Errors on prior MRI exams show need for specialty reads
October 16, 2020 -- A high rate of discrepancies on primary body MRI exams acquired at outside institutions such as community hospitals shows a clear need for second exam interpretations by subspecialists when patients are transferred to a new center, according to a study published online October 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Startup BrainKey offers brain MRI direct to consumers
October 15, 2020 -- A California-based startup called BrainKey is offering MRI exams straight to consumers with the pitch that they can explore 3D models of their own brains. BrainKey's backers believe that the service will help consumers assess their brain health and could prompt early care for future ailments. Read More
Impaired blood flow linked to tau buildup in AD patients
October 12, 2020 -- Using MR and PET imaging, researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have found a connection between impaired blood flow to the brain and tau protein buildup in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study published October 12 in the Journal of Neuroscience. Read More
4D MRI could be big leap forward for fetal heart imaging
October 12, 2020 -- Clinicians could have better information about fetal heart health thanks to a new imaging method developed by researchers from London. The team described how they used 4D MRI to measure volumetric blood flow in a paper published on October 5 in Nature Communications. Read More
Severe COVID-19 puts patients at risk of encephalopathy
October 7, 2020 -- A third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 experience various forms of encephalopathy, or altered mental states, including an inability to reason, difficulty concentrating, or memory loss, according to a study published October 5 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Read More
Presurgical cardiac stress testing on decline
October 6, 2020 -- Presurgical cardiac stress testing is on the decline, according to a study published September 30 in JAMA Cardiology. The research suggests that efforts from professional organizations to curb unnecessary healthcare interventions through issuing guidelines has been successful. Read More