RADIOLOGY NEWS
How running an MRI service is like captaining a ship
August 14, 2020 -- Running an MRI service is like being the captain of a ship on the ocean, according to a Friday presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference. Smooth navigation depends on effective collaboration with physicists, technologists, and other staff.  Discuss
German team makes progress in localizing anatomical ROIs
August 14, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a method designed to accurately and robustly localize anatomical regions of interest (ROIs) for 3D medical data. They have presented their findings at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
AHRA: MRI risks need to be actively managed
August 14, 2020 -- MRI safety is a serious issue, and it's critical that radiology departments and practices actively manage it for the welfare of both patients and personnel, according to a presentation delivered August 13 at the virtual AHRA annual meeting.  Discuss
Partner violence incidents on the rise during pandemic
August 14, 2020 -- The number and severity of incidents of physical intimate partner violence has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the three previous years, according to a study published on August 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
CEUS helps predict chronic kidney disease progression
August 14, 2020 -- Clinicians may be able to use contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) features to help predict which patients with chronic kidney disease will experience worse outcomes, according to the findings of a prospective study published on August 9 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 116: The lockable bathroom
August 14, 2020 -- It's the impossible dream for anyone who's ever worked in a hospital: the lockable bathroom. After Andy breaks up with Ryan, Dr. Roth introduces her to one of the senior radiology staff's most closely guarded secrets in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Thermal burns top FDA list of MRI adverse event reports
August 13, 2020 -- Ten years of MRI adverse event reports show burns from coils and electrocardiography leads during scans are among the most common -- and preventable -- causes for patient injuries, according to a study presented Thursday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
Caution needed with MRI of patients with metallic implants
August 13, 2020 -- The switching of gradient coil fields in MRI scans of patients with metallic hip implants can have thermal effects that imaging professionals need to look out for, according to a presentation at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Women who smoke are less likely to get cancer screening
August 13, 2020 -- Women who smoke are less likely to undergo cancer screening, which often translates into more advanced disease when they are diagnosed, according to a study published August 13 in BMJ Open.  Discuss
Will very-low-field magnets take MRI back to the future?
August 13, 2020 -- In a world dominated by high-field MRI -- including superpowerful 7-tesla scanners ‑‑ is there still a role for very-low-field MRI technology? Maybe, according to presentations at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine virtual meeting.  Discuss