COVID-19 patients more likely to have thromboembolism
September 24, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 are more likely to have thromboembolism than those without the disease, according to a report published September 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
September 17, 2020 -- PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds more than 25% additional cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. It also reduces overall radiation exposure.  Discuss
15% of athletes have myocarditis after COVID-19 recovery
September 11, 2020 -- Cardiac MRI scans showed that 15% of competitive athletes who had recovered from COVID-19 disease had signs of myocarditis on their images, according to a study published September 11 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
AI reduces no-shows for MRI exams
September 11, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce the no-show rate for MRI exams, according to a study published September 10 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Portable MRI is feasible for ICU neuroimaging
September 8, 2020 -- Use of a portable low-field MRI scanner is feasible for neuroimaging patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published September 8 in JAMA Neurology. The research results suggest that there could be a way to make neuroimaging more accessible for critically ill patients.  Discuss
Cardiac MRI shows myocarditis in athletes with COVID-19
September 4, 2020 -- More than 30% of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 were found on cardiac MRI to have heart inflammation, or myocarditis, according to a report published September 3 in the Centre Daily Times of State College, PA. The study raises questions about whether it is safe for these athletes to return to competition.  Discuss
Breast MRI led to COVID-19 treatment for English woman
September 3, 2020 -- A 68-year-old English woman was treated for a likely case of COVID-19 after a radiologist spotted unusual pulmonary findings on an MRI scan for breast cancer staging. The team behind the case published a report in the September print issue of Radiology Case Reports.  Discuss
COVID-19 neuroradiological manifestations differ by disease severity
September 1, 2020 -- Neuroradiological manifestations of COVID-19 differ by the severity of the disease, according to a literature review published August 29 in Academic Radiology. The results could help clinicians better understand neurological expressions of COVID-19.  Discuss
fMRI shows how 'one day at a time' works for alcoholics
September 1, 2020 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows how the Alcoholics Anonymous mantra "one day at a time" works for recovering alcoholics, according to a study published August 28 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.  Discuss
Gadolinium research should focus on skin, expert says
August 31, 2020 -- Recent evidence in animal studies indicates that gadolinium side effects may be more likely in the skin than the brain, making it important that research into gadolinium deposition switch its focus to the skin and its innervation, a leading European investigator has suggested.  Discuss