RADIOLOGY NEWS
Implantable hearing devices cause MRI safety concerns
August 11, 2020 -- Several hundred adverse events during MRI scans of patients with implantable hearing devices have occurred in the past decade, particularly in patients with cochlear implants, Belgian researchers are reporting at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Holographic anatomy program shifts gears after COVID-19
August 11, 2020 -- A program that uses holograms to teach human anatomy at Case Western Reserve University didn't miss a beat when COVID-19 hit in March. It distributed nearly 200 holographic headsets to students so they could continue learning at home, according to a talk at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual meeting.  Discuss
What will be the killer apps for AI in MRI?
August 11, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) shows potential to have a substantial clinical impact in a wide range of applications in MRI, but image interpretation isn't on the immediate radar, according to an August 8 presentation at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists meeting.  Discuss
Exotic locales for conferences carry carbon cost
August 11, 2020 -- Traveling to exotic locations for educational and business conferences can be a nice perk in any industry. But what's the environmental cost of such travel? An analysis presented at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting found that it can be significant.  Discuss
New radiotracer increases multiple myeloma survival
August 11, 2020 -- A new alpha-radioimmunotherapy agent, Pb-212-anti-CD38, prevented tumor growth and increased survival in multiple myeloma tumor-bearing mice, according to new research published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Take caution when analyzing pediatric brain development
August 9, 2020 -- When analyzing pediatric brain development on MRI scans, imagers should be careful not to make assumptions based on their experiences with adult scans, urged Dr. Ellen Grant at Sunday's president's lecture at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual conference.  Discuss
Cardiac MRI protocols differ for children
August 9, 2020 -- Children present particular challenges when it comes to cardiac MRI, according to a presentation delivered August 9 at the virtual edition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
Staff costs account for much of MRI operational expenses
August 9, 2020 -- The costs involved in staffing an MRI service -- particularly for radiologic technologists -- made up the greatest expense involved in operating an MRI scanner, according to a total-cost-of-ownership analysis presented at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
The 3 advances making MRI better for breast screening
August 8, 2020 -- The future of breast screening may not be mammography but MRI. The technical advances making MRI quicker, more accurate, and less costly for breast screening were discussed at a presentation on August 8 at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists annual meeting.  Discuss
Alternatives exist for reduced gadolinium contrast use
August 8, 2020 -- As concerns about the safety of gadolinium-based MRI contrast persist, radiologists should know that they have a number of alternatives to gadolinium, according to presentations on August 9 at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual meeting.  Discuss