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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
SNMMI updates guidelines on PSMA-PET imaging
May 13, 2022 -- The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is now considering all PSMA-PET radiotracers for detecting prostate cancer -- whether approved or not -- as equivalent, and it will refer to them as a class ("PSMA PET"), according to a recent update of the society's Appropriate Use Criteria. Read More
Can AI help target breast screening at high-risk women?
May 13, 2022 -- What's the most effective breast cancer screening strategy for women ages 40 to 49? Perhaps no screening at all for those deemed to be low risk by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research based on a simulation model published online May 6 in BMC Cancer. Read More
Diffusion-weighted MRI models can classify breast lesions
May 13, 2022 -- Diffusion-weighted MR imaging models can differentiate between malignant and benign breast lesions, according to research presented May 11 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
COVID-19 anxiety during pregnancy may affect infant brain development
May 12, 2022 -- Brain MRI scans of babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic support findings that depression and anxiety in pregnant women can affect early brain development, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
MRI has upper hand on CT for ovarian cancer detection
May 12, 2022 -- MRI has advantages over CT when it comes to detecting and characterizing ovarian masses, but more data is needed, according to a May 11 presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
MRI shows that PTSD from 9/11 attacks affects cognitive ability
May 11, 2022 -- MRI shows that first responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks who later had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at higher risk of cognitive impairment as they age, according to research presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
MRI method can track spinal disc changes
May 11, 2022 -- A novel MRI registration method can track changes in intervertebral discs noninvasively while characterizing disc structures, according to research presented May 10 at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
Has cardiac MRI reached its diagnostic potential?
May 11, 2022 -- Cardiac MRI has overcome issues that limited its use in the past. But challenges remain, specifically in how it can diagnose cardiovascular disease in women, according to a presentation May 9 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
Video from ISMRM 2022: Titti Owman on MRI safety
May 11, 2022 -- LONDON - Titti Owman has a longstanding interest in patient safety in MRI. In a video interview at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), we spoke with her about the current situation and what's happened in her home country since a serious MRI accident took place in Swedish Lapland in October 2020. Read More
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