Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?
February 7, 2018 -- Recent advances in scanner technology have made the use of CT stress myocardial perfusion imaging feasible. Just how well it matches up to MR perfusion in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is the central question of a study published in the February issue of Radiology.  Discuss
How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
February 6, 2018 -- Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its ability to increase diagnostic certainty, speed turnaround, yield better patient outcomes, and improve the work life of radiologists, according to an article published online February 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
NYC tourists + rental bike - helmet = trip to ER
February 6, 2018 -- Is the growing popularity of rental bikes in New York City driving an increase in the number of bicycle-related trauma cases being seen in the city's emergency rooms (ERs)? It might, if new information from a hospital that treats people injured in Central Park is any indication.  Discuss
Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology
February 6, 2018 -- While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just adopted machine learning or has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for a while, most hospitals and imaging centers plan to utilize the technology before 2020, according to a new report from market research firm Reaction Data.  Discuss
Flortaucipir-PET could lead in early Alzheimer's detection
February 6, 2018 -- PET scans with the novel radiotracer flortaucipir may provide more valuable information in the early detection of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease than MRI, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
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