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- MRI shows adverse effects of U.S. embassy mystery
Some called it an attack with a "sonic weapon." Others suggested it was a case of mass hysteria. But what happened to personnel at the U.S. embassy in Havana has mystified medical experts and political pundits. The mystery is only going to deepen with a new study published July 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in which MRI showed structural changes in the brains of affected embassy personnel.
- MRI staff should keep an eye out for magnetic lashes
They may be small and insignificant, but false eyelashes with magnetic properties have drawn the attention of MRI researchers who are concerned about their potential effect on image quality and patient safety in a new study, published online July 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
- MRI-guided prostate biopsies improve cancer detection
How clinically effective is MRI-guided biopsy for prostate cancer? The modality can greatly outperform transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy results in detecting positive cases, concluded a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
- Study shines more light on GBCA-related adverse reactions
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.
- Radiology payments to edge down in 2020 MPFS
Radiology and interventional radiology would see slight cuts in reimbursement for imaging exams billed to Medicare in 2020, according to a proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released on July 29 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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