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
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
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
Practices can 'recover wisely' from COVID-19
August 13, 2020 -- It's possible for radiology practices to "recover wisely" to pre-COVID-19 imaging volumes, according to a study published August 10 in Academic Radiology. It comes down to close monitoring of data, researchers believe.  Discuss
Follow-up SPECT/CT scan tracks radionuclide dose
August 13, 2020 -- Australian researchers have developed a technique that uses a follow-up SPECT/CT scan after radionuclide therapy to personalize the radiation dose delivered, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss