NIH wraps up enrollment for adolescent brain study
December 5, 2018 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has finished enrollment for its Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study, which will be the largest long-term U.S. study to track brain development in children.  Discuss
Can black bone MRI match CT for pediatric head trauma?
December 3, 2018 -- Black bone MRI may be a viable, radiation-free alternative to CT for the evaluation of children presenting with abusive head trauma -- particularly for detecting skull fractures, according to a Friday presentation at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
DWI-MRI may be best for indeterminate lung nodules
December 3, 2018 -- Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) offers comparable or even superior diagnostic performance to FDG-PET/CT for differentiating malignant and benign pulmonary nodules and masses, according to a meta-analysis published online November 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
A SMART way to reduce pediatric sedation MRI delays
November 30, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Having to wait almost two months for a pediatric MRI scan with sedation is no way to run an imaging facility. It's one of the reasons staff at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City launched the SMART program to better serve this young population, according to a Thursday talk at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Trust MRgFUS for prostate cancer ablation
November 30, 2018 -- MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a viable tool for prostate cancer ablation, according to research presented this week at the annual RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Gadolinium accumulation might be more widespread than thought
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Increased signal intensities in different brain regions presumably caused by linear and macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents could be an indication that gadolinium accumulation is more widespread than previously thought, according to a study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
MRI exposes changes to kids' brains from football
November 29, 2018 -- An examination of MRI scans revealed that repeated head collisions incurred while playing football can deform the shape of white-matter tracts -- or bundles of nerve fibers -- in a child's brain, according to a presentation on Thursday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
fMRI finds brain alterations in gaming addiction
November 28, 2018 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) exams have revealed that internet gaming disorder is associated with gender-specific changes in the brain. Men have alterations in brain regions that affect impulse control, while women do not, according to research presented on Wednesday at the RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Siemens releases new MRI, AI for CT, and x-ray systems at RSNA
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthineers is debuting a range of new products at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including new MRI scanners based on its BioMatrix technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for CT, and new x-ray systems.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: Dr. Emanuel Kanal on gadolinium safety
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - One of the foremost authorities on gadolinium safety is Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh. We discuss what's currently known about the issue in this new video from RSNA 2018.  Discuss