Staff costs account for much of MRI operational expenses
August 9, 2020 -- The costs involved in staffing an MRI service -- particularly for radiologic technologists -- made up the greatest expense involved in operating an MRI scanner, according to a total-cost-of-ownership analysis presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
The 3 advances making MRI better for breast screening
August 8, 2020 -- The future of breast screening may not be mammography but MRI. The technical advances making MRI quicker, more accurate, and less costly for breast screening were discussed at a presentation on August 8 at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists annual meeting. Read More
Alternatives exist for reduced gadolinium contrast use
August 8, 2020 -- As concerns about the safety of gadolinium-based MRI contrast persist, radiologists should know that they have a number of alternatives to gadolinium, according to presentations on August 9 at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual meeting. Read More
Augmented reality can control MR scanners
August 8, 2020 -- Augmented reality can provide an alternative to traditional MR console software for controlling the scanner and viewing images, according to research presented at this week's virtual conference and exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
Are GBCAs really needed for breast MRI exams?
August 7, 2020 -- Are gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) really needed for breast MRI? Not if the technique of diffusion-tensor imaging is used, according to a study published August 6 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Russian scientists develop breast MRI device
August 5, 2020 -- A group of Russian scientists have developed a device that can enable existing MRI scanners to perform breast MRI without the need for specialized breast coils. They shared their results in research published online July 31 in Nature Communications. Read More
Pediatric EDs using more ultrasound, MRI instead of CT
August 3, 2020 -- Although pediatric emergency departments (EDs) performed fewer CT exams between 2009 and 2018, their utilization of advanced imaging increased overall due to expanded use of MRI and ultrasound exams, according to research published online August 3 in JAMA Pediatrics. Read More
AI boosts MRI's performance for detecting liver lesions
July 29, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm improved MRI's performance when it comes to tracking changes in liver lesions after therapy has started, according to a study published July 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Using AI with x-ray improves hip fracture diagnosis
July 29, 2020 -- Using an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to analyze x-ray images improves radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures, according to a study published July 23 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
COVID-19 patients at risk for heart complications
July 27, 2020 -- Cardiac MRI shows that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may be at risk for heart complications, according to a study conducted by German researchers and published July 27 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More