RADIOLOGY NEWS
Holographic anatomy program shifts gears after COVID-19
August 10, 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
Exotic locales for conferences carry carbon cost
August 10, 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
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
Augmented reality can control MR scanners
August 8, 2020 -- Augmented reality can provide an alternative to traditional MR console software for controlling the scanner and viewing images, according to research presented at this week's virtual conference and exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  Discuss
Are GBCAs really needed for breast MRI exams?
August 7, 2020 -- Are gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) really needed for breast MRI? Not if the technique of diffusion-tensor imaging is used, according to a study published August 6 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Delayed breast cancer surgery not tied to worse outcomes
August 7, 2020 -- Women with early-stage breast cancer who had to delay surgery due to the novel coronavirus pandemic are unlikely to experience worse survival rates, according to the findings of a study published on August 6 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Discuss