Brain MRI may predict alcohol abuse in teens
July 8, 2019 -- Brain MR images have revealed large amounts of gray-matter volume in 14-year-olds who eventually go on to increase their alcohol consumption by age 19, according to a study published online July 2 in eLife. Read More
Study shines more light on GBCA-related adverse reactions
July 3, 2019 -- Which factors are most likely to trigger an adverse event from administration of a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA)? The GBCA itself as well as a patient's age, gender, and type of MRI scan could increase chances of an allergic reaction, according to a study published online July 2 in Radiology. Read More
3 ways to reduce unnecessary MRI knee scans
July 2, 2019 -- How can clinicians reduce unnecessary MRI knee scans? Three elements are needed: a standardized reporting template, a grading system to determine injury severity, and clinician education, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Deep-learning model predicts 5-year breast cancer risk
July 2, 2019 -- A deep-learning model created using data from a single breast MR image can help predict the five-year risk for women whose chances of developing breast cancer are higher, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
TRUS bests MRI for identifying prostate cancer
June 26, 2019 -- Combining ultrasound techniques on transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) better identifies prostate cancer than using these techniques alone -- and finds the disease more effectively than multiparametric MRI, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
SNMMI: FDG-PET/MRI improves pain diagnosis, management
June 24, 2019 -- ANAHEIM, CA - By identifying increased metabolic activity or inflammation associated with chronic pain, FDG-PET/MRI can improve care management strategies for a majority of patients, according to a study presented Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Read More
Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization?
June 21, 2019 -- Myocardial perfusion cardiovascular MRI cannot top angiography and fractional flow reserve measurements in determining which symptomatic patients with coronary artery disease risk factors need revascularization, according to a study published June 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More