Expansion of AI tools highlights GE at RSNA
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - New advancements in its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) program are a major focus in the RSNA 2019 booth of GE Healthcare. The company is rolling out Edison-based tools across multiple modalities, while also highlighting new developments in CT, MRI, interventional, and x-ray.  Discuss
MRI-guided prostate cancer treatment shows promise
December 2, 2019 -- Researchers are touting the efficacy of a new, incision-free MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound to treat prostate cancer and benign enlargement of the prostate gland in a multicenter study. Findings were presented Monday at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Canon launches spectral CT, digital PET/CT at RSNA
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new wide-area spectral CT scanner with data reconstruction based on artificial intelligence, a new fully digital PET/CT scanner, and enhancements in ultrasound, MRI, and interventional imaging are among the highlights in the RSNA 2019 booth of Canon Medical Systems USA.  Discuss
MRI contrast ferumoxytol causes very few side effects
November 29, 2019 -- Could ferumoxytol replace gadolinium-based contrast agents for some MRI scans? It is a possibility, given that it is well tolerated by patients with chronic kidney disease and caused no serious adverse events, according to a study published in the December issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Add MRI to breast screening for fewer interval cancers
November 27, 2019 -- In a large Dutch study, using supplemental MRI screening in women with extremely dense breast tissue and normal mammograms resulted in significantly fewer interval cancers than using mammography alone.  Discuss
DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage
November 26, 2019 -- Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) have revealed signs of brain damage in the white matter of overweight children, which could be related to several key inflammatory markers, according to a study scheduled for presentation next week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Focused ultrasound treatment to brain relieves tremors
November 26, 2019 -- Applying treatments of MR-guided focused ultrasound to the brain can be an effective therapy for people with essential tremor, as well as tremor related to Parkinson's disease, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
fMRI finds opioids may alter brain function in babies
November 26, 2019 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) has shown that prenatal exposure to opioids may alter brain function in babies, according to research scheduled to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
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