MRI identifies biomarkers for aggressive HCC subtype
April 3, 2020 -- French researchers have identified three key MRI biomarkers to heighten the preoperative detection of a particularly aggressive form of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
Brain images may show 'cytokine storm' from COVID-19
April 1, 2020 -- New CT and MR images of a patient in Michigan with COVID-19 appear to show the impact on the brain of "cytokine storm syndrome," when the body's immune system produces a flood of immune cells that can damage organs. The pictorial report was published online March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
fMRI finds reason for impulsive binge drinking
April 1, 2020 -- Functional MR images (fMRI) have uncovered decreased connectivity from excessive alcohol intake in part of the brain's basal ganglia that could explain an impulsive person's inclination to continue to binge drink, according to a study published on March 26 in PLOS One.  Discuss
X-ray plus ultrasound manages pneumonia in kids
March 26, 2020 -- A combination of chest x-ray and lung ultrasound offers a workable way to manage complicated pneumonia in children -- although MRI is a more effective modality when it comes to identifying particular features, according to a study published online March 19 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history
March 25, 2020 -- Breast MRI with a shorter screening protocol can still help detect cancer recurrence for women with a personal history of breast cancer, according to a study published on March 12 in PLOS One. Abbreviated MRI with an 11-minute protocol identified almost a dozen cancers missed by alternative screening modalities.  Discuss
Is the annual cost of breast cancer screening worth it?
March 23, 2020 -- The total national cost of annual breast cancer screening in a population of younger, commercially insured women is $2.1 billion in the U.S., according to a research letter published online March 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Breast MRI works as presurgical tool
March 20, 2020 -- Breast MRI may improve surgical success for women with breast cancer, according to a study published on March 17 in Radiology. Patients who underwent presurgical MRI had fewer positive surgical margins and repeat surgeries than those who did not.  Discuss
CE-MRI with CT extends life for patients with liver cancer
March 20, 2020 -- Combining CT with contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) can help extend survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by expediting more appropriate treatment decisions, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.  Discuss
7T MRI sheds new light on risks associated with stroke
March 19, 2020 -- Using 7-tesla MRI, Dutch researchers have identified the three most influential intracranial atherosclerotic risk factors associated with intracranial vessel wall lesions that lead to ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI helps create measures for normal fetal development
March 19, 2020 -- Using MRI, Israeli researchers have established a set of benchmark measurements for fetal facial and cranial structures to help chart development over multiple gestation weeks. Their findings were published on March 12 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss