MRI shows even moderate drinking harms brain June 6, 2017 -- MRI results have revealed that even moderate drinking is linked to declines in brain health. The results of the 30-year study have important public health implications because alcohol consumption affects such a large percentage of the population, concludes a new study in BMJ.
Advanced CT can boost outcomes in pancreatic cancer June 6, 2017 -- Radiologists at the Technical University of Munich are using dual-energy spectral CT to improve treatment planning for pancreatic cancer patients and gain a better idea of their prognosis. They're convinced the procedure makes it much easier to see tumor boundaries.
Italians show how to succeed at 7T MRI of knee June 5, 2017 -- Ultrahigh-field MRI -- and specifically 7-tesla MRI -- now is a clinically viable method for studying knee cartilage, thanks in large part to the development of a custom-built volume coil, according to researchers from Pisa University Hospital in Italy.
Visual aid pinpoints women at high risk of breast cancer June 2, 2017 -- A new chart developed in Iran can help physicians identify women who are at high risk for breast cancer. Doing so could make a breast cancer screening program more efficient and productive, suggested the researchers who developed the chart.
Which is best: CT- or MR-guided radiotherapy? June 1, 2017 -- Image guidance using cone-beam CT can increase the accuracy of proton therapy and improve outcome, but the emergence of online MR-guided radiotherapy promises unparalleled soft-tissue image contrast and the ability to "see what you treat." So which technique is better?
RoeKo: Macrocyclic contrast shows no signal changes May 31, 2017 -- A new study of pediatric MRI safety in the brain presented at the 98th German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2017) has added to the mounting evidence supporting the superior safety of macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents when compared with linear MRI contrast.
3D-printed polymer stents evolve May 30, 2017 -- A new 3D-printed polymer stent overcomes many of the limitations of conventional nitinol stents for use with tissue-engineered heart valves, offering the potential of use in children, according to an article in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.
RoeKo: Phase-contrast imaging looks set for clinical use May 29, 2017 -- After years in development, phase-contrast imaging is ready for clinical use, and one of its first functions could be to view the lungs of patients with a variety of pulmonary diseases, according to an expert from the German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2017).
Ditch x-ray to diagnose COPD, study finds May 26, 2017 -- In the quest to diagnose mild-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), radiologists often use chest radiographs, but Dutch researchers of a new study advise that they shouldn't do so because it results in substantial overdiagnosis.
Fast cardiac MR scan can boost patient care May 26, 2017 -- A fast and relatively cheap cardiovascular MR (CMR) scan is a cost-effective way to scan large volumes of patients with a wide range of suspected heart conditions, said researchers from Peru in a presentation on 26 May at the EuroCMR 2017 meeting in Prague.