Quantitative MRI could advance prostate cancer detection
May 24, 2018 -- Researchers are reporting early success with a novel quantitative MRI technique designed to calculate changes in tissue volume within the prostate to improve the diagnosis of cancer and better evaluate its aggressiveness, according to a study published in the June issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Novel MRI scanner fits extremity imaging like a glove
May 22, 2018 -- Extremity imaging may never be the same if researchers from NYU Langone Health have their way. They are developing an MRI device that fits over a patient's hand like a glove to image moving joints, as detailed in a study published May 8 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  Discuss
FDA adds 8 gadolinium MRI agents to medication guide
May 18, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to update its information for patients, clinicians, and other healthcare practitioners regarding gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) by adding eight GBCA products to its medication guide.  Discuss
MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation
May 16, 2018 -- MR angiography (MRA) may have an edge over CT angiography (CTA) for diagnosing pulmonary embolism due to its reduced risk of radiation and adverse events, according to a pair of articles by Wisconsin researchers published online in Emergency Radiology and the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
U.S. leads world in MRI availability, use, and price
May 10, 2018 -- The U.S. leads comparable countries in availability, use, and price of MRI, according to data posted May 8 from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The information was published as part of a forum held by the foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare in Washington, DC.  Discuss
MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke
May 9, 2018 -- MRI scans appear to have uncovered abnormalities in certain brain pathways that may cause attention deficiencies among patients who have experienced subcortical strokes, according to a study published online May 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
Researchers link brain tumor treatment to GBCA deposition
May 8, 2018 -- Could the treatment of brain tumors with radiation therapy contribute to the amount of gadolinium deposition in the brains of children who have received gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) during MRI scans? That's the implication of a new study published in the May issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Follow-up MRI not needed after musculoskeletal US
May 8, 2018 -- Ultrasound performs just as well as MRI for musculoskeletal indications, suggesting that a follow-up MRI scan after an initial ultrasound exam may be unnecessary, according to research published online May 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
FDA issues new labeling for gadolinium contrast
May 3, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April published revised product labeling for linear and macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents. The new labeling includes a section on gadolinium retention.  Discuss
MRI reveals effect of mild TBI on brain white matter
May 2, 2018 -- An MRI technique aimed at quantifying changes in myelin content revealed that athletes who have a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can experience changes to their brain white matter that are still evident months later, according to a preliminary study published online May 1 in the Journal of Neurosurgery.  Discuss