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
MEG might be new way to evaluate concussions
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Could magnetoencephalography (MEG) become radiology's new weapon in its arsenal to evaluate the effects of concussions? MEG's measurement of delta-wave changes could become a key biomarker after a head injury, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Edison at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting. Other major product launches include a new CT scanner family, a new series of nuclear medicine systems, and workflow tools for MRI, x-ray, and other modalities.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: What do we know about gadolinium deposition?
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - New findings are coming out on almost a weekly basis about trace elements of gadolinium left in human tissue after scans with MRI contrast agents. What do we know about this phenomenon, and how serious is it? We talk to Dr. Robert McDonald, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Discuss
MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Nearly a decade ago, CT surpassed x-ray as the imaging modality of choice for lung cancer screening. But could there be an even better option for the test? Researchers from the U.S., Switzerland, and Germany made the case for MRI in a Monday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss