ISMRM 2021 News
Bad hair day? Powdered hair products may pose problem for MRI
May 24, 2021 -- Talk about a bad hair day: Japanese researchers have found that powdered hair thickeners can pose a problem when it comes to MRI exams, according to a poster presented at the recent virtual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
AI enables noninvasive tumor pathology mapping on brain MRI
May 20, 2021 -- Machine-learning models trained using autopsy tissue samples are revealing new information on brain tumor pathology from MRI exams, according to a May 19 talk at the annual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
Damadian credits divine influence for MRI's earliest milestone
May 20, 2021 -- One of MRI's earliest milestones -- the first scan of a human being -- may have occurred due to divine intervention, according to MRI pioneer Dr. Raymond Damadian. Damadian shared his thoughts on the early days of MRI in a fireside chat at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
As MRI strength increases, so do concerns about magnet safety
May 20, 2021 -- As the push toward stronger and faster MRI scanners continues, so does concern over magnet safety, according to Filiz Yetisir, PhD, who discussed the potential effects MRI has on patients at the 2021 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting.  Discuss
Radiologists can help reduce disparities around COVID-19
May 19, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted racial and ethnic minority populations, and radiologists can reduce these healthcare disparities, according to a May 18 presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
When are cerebral aneurysm clips 100% safe for MRI exams?
May 19, 2021 -- In daily practice, it's often not known which type of cerebral aneurysm clip was implanted in a patient, and ferromagnetic-type clips were used until the late 1990s. The Dutch Association of Medical Specialists has now written a guideline for developing a local policy to safely perform MRI in these patients.  Discuss
What's radiology's 'new normal' post COVID-19?
May 19, 2021 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane, radiologists can begin to consider what will be the "new normal" going forward, according to a talk given May 18 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
Up to 40% of COVID-19 survivors experience neurological effects
May 18, 2021 -- Up to 40% of COVID-19 survivors experience long-term neurological conditions, and it's crucial that radiologists understand these, according to a May 17 presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2021 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
Macrocyclic gadolinium contrast not to blame for brain deposits
May 18, 2021 -- Macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI do not cause deposits in the brain and may be useful in glymphatic imaging, according to a presentation by Dr. Alexander Radbruch at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
Oxbridge team collects top award for 7T study of long COVID
May 18, 2021 -- Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, U.K., have developed a protocol for proton MR spectroscopy for evaluating brainstem function in patients recovering from COVID-19. They received a magna cum laude award at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual congress.  Discuss