MRI profiles genomic characteristics of glioblastoma
February 11, 2021 -- Using MRI, a team of more than 40 investigators has created a profile of the genes, proteins, infiltrating cells, and signaling pathways of glioblastoma. The findings could translate to better patient care, according to the researchers. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine may skew breast MRI results
February 10, 2021 -- The COVID-19 vaccine appears to increase incidence of axillary lymphadenopathy on breast MRI -- thus boosting women's risk of unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published February 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
IMV: MRI procedure volume fell 35% in 2020
February 8, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic most likely led to a 35% drop in MRI procedure volume in the U.S. in 2020, according to a new report from IMV Medical Information Division. While procedure volume bounced back toward the end of 2020, it is still below prepandemic levels. Read More
Nano-MRI outduels PSMA-PET/CT for prostate cancer
February 5, 2021 -- Clinicians looking to accurately classify suspicious lymph nodes in prostate cancer patients could have another effective noninvasive option with a unique contrast-enhanced MR imaging technique, according to a study published online January 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
MRI-targeted biopsy shows value in prostate cancer
February 5, 2021 -- Multiparametric MRI-targeted biopsy for clinically significant prostate cancer can yield detection rates similar to systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy, while potentially enabling over one-third of prostate biopsies to be avoided, according to research published online February 4 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
MRgFUS shows promise for prostate cancer treatment
February 4, 2021 -- MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) shows promise as an alternative to surgery or radiation therapy in patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer, according to a study published February 2 in Radiology. Read More
USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening
February 2, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is advising against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population in a final recommendation statement published February 2 in JAMA. Read More
Preclinical lung imaging offers effective evaluation of drug candidates
February 1, 2021 -- Drug discovery and development are arduous and costly endeavors, with nine in 10 drug candidates failing to gain approval. Preclinical imaging can help pharmaceutical companies more effectively evaluate drug candidates, in particular for respiratory diseases. Read More
Study finds racial disparities in pediatric ED imaging
January 29, 2021 -- Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic children are significantly less likely to receive a diagnostic imaging study when visiting an emergency department (ED) than non-Hispanic white patients, according to analysis of over 13 million pediatric ED visits published online January 29 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
MRI guidance improves epilepsy treatment surgery
January 28, 2021 -- Using MRI to guide stereotactic laser corpus callosotomy for epilepsy treatment is more effective than using a surgical robot for the procedure, according to a study published January 22 in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Read More