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PET scans show early link between heart disease, brain function
February 16, 2021 -- PET scans demonstrate that middle-aged individuals with early signs of cardiovascular disease also have reduced brain metabolism, according to researchers from Spain. The findings indicate that the early stages of Alzheimer's disease could begin years before dementia occurs. Read More
MRI illuminates COVID-19's negative impact on the eyes
February 16, 2021 -- MRI shows that COVID-19 can have a negative impact on the eyes of people with severe forms of the disease, according to a study published February 16 in Radiology. Read More
CCTA radiomics yields insights into nature of coronary artery disease
February 16, 2021 -- Radiomics analysis of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams found that cardiovascular risk factors such as cocaine use and HIV affect development of atherosclerosis in different ways, according to a February 16 study in Radiology. Read More
Echo screening reduces rheumatic heart disease in kids in Nepal
February 16, 2021 -- Researchers from Nepal used echocardiography to screen children for rheumatic heart disease, finding the kids for whom prophylactic antibiotics could be most appropriate and reducing the impact of the disease in regions where it's endemic. Read More
3D-printed surgical guides enhance breast conservation therapy
February 12, 2021 -- 3D-printed surgical guides can be useful in breast conservation surgery performed on breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, according to research published online February 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
On the Path to Precision Diagnosis: Part 1 -- Strengthening clinical confidence and cardiac imaging efficiency
February 12, 2021 -- Among its other challenges, COVID-19 is leaving in its wake a range of concerning clinical sequelae. In this webinar, learn from radiologists who have used 1.5-tesla MR and spectral CT for improved cardiac imaging in COVID-19 patients. Read More
Short MRI exam shows promise for prostate cancer screening follow-up
February 11, 2021 -- Researchers found that a short, biparametric MRI protocol without contrast was able to find twice as many clinically significant prostate cancers compared with prostate-specific antigen testing in a study published February 11 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
MRI profiles genomic characteristics of glioblastoma
February 11, 2021 -- Using MRI, a team of more than 40 investigators has created a profile of the genes, proteins, infiltrating cells, and signaling pathways of glioblastoma. The findings could translate to better patient care, according to the researchers. Read More
AI can predict need for steroid treatments in COVID-19 patients
February 11, 2021 -- Deep learning-based analysis of chest CT exams can predict if COVID-19 patients will need to be treated with steroids, as well as monitor their progression, according to a recent webinar presentation. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine may skew breast MRI results
February 10, 2021 -- The COVID-19 vaccine appears to increase incidence of axillary lymphadenopathy on breast MRI -- thus boosting women's risk of unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published February 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More