Phase-contrast CT captures microscopic details of mummy
September 25, 2018 -- What can today's radiology professionals learn from CT scans of the ancient past? Plenty, according to Swedish researchers, who used a technique called phase-contrast CT to reveal micron-sized details in a mummified hand and published their findings online September 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
Imaging-based autopsy matches traditional approach
September 25, 2018 -- Rates of autopsy are declining, for a variety of cultural and economic reasons. But autopsy still offers valuable information about an individual's cause of death. Could an imaging-based approach replace traditional autopsy? Dutch researchers investigated this question in a study published September 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI advances prostate cancer detection
September 25, 2018 -- PET/MRI scans with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled radiopharmaceutical that homes in on prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-11 could become a mainstay in prostate cancer detection, given its ability to significantly outperform multiparametric MRI alone, according to a study published online September 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
Early MRI aids in prognosis for severe TBI
September 25, 2018 -- By performing an MRI scan soon after traumatic brain injury (TBI), clinicians can more quickly gather prognostic information based on the type and specific location of the injury, according to a study by researchers from Saudi Arabia and published in the Journal of Affected Disorders.  Discuss
Patient navigators help black women with mammograms
September 25, 2018 -- Black women who face barriers to healthcare are more likely to get follow-up mammograms if patient navigators are available to assist them, according to a study published on September 24 in the journal Cancer.  Discuss
MRgFUS offers less-invasive fibroid fix
September 24, 2018 -- MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) compares well with laparoscopic myomectomy for treating uterine fibroids, offering women a nonsurgical, fertility-preserving alternative for dealing with the condition, according to a study published online September 11 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Discuss
How can virtual reality bolster image interpretation?
September 24, 2018 -- Integrating virtual reality directly into the radiology workflow can offer radiologists new, intuitive ways to interact with medical imaging data, both individually and in concert with other physicians, say researchers from Canada in an article recently published online in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
AI helps uncover clues for Alzheimer's disease in MRI data
September 24, 2018 -- Making use of both gray-matter morphometry and white-matter tractography techniques, the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and multimodality MRI can accurately predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer's disease, enabling early treatment, according to research published on  Discuss
CT decision aid cuts follow-up imaging in kids with trauma
September 21, 2018 -- Shared decision-making using a decision aid did not reduce the use of head CT for children with minor head injury, but it did improve parental knowledge and engagement and ultimately decrease downstream imaging, according to an article published online September 21 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
7T fMRI, AI illustrate how memories help with daily activities
September 21, 2018 -- Could it simply be déjà vu all over again? In a study published online September 19 in Neuron, European researchers used 7-tesla functional MRI (fMRI) scans and artificial intelligence (AI) to determine how the brain connects with a person's memory and past experiences to solve daily problems.  Discuss
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