3D-printed head phantom helps calibrate 7T MRI
October 1, 2018 -- Researchers from Pennsylvania have created a patient-specific 3D-printed head phantom that may facilitate the testing of new protocols on 7-tesla MRI scanners.  Discuss
Can AI predict outcomes for psychosis, depression?
September 28, 2018 -- Making use of MRI and clinical data, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm outperformed clinical experts in predicting which people at high risk of psychosis or with depression need more intensive therapy, according to research published online September 26 in JAMA Psychiatry.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI advances prostate cancer detection
September 25, 2018 -- PET/MRI scans with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled radiopharmaceutical that homes in on prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-11 could become a mainstay in prostate cancer detection, given its ability to significantly outperform multiparametric MRI alone, according to a study published online September 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
Early MRI aids in prognosis for severe TBI
September 25, 2018 -- By performing an MRI scan soon after traumatic brain injury (TBI), clinicians can more quickly gather prognostic information based on the type and specific location of the injury, according to a study by researchers from Saudi Arabia and published in the Journal of Affected Disorders.  Discuss
AI helps uncover clues for Alzheimer's disease in MRI data
September 24, 2018 -- Making use of both gray-matter morphometry and white-matter tractography techniques, the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and multimodality MRI can accurately predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer's disease, enabling early treatment, according to research published on bioRxiv.org.  Discuss
7T fMRI, AI illustrate how memories help with daily activities
September 21, 2018 -- Could it simply be déjà vu all over again? In a study published online September 19 in Neuron, European researchers used 7-tesla functional MRI (fMRI) scans and artificial intelligence (AI) to determine how the brain connects with a person's memory and past experiences to solve daily problems.  Discuss
Breast MRI works for evaluating equivocal DBT findings
September 17, 2018 -- Breast MRI is an effective tool for further assessment of inconclusive digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) findings, according to a study published online September 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
September 16, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images, solving a number of challenges in training AI algorithms, according to research presented on September 16 at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
High-risk women benefit from twice-yearly breast MRI
September 14, 2018 -- Women at high genetic risk for breast cancer benefit more from twice-yearly dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI than from annual mammography, according to research published online August 28 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss
Prostate MRI coverage varies greatly -- with many caveats
September 13, 2018 -- Insurance coverage for prostate MRI scans varies widely among private payors, requires certain conditions for reimbursement of major conditions, and does not reflect current clinical practice. Those harsh conclusions are contained in a new study published online September 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss