRI scans. The research was published June 15 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Read More
High BPE on breast MRI linked to BRCA mutation for breast cancer
June 15, 2021 -- Background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on breast MRI has already been linked to breast cancer risk in women undergoing mammograms. Now, a new study has found a connection between BPE and genetic mutations that are indicators of higher breast cancer risk. Read More