Xenon-129 MRI exams show long-term effects of COVID-19
June 30, 2022 -- An MRI technique that uses xenon-129 (Xe-129) gas shows lower ventilation and gas exchange in the lungs of individuals with long-term COVID-19 symptoms compared with healthy people, a study published June 28 in Radiology has found. Read More
Machine learning, radiomics differentiates glioma
June 28, 2022 -- An automated method based on a machine-learning algorithm and MRI radiomics can differentiate between low-grade and high-grade gliomas, according to research presented at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference in Kissimmee, FL. Read More
Contrast mammo useful alternative to MRI for treatment response
June 27, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) can be a useful alternative to supplemental MRI for assessing breast cancer treatment response, according to an Italian study published June 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Could a single brain MRI diagnose Alzheimer's?
June 20, 2022 -- A single brain MRI and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease -- even at an early stage, a study published June 20 in Communications Medicine has shown. Read More
Are all men benefiting from preop MRI for prostate cancer surgery?
June 17, 2022 -- Preoperative MRI leads to better prostate cancer surgery outcomes, but it appears there's a racial discrepancy when it comes to which men are receiving the exam, a study published June 16 in the Journal of Urology suggests. Read More
Rapid MRI for ED stroke evaluation cuts costs, hospital length of stay
June 16, 2022 -- Using a rapid MRI protocol in the emergency department (ED) with people suspected of acute ischemic stroke reduces healthcare costs and the length of time patients are hospitalized, researchers wrote in a study published June 14 in the Neuroradiology Journal. Read More
Abbreviated MRI offers value in women with breast cancer history
June 16, 2022 -- Abbreviated breast MRI has better specificity and similar sensitivity compared with full-protocol MRI in detecting breast cancer in women with a personal history of the disease, South Korean researchers found in a study published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
Imaging shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can trigger blood clots
June 15, 2022 -- MRI, CT, and ultrasound identify blood clots not found on clinical assessment in a majority of individuals who have COVID-19 vaccine-induced low blood platelets after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a case study published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
Is contrast mammo or contrast MRI best for breast cancer?
June 9, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) and contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) show comparable performance when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CE-MRI is more sensitive, a study published June 7 in Radiology has found. Read More
MRI shows social isolation translates to higher dementia risk
June 8, 2022 -- MRI scans show that social isolation can manifest as lower brain volume in areas related to cognition -- and thus increase risk of dementia, a study published June 8 in Neurology suggests. Read More