Deep learning performs superresolution MSK MRI
April 11, 2018 -- A deep-learning algorithm can transform low-resolution, thick-slice knee MR images into high-resolution, thin-slice images -- potentially yielding faster image acquisition, lower costs, and fewer motion artifacts in musculoskeletal MRI, according to research published online in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  Discuss
Report to blame 'overburdened' staff for fatal MRI scan
April 10, 2018 -- A preliminary report into the death of a man pulled into the bore of an MRI scanner at an Indian hospital will blame an "overburdened" staff at the Mumbai hospital for not following proper security and safety procedures at the time of the January accident.  Discuss
MRI technique could let cardiac patients breathe easier
April 10, 2018 -- Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are giving the term multitasking a new meaning by developing an MRI technique that eliminates breath-holds and shortens cardiac scan time, according to a paper published online April 9 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  Discuss
MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains
April 9, 2018 -- Babies whose mothers took medication to control their depression were found to have significantly more gray matter on MRI scans in several brain regions than infants whose mothers did not receive medication for their condition, according to a study published online April 9 in JAMA Pediatrics.  Discuss
MRI contrast: Unnecessary for follow-up in meningioma?
April 5, 2018 -- In the routine follow-up of patients with intracranial meningioma, unenhanced MRI scans are as effective in evaluating the disease as imaging with gadolinium contrast, according to a study from Turkey presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
U.S. proposes tariffs on medical imaging scanners from China
April 4, 2018 -- The medical imaging industry has been dragged into the brewing trade war between the U.S. and China. A U.S. federal agency has published a list of 1,300 products imported from China that could be slapped with import tariffs of 25%, with most of the major medical imaging modalities appearing on the list.  Discuss
Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women?
March 30, 2018 -- More than 80% of screening breast MRI exams are performed on women for whom the test is not necessarily recommended -- that is, women with a lifetime risk for the disease of less than 20%, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss
DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids
March 27, 2018 -- Researchers using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) may have discovered an underlying cause of abnormal brain development among preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published online March 26 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD
March 26, 2018 -- MRI scans have uncovered reduced volume in key regions of the brain that help control the behavior of young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online March 26 in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  Discuss
Machine learning may identify medulloblastoma subtypes
March 22, 2018 -- The combination of machine learning and radiomics can predict the molecular subtypes of medulloblastoma, paving the way for early diagnosis and better treatment of this common cancerous pediatric brain tumor, according to research presented last week at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss