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MRI reveals effect of mild TBI on brain white matter
May 2, 2018 -- An MRI technique aimed at quantifying changes in myelin content revealed that athletes who have a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can experience changes to their brain white matter that are still evident months later, according to a preliminary study published online May 1 in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Read More
MRA reveals atherosclerosis in many low-risk patients
May 1, 2018 -- Approximately half of patients considered to have a low risk of developing atherosclerosis showed at least one narrowed artery on whole-body MR angiography (MRA) exams in a study published online May 1 in Radiology. Read More
JAMA: Women need to be aware of mammography's harms
May 1, 2018 -- Screening mammography can save lives but also lead to harms such as false positives and overdiagnosis: As a result, women -- especially those ages 40 to 49 -- need help to evaluate the test's benefits in relation to those harms, according to a review published May 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More
Postmortem CTA can help clarify cause of death
May 1, 2018 -- Postmortem CT is finding favor as an alternative to conventional autopsy alone. But Swiss researchers have added a new wrinkle -- postmortem CT angiography (CTA) -- which they found useful in detecting bone and vascular lesions during virtual autopsies, according to research published online on May 1 in Radiology. Read More
Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk
May 1, 2018 -- Can software that calculates breast density perform as well as a radiologist and help identify a woman's future risk of breast cancer -- in particular, the risk of invasive interval cancers? Yes, it can, according to research published May 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More
3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease
April 30, 2018 -- The use of 3D-printed heart models in healthcare has improved the management of patients with congenital heart disease on multiple fronts, from surgical planning and simulation to patient education, according to a review published online April 30 in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. Read More
PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia
April 30, 2018 -- The presence of amyloid on PET scans may be a sign that adults with no symptoms of dementia are still at risk of mild cognitive impairment or even Alzheimer's disease in the future as they age, according to a study published online April 30 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
Automated 3D US effective for diagnosing hip dysplasia
April 30, 2018 -- Automated 3D ultrasound is just as effective as 2D ultrasound for diagnosing developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants: In fact, it reduces the number of studies characterized as borderline by more than two-thirds, according to research published online April 24 in Radiology. Read More
Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI
April 27, 2018 -- MONTREAL - Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by artificial intelligence (AI), even though developments in the field are coming at lightning speed, according to Dr. Ronald Summers, PhD, who delivered the opening address at the Canadian Association of Radiologists annual meeting on April 26. Read More
fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music
April 27, 2018 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) has shown that when you get an uplifting feeling from listening to music, the reaction is due to increased connectivity between certain networks in the brain, according to a study published online April 27 in the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease. Read More