Personal experiences in MRI: A cardiologist's perspective
January 16, 2017 -- Dr. Sven Piepenburg is training to become a cardiologist at Würzburg University Hospital in Germany. He conducts about 800 MRI examinations on a 3-tesla scanner, mostly on patients with suspected myocardial infarction or inflammation. In this column, he writes about his experiences.
Accelerated MRI can bring benefits in daily routine
January 9, 2017 -- Accelerated MRI techniques are readily available today and offer clear advantages in terms of time, resolution, diagnostic accuracy, and patient compliance, according to researchers from Bern in Switzerland.
Radiology & back pain: What's the connection?
December 29, 2016 -- When it comes to back pain, which patients definitely need diagnostic imaging? Dr. Rainer Braunschweig, director of the Diagnostic and Intraoperative Imaging Clinic in Halle, Germany, provides some answers.
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2016
December 28, 2016 -- We're pleased to offer the top 10 stories of 2016 on AuntMinnieEurope.com. Based on our list, the single most important issue facing European radiologists was the ongoing debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI.
Dutch cancer facility makes progress with MR-linac
December 22, 2016 -- The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam is the third site in the world to install the integrated MR-linac. Researchers have developed and validated an MRI-based midventilation approach for radiotherapy of the liver and are making clinical progress.
Iranians collect RSNA prize for eye research
December 21, 2016 -- A team from Tehran, Iran, scooped a prestigious cum laude award from poster-hall judges at RSNA 2016 for its practical and timely work on what interventional radiologists need to know about retinoblastoma.
Post-MRI signals disappear with macrocyclic gadolinium
December 20, 2016 -- German researchers have found no evidence of increases in T1 signal intensity among patients who received more than 20 injections of macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans, according to a study published online December 7 in Radiology.
Lancet: Add MRI to shed light on fetal brain abnormalities
December 14, 2016 -- If a 20-week fetal ultrasound scan reveals a potential brain abnormality, an MRI examination should be performed, U.K. researchers have recommended in an article published online by Lancet on 15 December.
PET/MRI can advance uterine cervix cancer detection
December 13, 2016 -- PET/MRI is a valuable tool to accurately stage tumors of the uterine cervix and may serve as an alternative modality for a clinical workup prior to treatment, according to a German study presented at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Video from RSNA 2016: Safety issues with gadolinium MRI contrast
December 8, 2016 -- CHICAGO - MRI safety has never been a hotter topic, particularly with respect to gadolinium contrast retention in the brain. Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh explains the issue in this video from RSNA 2016.