MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients
March 21, 2019 -- With a 1-tesla open scanner and some finesse, Chinese researchers are using MRI to guide percutaneous cryoablation of hepatic dome hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to almost eliminate tumor progression and extend survival, according to a study published online March 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI can predict cognitive development from MRI at birth
March 19, 2019 -- By analyzing the white-matter connections of an infant's brain at birth on MRI, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict the level of cognitive development at age 2 -- offering the potential to facilitate early interventions in at-risk children, according to research published in the May 15 issue of NeuroImage.  Discuss
DWI helps predict breast cancer cases with metastasis
March 19, 2019 -- Apparent diffusion coefficient values obtained from preoperative MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) could help determine which women with breast cancer are at greater risk for developing metastasis, according to a study published online March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI measurements of iron content show impact of stroke
March 12, 2019 -- French researchers have taken a basic MR imaging technique to break new ground in measuring iron content in the substantia nigra to obtain a better reading on how stroke affects the brain and long-term patient outcomes, according to a study published online March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Contrast not needed for follow-up MRI on MS patients
March 12, 2019 -- Clinicians should be able to avoid the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents on follow-up MRI brain scans to accurately monitor disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Gadolinium breast MRI screening OK for healthy women
March 3, 2019 -- VIENNA - Healthy women at high risk for developing breast cancer should have little or no concern about undergoing multiple MRI screenings with macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents, according to a study presented on Sunday, the final day of ECR 2019.  Discuss
Acceptance of gadolinium-free techniques increases in clinical MRI
March 3, 2019 -- Can MRI function effectively without gadolinium? This question is more relevant than ever, as the safety of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents has become a hot topic and knowledge and awareness of gadolinium deposition have grown in recent years. Three experts discussed whether gadolinium alternatives are ready now for clinical practice.  Discuss
Standardized accreditation is key for prostate MRI
March 3, 2019 -- Quality in imaging is never guaranteed -- that is why working toward European-wide accreditation for prostate MRI is the way forward, expert speakers explained at this morning's ECR Master Class. Benchmarking quality in acquisition and reporting must be set within clear clinical pathways, and it is a vital part of the accreditation process.  Discuss
DTI-MRI shows drinking affects young men and women differently
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - Using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI), researchers found changes in frontal white-matter integrity in the brains of men who consumed excessive amounts of alcohol in their early teens, according to a study presented on Saturday at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Imaging analytics platform optimizes MRI operations
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The combination of an imaging analytics platform and lean management concepts can deliver substantial improvements in MRI department operational efficiency without affecting the quality of care, researchers reported at ECR 2019.  Discuss