Caution needed with MRI of patients with metallic implants
August 13, 2020 -- The switching of gradient coil fields in MRI scans of patients with metallic hip implants can have thermal effects that imaging professionals need to look out for, according to a presentation at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
New technologies will drive MRI scanners of the future
August 12, 2020 -- If you could design the MRI scanner of the future, how would you do it? Tomorrow's MRI systems will use advanced coil arrays, novel sensors, new data acquisition techniques, and machine learning, according to a Tuesday plenary session of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting.  Discuss
CNN cuts interpretation time for 4D flow cardiac MRI
August 12, 2020 -- Using a convolutional neural network (CNN) with 4D flow MRI slashes interpretation time for analyzing imaging data from pediatric patients with cardiac abnormalities, according to research delivered August 12 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Abbreviated MRI rivals full protocol for breast imaging
August 11, 2020 -- The diagnostic performance of abbreviated MRI was comparable to the full protocol in a systematic review presented as a virtual poster at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
Implantable hearing devices cause MRI safety concerns
August 11, 2020 -- Several hundred adverse events during MRI scans of patients with implantable hearing devices have occurred in the past decade, particularly in patients with cochlear implants, Belgian researchers are reporting at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
RF-induced heating poses MRI risk in patients with tattoos
August 11, 2020 -- The permanent tattoos of patients represent an important potential safety hazard during MRI, and the shape of the tattoo is the major factor in increasing the radiofrequency (RF) heating effects, researchers are reporting at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
What will be the killer apps for AI in MRI?
August 10, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) shows potential to have a substantial clinical impact in a wide range of applications in MRI, but image interpretation isn't on the immediate radar, according to an August 8 presentation at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists meeting.  Discuss
Exotic locales for conferences carry carbon cost
August 10, 2020 -- Traveling to exotic locations for educational and business conferences can be a nice perk in any industry. But what's the environmental cost of such travel? An analysis presented at this week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting found that it can be significant.  Discuss
Take caution when analyzing pediatric brain development
August 9, 2020 -- When analyzing pediatric brain development on MRI scans, imagers should be careful not to make assumptions based on their experiences with adult scans, urged Dr. Ellen Grant at Sunday's president's lecture at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual conference.  Discuss
Cardiac MRI protocols differ for children
August 9, 2020 -- Children present particular challenges when it comes to cardiac MRI, according to a presentation delivered August 9 at the virtual edition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss