Just how good is digital breast tomosynthesis, anyway?
May 17, 2022 -- It's been more than 10 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for marketing. But has DBT delivered on its much-anticipated promise? Experts weighed in on May 16 at the Society for Breast Imaging annual meeting. Read More
Deuterium metabolic imaging making research comeback
May 17, 2022 -- After decades of dormancy, deuterium is surging in research use as a contrast agent for MRI. Researchers discussed deuterium's potential in a talk at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
11.7T MR spectroscopy quantifies brain glucose metabolism
May 17, 2022 -- French researchers have developed a new MR spectroscopy approach to study brain glucose metabolism, a process significantly involved in Alzheimer's disease. They presented their work in an animal study at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
When will programs and policies enacted during the pandemic end?
May 17, 2022 -- The public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to end on July 15, 2022. You will need to know what to expect. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some advice. Read More
Potential for racial bias raises concerns for radiology AI
May 16, 2022 -- A preprint study that raised troublesome questions last year about potential bias in radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms has now been formally published in the Lancet Digital Health with the same conclusions. Read More
Contrast agent pooling on CT suggests imminent cardiac arrest
May 16, 2022 -- Contrast agent pooling on CT -- known as the CAP sign -- suggests patients are in danger of imminent cardiac arrest, according to a study published May 6 in BMC Emergency Medicine. Read More
MRI radiomics identifies subtypes of inflammatory bowel disease
May 16, 2022 -- MRI radiomics and machine learning can enable identification of inflammatory bowel disease subtypes. A study on the research was presented at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London. Read More
Web-based application aids MRI safety assessments
May 16, 2022 -- A new web-based software application can facilitate safety assessments of MRI exams, according to a May 11 presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London. Read More
Video from ISMRM 2022: Thoralf Niendorf on MRI field strength
May 16, 2022 -- Is the future all about low-field MRI, or will high-field scanners continue to have an important role to play in clinical imaging? For answers, we caught up with Prof. Thoralf Niendorf, PhD, at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). He remains an enthusiastic supporter of ultrahigh-field MRI. Read More
How can radiology best cope with the contrast shortage?
May 13, 2022 -- How can radiology best cope with interruptions in the supply of iodinated contrast? Imaging facilities are scrambling to conserve contrast until supplies get back to normal, and a variety of sources are offering advice on how to conserve a material that up to now may have been taken for granted. Read More