Most MRI-related adverse events are preventable
August 23, 2019 -- A review of more than 1,500 adverse events over 10 years in MRI suites reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that many of these incidents are preventable, according to a study published online August 16 in Medical Physics.  Discuss
3T MRI can identify visual sign to distinguish MS
August 22, 2019 -- European researchers have identified a visual sign on 3-tesla MR images that effectively diagnoses and distinguishes multiple sclerosis (MS) from other conditions with similar symptoms, according to a study published August 19 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
MRI shows vaping compromises vascular function
August 20, 2019 -- Findings from MRI scans show that vaping immediately affects vascular function, even when the liquid solution contained in the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) does not contain nicotine, according to a study published August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy
August 20, 2019 -- Pregnant women are four times more likely to undergo an MRI scan with a gadolinium-based contrast agent in their first trimester than in their final six months of pregnancy, a finding that indicates many are scanned before they know they are pregnant, according to a study published online August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues
August 16, 2019 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze clinical reports in electronic health records can accurately identify patients who have implantable devices that pose a safety risk for MRI exams, according to research published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows effect of Ritalin on kids' brains
August 16, 2019 -- MR images indicate that methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, can affect certain areas of white matter in the brains of preteen children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a Dutch study published online August 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
7T MRI and 3D printing uncover signs of severe MS
August 14, 2019 -- A combination of 7-tesla MRI and 3D printing technology has revealed that patients with a growing number of chronic active brain lesions are also more likely to have more debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including individuals receiving standard treatment. The findings were published online August 12 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
MRI links high blood pressure with white-matter lesions
August 14, 2019 -- MRI scans have linked higher blood pressure with greater accumulation of white-matter lesions in the brain, demonstrating the benefits of intensive blood pressure control in hypertensive adults, according to research published August 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
mpMRI reduces unnecessary prostate biopsies
August 9, 2019 -- Using multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) to image men suspected of having prostate cancer can reduce unnecessary biopsies by more than a third and increase the detection of clinically significant disease by more than 50%, according to a meta-analysis published online August 7 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
MRI shows routine football hits damage the brain
August 8, 2019 -- Brain MRIs have shown that it's not just concussions that damage the brains of football players but also routine hits over the course of a season, according to a study published online August 7 in Science Advances.  Discuss