Imaging biomarkers have central role in precision medicine
September 28, 2016 -- Imaging biomarkers can have an impact in clinical practice only if the information they provide answers the clinical problem. Biomarker results must be displayed in an intuitive way, and postprocessing platforms should be implemented, write Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, PhD, and Dr. Angel Alberich.
Breast MRI survey reveals wide variations across Europe
September 26, 2016 -- Breast indications for MRI differ vastly across Europe, but techniques are closer to U.S. practice than anticipated, according to a new survey presented for the first time at the European Society of Breast Imaging annual meeting, which ended in Paris on 24 September.
Kuhl: False positives on breast MRI can be valuable
September 23, 2016 -- The management of breast lesions with uncertain malignant potential took center stage at the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging, and breast imaging pioneer Dr. Christiane Kuhl focused on MRI's impact on these questionable findings.
MR safety: Why we may not need a 20T scanner
September 21, 2016 -- The mere concept of ultrahigh-field MRI is debatable because there will be problems and risks beyond heat deposition and deafening noise, writes the Maverinck in his latest column. All exams above 2 tesla should be viewed as experimental, not clinical.
Encore une fois -- new name for French congress
September 21, 2016 -- A name change and a star-studded program that reflects political forces at play promise to bring fresh life to the upcoming French national radiology congress, to be held in Paris from 14 to 17 October, according to meeting President Dr. Yves Menu.
PET/MRI offers 'powerful' option for unknown primary cancer
September 20, 2016 -- PET/MRI is just as proficient as PET/CT in detecting primary cancer and metastases from an unknown primary tumor, making PET/MRI a "powerful alternative" with significantly less exposure of patients to ionizing radiation, according to a German study in the European Journal of Radiology.
CMR, scintigraphy do more to prevent unnecessary angiography
September 19, 2016 -- When physicians craft treatment plans for patients with suspected angina based on cardiovascular MRI (CMR) and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging results, the chance of unnecessary angiographies is much less than if care is based on tried-and-tested guidelines, according to U.K. researchers.
fMRI finds dogs get style and substance of words
September 14, 2016 -- Add a mark to the win column for dog lovers: A recent Hungarian study using functional MRI (fMRI) found that man's best friend responds to both your words and how you say them. The results also help clarify how our ability to communicate may have evolved.
Italy unveils new findings on thalassemia
September 12, 2016 -- Women appear to tolerate iron toxicity better than men, perhaps due to the effect of reduced sensitivity to chronic oxidative stress, and female thalassemia patients only require follow-up every two years, according to a large Italian study.
DNA damage comes under fresh scrutiny
September 7, 2016 -- Prompted by the lively recent debate about the possible carcinogenic risk in cardiac imaging for detecting coronary artery disease, Swiss researchers say they've found no significant differences between ultralow-dose coronary CT angiography and cardiovascular MRI.