Technology Focus: Neuro42 develops low-field MRI technology
May 13, 2021 -- In this Technology Focus video interview, we talked to Amit Vohra, PhD, the CEO of startup MRI developer Neuro42. The company is developing a low-field MRI scanner designed to assist with interventional procedures. Read More
Hospital-based doctors order more inappropriate MRI scans
May 11, 2021 -- The odds of a patient receiving a referral for an inappropriate MRI scan are 26% higher when the patient is referred by a hospital-based primary care physician compared with a doctor in private practice, according to a study published May 3 in Health Affairs. Read More
fMRI shows white-matter damage leads to worse cognitive outcomes
May 11, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that damage to white matter in the brain leads to worse long-term cognitive health outcomes than damage to gray matter does, according to a study published May 11 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Read More
Heart damage post-COVID-19 proves rare in college athletes
May 10, 2021 -- Heart damage in college athletes who had COVID-19 is relatively rare, with only 4% of athletes showing heart abnormalities on initial ultrasound screening and none showing heart damage on follow-up MRI scans, according to a study published May 10 in Circulation. Read More
'3D amplified' MRI technique shows how the brain moves
May 6, 2021 -- A new MRI technique called 3D amplified MRI (3D aMRI) can visualize brain motion in real-time, offering a noninvasive way to assess and track brain disorders, according to two studies published May 5 in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Brain Multiphysics. Read More
Breast MRI proves useful for mastectomy staging
April 30, 2021 -- Breast MRI can identify hidden cancers before a woman undergoes planned bilateral prophylactic mastectomy -- thus helping clinicians determine whether sentinel lymph node sampling is needed before surgery. Read More
AI can improve performance of breast MRI
April 29, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can improve the performance of breast MRI, both by helping women avoid benign biopsies and by predicting nodal metastasis so that clinicians can better plan treatment, according to research presented at the recent virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
Breast cancer screening beyond mammography needs better coverage
April 23, 2021 -- Women may not be getting the breast screening they need, due to a lack of insurance coverage for modalities beyond mammography. Jonathan Kay and Andrea Wolf of the Brem Foundation offer a perspective. Read More
AI proves effective for triaging abnormal brain MRI results
April 22, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm shows promise for helping clinicians triage abnormal brain MRI results, according to a study published April 21 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
MRI valuable in identifying breast lesions, study finds
April 20, 2021 -- MRI demonstrates superb performance in identifying breast lesions where surgical removal is required for women with suspicious nipple discharge, according to new research published April 13 in European Radiology. Read More