MRE could measure brain function dramatically faster
April 17, 2019 -- U.S. and European researchers could be on the brink of advancing the measurements of brain function through a MRI brain scan to milliseconds with an MR elastography technique, according to a preclinical study published online April 17 in Science Advances.  Discuss
MRI can help assess additional damage from ACL injuries
April 11, 2019 -- An acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury often also inflicts damage to the anterolateral structures of the knee. A preoperative MRI can help to assess these injuries and assist in surgical planning, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  Discuss
AIUM: TRUS or MRI for prostate diagnosis?
April 10, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Although multiparametric MRI may be widely considered now as the go-to exam for detecting prostate cancer and guiding biopsies, transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) can still be a viable option, according to a presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
fMRI links imaging biomarker to PTSD treatment response
April 10, 2019 -- Using functional MRI (fMRI), researchers have observed abnormal patterns of brain activity in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that can predict a poorer response to therapy, according to two studies published online April 3 in Science Translational Medicine.  Discuss
7T MRI shows path to MS progression
April 9, 2019 -- Add another clue for unraveling the mystery that is multiple sclerosis (MS). After using 7-tesla MRI to assess lesions in the brain's gray matter, researchers have found that the imaging technique could predict progression of the debilitating disease, according to a study published online April 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
Are too many patients getting MRI scans for back pain?
April 8, 2019 -- Too many patients may be getting MRI scans for lower back pain, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The researchers tracked the number of MRI scans performed before conservative treatment takes place, a practice considered to be a sign of inappropriate use.  Discuss
MRI can be safe for patients with implanted devices
April 4, 2019 -- Multiparametric 1.5-tesla MRI scans can be performed safely for certain prostate cancer patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices, but precautions are warranted, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How cost-effective is intraoperative MRI for gliomas?
April 2, 2019 -- Using a simulated clinical decision analysis model, researchers from the University of California, San Diego make a case for the cost-effectiveness of intraoperative MRI for patients with high-grade gliomas in a study published online March 26 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI brain map links early brain atrophy to HIV
March 29, 2019 -- Based on brain MR images of people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), researchers have identified regions of early atrophy that could adversely affect the neurocognitive skills of HIV-positive individuals, according to a meta-analysis published March 28 in Human Brain Mapping.  Discuss
Workflow optimization cuts MRI turnaround time
March 27, 2019 -- Five minutes might not seem like much time, but taking 300 fewer seconds to turn around an MRI suite to accommodate the next case can improve workflow, better serve patients, and add to a facility's coffers, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss