10 top tips on best use of MR enterography in small bowel
February 6, 2018 -- Used properly, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can play a valuable clinical role in a variety of small-bowel disorders, according to Iranian researchers, who have revealed the 10 main lessons learned from conducting around 1,100 examinations over the past four years.  Discuss
Whole-body MRI gains momentum for oncology cases
February 6, 2018 -- Whole-body MRI is an emerging clinical tool for accurate and early assessment of oncology patients in a single, noninvasive technique, Egyptian researchers have found. It's a reliable, reproducible method that is ideal for follow-up, they added.  Discuss
Zika's effects hard to detect on ultrasound, MRI
February 5, 2018 -- A new animal study published February 5 in Nature Medicine illustrates the challenges in detecting how the Zika virus affects the fetuses of infected mothers. Researchers found that the Zika virus caused injury to the brains of fetal macaque monkeys that was hard to detect with ultrasound and even MRI.  Discuss
Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients
February 5, 2018 -- Researchers from Canada have developed a new augmented reality software that uses a motion-tracking device to display patients' medical images -- such as from CT or MRI exams -- directly onto their body, even as they move.  Discuss
Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'?
February 5, 2018 -- In today's world of "fake news" and "alternative facts," is the debate over mammography screening one of "fake science"? It might be, according to a paper published recently in BMC Medical Ethics from a Norwegian researcher who claims to show how breast screening researchers fit facts to suit their beliefs.  Discuss
Macrocyclic GBCA again shows less signal intensity in kids
February 2, 2018 -- A study from Germany in the February issue of Investigative Radiology found that the use of a linear gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) resulted in increased signal intensity in two brain regions in pediatric patients, compared with the use of a macrocyclic GBCA.  Discuss
Breast density laws mystify primary care providers
February 2, 2018 -- Almost half of primary care providers don't feel prepared to respond to patient questions about breast density, according to a study published online January 17 in the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
PSMA-PET/CT helps spot early prostate cancer recurrence
February 2, 2018 -- PET/CT imaging with gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA-11) could help in the early detection and treatment of recurrent prostate cancer after a patient undergoes radical prostatectomy, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Is deep learning in radiology an art or a science?
February 1, 2018 -- Is developing deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications an art or a science? It's much more of an art at the moment, according to an article from a team led by Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, that was published online January 31 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound
February 1, 2018 -- It's safe to use ultrasound to track thyroid nodules that don't have suspicious features after fine-needle aspiration biopsy -- although nodules with intermediate or highly suspicious features should be evaluated with another biopsy, according to research in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
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