NYC tourists + rental bike - helmet = trip to ER
February 6, 2018 -- Is the growing popularity of rental bikes in New York City driving an increase in the number of bicycle-related trauma cases being seen in the city's emergency rooms (ERs)? It might, if new information from a hospital that treats people injured in Central Park is any indication.  Discuss
10 top tips on best use of MR enterography in small bowel
February 6, 2018 -- Used properly, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can play a valuable clinical role in a variety of small-bowel disorders, according to Iranian researchers, who have revealed the 10 main lessons learned from conducting around 1,100 examinations over the past four years.  Discuss
Whole-body MRI gains momentum for oncology cases
February 6, 2018 -- Whole-body MRI is an emerging clinical tool for accurate and early assessment of oncology patients in a single, noninvasive technique, Egyptian researchers have found. It's a reliable, reproducible method that is ideal for follow-up, they added.  Discuss
Zika's effects hard to detect on ultrasound, MRI
February 5, 2018 -- A new animal study published February 5 in Nature Medicine illustrates the challenges in detecting how the Zika virus affects the fetuses of infected mothers. Researchers found that the Zika virus caused injury to the brains of fetal macaque monkeys that was hard to detect with ultrasound and even MRI.  Discuss
Macrocyclic GBCA again shows less signal intensity in kids
February 2, 2018 -- A study from Germany in the February issue of Investigative Radiology found that the use of a linear gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) resulted in increased signal intensity in two brain regions in pediatric patients, compared with the use of a macrocyclic GBCA.  Discuss
MRI scan volume drops in 2017, but new purchases planned
January 30, 2018 -- Bucking a consistently upward trend, the total number of MRI procedures in the U.S. decreased in 2017 for the first time in two decades, as procedures shifted from independent standalone facilities to hospital-based imaging centers, according to a new market research report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite
January 29, 2018 -- A visit to see his mother-in-law in a state-run hospital in India turned tragic for an Indian man who was killed when an oxygen cylinder he was carrying pulled him into the bore of an MRI scanner.  Discuss
Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment
January 25, 2018 -- Perfusion MR and CT images can help clinicians identify stroke patients who could benefit from therapy later than previously thought -- up to 16 hours after the event, according to a study published online January 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Machine learning predicts working-memory performance
January 23, 2018 -- Can the combination of a machine-learning algorithm and diffusion MRI metrics of brain white-matter microstructure serve as a useful method for the early prediction of working-memory impairment? It appears possible, according to recent research from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence, brain MRI aid kids with hearing loss
January 15, 2018 -- U.S. and Chinese researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that analyzes MRI brain scans to predict how well deaf children may be able to develop language skills after receiving a cochlear implant, according to a study published online January 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss