Can machine learning reduce breast MRI contrast dose?
March 23, 2023 -- Machine learning could make way for reducing the contrast dose needed for breast MRI, according to a study published March 21 in Radiology. Read More
Government, nonprofit hospitals aren't cheaper for brain MRI
March 22, 2023 -- Nonprofit and government hospitals aren't necessarily cheaper when it comes to advanced imaging exams such as brain MRI -- in fact, for-profit facilities may offer the best price, according to a research letter published March 21 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Research outlines gadolinium's effect on Earth's water systems
March 21, 2023 -- Two studies are sounding the alarm regarding the negative effects on the Earth's water systems of gadolinium-based contrast agents used for MRI exams. Read More
Breast MRI finds lymphadenopathy post-COVID booster dose
March 20, 2023 -- Breast MRI can detect axillary lymphadenopathy in a substantial number of patients who have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster, according to research published online March 16 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New imaging tool uses MRI to map uterine contractions
March 15, 2023 -- Researchers are highlighting a new non-invasive imaging tool that can create real-time, 3D images and maps using MRI of contractions during labor, their results being published March 14 in Nature Communications. Read More
ECR 2023: The cycle of life -- imaging industry roundup
March 15, 2023 -- Key industry trends at ECR 2023 included sustainability, connected systems, and smarter workflows, according to a new column by Bhvita Jani, a research manager at Signify Research. Read More
Christiane Kuhl speaks out on breast density and screening
March 15, 2023 -- Radiologists must be more active in providing objective and understandable information to women about the diagnostic and prognostic implications of dense breasts, and the value of using other screening methods. That's the view of leading expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl. Read More
Whole-body MRI is a viable option for lung cancer staging
March 15, 2023 -- Whole-body MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging is a viable alternative to F-18 FDG-PET/CT imaging for lung cancer staging, according to research presented at the recent ECR meeting in Vienna. Read More
Big crowds return to Vienna for first March ECR for 4 years
March 14, 2023 -- Official figures released by the European Society of Radiology show that 17,262 participants from 122 countries attended ECR 2023. This represents a rise of 14% compared with last year, but it is still a much lower figure than was recorded in 2019. Read More
Reporting errors come under close scrutiny at ECR 2023
March 8, 2023 -- The most effective way to not make mistakes at work is to stay at home and do no work. That's the (ironic) view of ECR 2023 President Dr. Adrian Brady, who spoke at a special session about errors held on March 4. Read More