Canada's Conservatives pledge $1.5B in imaging funds
September 20, 2019 -- OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Long wait times in Canada for medical imaging procedures could be cut dramatically -- at least, if the Conservative Party follows through on an election pledge made today to invest $1.5 billion Canadian in new MRI and CT scanners.  Discuss
Fast MRI technique benefits kids with head trauma
September 18, 2019 -- Using a "fast" MR technique instead of CT for imaging clinically stable pediatric patients with a suspected traumatic brain injury can accurately diagnose them without sedation or exposure to radiation, according to a study published September 18 in Pediatrics.  Discuss
ProScan accused of submitting fraudulent MRI claims
September 17, 2019 -- A whistleblower lawsuit has alleged that Cincinnati-based imaging services provider ProScan submitted thousands of reimbursement claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare for MRI interpretations that were performed by physician assistants instead of radiologists.  Discuss
AI can differentiate parkinsonism on DWI-MRI
September 13, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can distinguish between parkinsonian syndromes on diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) exams at an accuracy level comparable to that of current gold-standard methods, according to research recently published online in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
PET, MRI link amyloid plaque with swift decline
September 12, 2019 -- Patients whose PET and MR images show beta-amyloid plaque accumulation in the brain experience a significantly faster path toward dementia than people with vascular dementia and no plaque deposits, according to a study published online September 11 in Neurology.  Discuss
Advanced MRI technique confirms dementia risk
September 12, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have developed a unique diffusion-tensor MR imaging algorithm to identify which patients with stroke-related small-vessel disease could progress to cognitive decline and possible dementia, according to a study published online September 12 in Stroke.  Discuss
MRI helps predict outcomes of endometriosis surgery
September 12, 2019 -- MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery when it is used as a complement to transvaginal ultrasound, according to a study published online September 10 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA PET/MRI, mpMRI work for prostate cancer analysis
September 12, 2019 -- Prostate cancer patients at intermediate or high risk of advanced disease can benefit from either gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/MRI or multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) alone to diagnose specific features of their disease, according to a study published September 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
MS patients show signs of gadolinium retention on MRI
September 10, 2019 -- Seeing is believing for Italian researchers who used MRI to visually confirm evidence of gadolinium retention in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Their study included patients who had undergone several MRI scans with a gadolinium-based contrast agent. The findings were published September 4 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
MRI joins PET to better diagnose large-vessel vasculitis
September 5, 2019 -- To evaluate large-vessel vasculitis, two modalities are better than one. A dual-modality approach worked well for French researchers who combined PET and MRI to improve their analysis of vasculitis abnormalities in a study published August 27 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss