SMRT: Simple solution improves 7T field homogeneity
May 17, 2019 -- MONTREAL - While 7-tesla MRI offers high resolution and strong contrast, its shortcoming is the lack of field homogeneity. This can be addressed with the use of dielectric pads, according to poster research presented at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) annual meeting.  Discuss
Shear-wave elastography useful for assessing rectal tumor depth
May 17, 2019 -- Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a useful way to evaluate the depth of invasion of rectal tumors, offering clinicians another tool for preoperative surgery staging, according to a study published online May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
ISMRM: AI paves the way for precision medicine
May 16, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging could open the door for huge advances in healthcare by assisting in diagnosis, the understanding of disease development, and the prediction of patient outcomes, according to a talk at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Video from ISMRM 2019: Larry Wald on new portable MRI designs
May 16, 2019 -- MONTREAL - MRI is known for a lot of things, but portability isn't one of them. That could change if work on portable MRI scanners comes to fruition. Larry Wald, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School discusses his group's work in this video from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) conference.  Discuss
Video from ISMRM 2019: Dr. Elizabeth Morris on diversity and inclusion
May 16, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Diversity and inclusion have become major topics not only in healthcare but throughout society. In this video interview at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Dr. Elizabeth Morris discusses what the group is doing to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion at its meeting.  Discuss
ISMRM: MRI contradicts cancer treatment's effect on myelin
May 16, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Results from two MR imaging techniques have Canadian researchers challenging the thinking that treatment for pediatric brain tumors damages myelin, according to a study presented Wednesday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Walmart charts new course by steering workers to high-quality imaging centers
May 16, 2019 -- Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, is worried that too many of its workers are having health conditions misdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary surgery and wasted health spending.  Discuss
Breast lesions more evident on DBT compared with FFDM
May 16, 2019 -- Breast cancers are more conspicuous on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), especially on the craniocaudal view, according to a study published online May 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients
May 16, 2019 -- Body composition measurements -- specifically visceral adipose tissue and muscle radiodensity -- obtained from the routine CT scans of patients with colorectal cancer could help identify those at the greatest risk of major adverse cardiac events, according to an article published online May 16 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
ISMRM: Deep learning moves toward clinical practice
May 15, 2019 -- MONTREAL - The number of deep-learning algorithms available for radiology applications is rapidly increasing, and it's time to figure out how to make these tools clinically relevant, according to a presentation Tuesday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.  Discuss