MRI aids in assessing cocaine-related heart damage
June 14, 2019 -- Cardiac MRI's ability to noninvasively provide a microscopic view of living tissue plays a critical role in helping clinicians differentiate between symptoms of heart disease and cocaine-induced cardiac abnormalities, according to a study published June 13 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Shorter MRI protocol reduces sedation for kids
June 11, 2019 -- Researchers from Emory University developed an abbreviated MRI protocol for brain scans of pediatric patients with headaches, dramatically reducing the need to sedate the children, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Surveillance breast MRI is double-edged sword
June 4, 2019 -- Using breast MRI for the surveillance of breast cancer survivors appears to be a double-edged sword. While breast MRI has a better cancer recurrence detection rate than mammography, the modality also can lead to more biopsies, according to a study published online June 4 in Radiology.  Discuss
Stretchable MRI coils on the horizon for MSK imaging
May 30, 2019 -- How much easier would it be to image a knee with a stretchable, wearable MRI knee coil? Swiss researchers are working on this technology for musculoskeletal (MSK) MR imaging, and they reported early success in their work at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation
May 29, 2019 -- In utero MRI does not need to replace ultrasound as the modality of choice to evaluate fetal brain development, despite MRI's ability to catch a few more potential abnormalities, according to a study set for publication in the July issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Deep-learning model detects cerebral microbleeds on MRI
May 28, 2019 -- A deep-learning algorithm can accurately detect cerebral microbleeds -- with few false-positive results -- by analyzing brain MR images, according to research published online May 20 in NeuroImage.  Discuss
CAD software helps avoid contrast use in MS patients
May 23, 2019 -- Using computer-aided detection (CAD) software, 3D laboratory radiologic technologists can determine if patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) need a contrast agent for their brain MRI exam while they're still in the scanner, according to research posted online May 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
fMRI may speed up diagnosis of autism
May 22, 2019 -- Using functional MRI (fMRI) to gauge a child's neurological responses to different visual stimuli, researchers believe they have developed a faster way to diagnose autism, according to a study in the current online edition of Biological Psychology.  Discuss
How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development?
May 21, 2019 -- Chemotherapy performed on women during pregnancy could adversely affect long-term cortical development in their children's brains, according to a preliminary study presented last week at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
ISMRM: Personalized breast cancer screening is at hand
May 20, 2019 -- The advent of better risk assessment methods and more appropriate utilization of imaging modalities like breast MRI open the door for personalized breast cancer screening strategies, according to a presentation by Dr. Christiane Kuhl at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss