Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology. Read More
Preop MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with DCIS
June 24, 2020 -- Preoperative breast MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) -- suggesting that using MRI for these women could improve surgical planning and outcomes, according to a study published June 20 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Caution indicated with new GBCAs for kidney patients
June 23, 2020 -- Even though the occurrence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in patients with impaired kidney function is rare, clinicians should be cautious when using these agents in this population, according to a study published June 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More
Imaging reveals baby girl in SC born with 2nd mouth
June 23, 2020 -- Imaging, specifically MRI and CT, helped clinicians determine that a mass located on the chin of a newborn girl was a second oral cavity, according to a recent case report. The cavity contained unerupted teeth and an accessory tongue that moved in sync with her oral tongue. Read More
4D Flow MRI is feasible during exercise
June 19, 2020 -- Cardiac 4D flow MRI can quantify blood flow in the ascending aorta and main pulmonary artery during strenuous exercise, offering potential as a useful modality for evaluating right-sided heart dysfunction, according to research published online June 18 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
MRI shows long-term brain changes from contact sports
June 17, 2020 -- A new study of female rugby players suggests that contact sports can produce long-term brain changes visible on MRI scans -- even if players don't experience concussion, according to a study published June 17 in Neurology. Read More
Femur irregularities on MRI are usually benign
June 16, 2020 -- Swiss researchers have found that although routine knee MRI scans of adolescents often show incidental irregularities in the distal femur bone that may be confused with more serious conditions, these are typically benign and can be tracked as such, according to a study published June 16 in Radiology. Read More
MR-HIFU techniques may improve Parkinson's treatment
June 16, 2020 -- Three new techniques for MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can more exactly target an area in the brain linked to Parkinson's disease and essential tremor and allow for more precise treatment of these conditions, according to a review published June 14 in Brain. Read More
3D image analysis spots cartilage changes on knee MRI
June 16, 2020 -- A 3D image-analysis software algorithm can identify small changes in the cartilage of knee joints over time on MRI exams, potentially paving the way for development of new osteoarthritis treatments, according to a study published May 24 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Read More
COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 15, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates. Read More