MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions
March 15, 2018 -- MR spectroscopy of the brain indicates that drugs taken for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause an increase in the neurotransmitter glutamate, positively influencing a person's mood, according to a study published online March 6 in Neuropsychopharmacology.  Discuss
FDA: Brain coils may cause artifacts on MRA images
March 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to healthcare providers warning them that stainless steel neurovascular embolization coils could cause artifacts on MR angiography (MRA) images.  Discuss
1st 10.5T MRI scans performed on humans
March 13, 2018 -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research are breaking new ground by performing the first whole-body 10.5-tesla MRI scans on humans.  Discuss
PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis
March 9, 2018 -- While the combination of PET and MRI has shown promise for detecting and characterizing some forms of cancer, the hybrid modality does not match the accuracy of invasive sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients, according to a study presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
Focus on FOCUS, a new DWI-MRI protocol for breast lesions
March 5, 2018 -- A new type of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is giving conventional breast MRI a run for its money. Field-of-view optimized and constrained undistorted single-shot (FOCUS) imaging can identify 85% of suspicious breast lesions, ECR 2018 delegates learned in Vienna.  Discuss
ESNR survey taps into future of imaging for dementia
March 4, 2018 -- VIENNA - While there is considerable consensus on which modalities and protocols to use to diagnose dementia, few neuroradiologists feel comfortable using advanced imaging, structured reports, or visual rating scales, according to survey results from the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) presented on Saturday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Evidence-based medicine 'misused' in breast MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - During a refresher course at ECR 2018, breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl said the principles of evidence-based medicine have been misused in the case of preoperative breast MRI, and that's part of the reason why the modality hasn't been adopted more widely by the surgical community.  Discuss
New Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner paces GE ECR launches
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - A flagship ultrasound scanner optimized for the coming age of artificial intelligence, as well as a CT scanner designed to simplify dual-energy scanning, are among the new product introductions in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR.  Discuss
Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Mammography and ultrasound underestimate 30% of disease in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma, according to research from Israel presented at ECR 2018. MRI overestimates the extent of disease, but at least no cancer is left behind.  Discuss