Breast MRI slashes surgeries for suspicious lesions
April 29, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced breast MRI can triage patients with discordant benign breast biopsy results -- helping almost 70% of women in this situation to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Cardiac MRI flags signs of early heart disease in women
April 26, 2019 -- The thickness of the coronary wall is a marker for coronary artery disease (CAD) in women, and it can be visualized using MRI -- giving clinicians a potential tool to recognize heart disease in women earlier, according to a study published online April 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
MRI shows obesity can influence brain volume
April 23, 2019 -- Obesity can change more than the size of your waistline. In a new study published online April 23 in Radiology, Dutch researchers used MR images to link greater levels of body fat to changes in the brain's form and structure, particularly with smaller volumes of gray matter. Read More
5 steps for putting abbreviated breast MRI into your practice
April 23, 2019 -- Breast MRI is the most sensitive tool for detecting breast cancer, but its cost and time requirements often hinder its use, according to a new study published April 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Yet with the development of an abbreviated MRI protocol, the modality is becoming an increasingly viable option. Read More
MRE could measure brain function dramatically faster
April 17, 2019 -- U.S. and European researchers could be on the brink of advancing the measurements of brain function through a MRI brain scan to milliseconds with an MR elastography technique, according to a preclinical study published online April 17 in Science Advances. Read More