Tübingen team wins award for cardiac MR study April 23, 2015 -- Prize-winning German research has provided compelling new evidence that in many patients with coronary artery disease, late gadolinium enhancement cardiac MRI can depict previously unknown myocardial infarction.
Whistle while you work April 22, 2015 -- "This must be the best radiology department in the U.K.," a clinical colleague told Dr. Paul McCoubrie the other day. Find out why such comments are inspiring our columnist to whistle at work and are making him so full of the joys of spring.
Irish study: How low can breast MR recalls go? April 21, 2015 -- Research conducted in Dublin finds the breast MRI recall rate is 10.8%, which compares well with other published data but is above U.K. national breast screening guidelines' minimum standard of less than 10% and an expected standard of less than 7%. Is that achievable? Maybe.
New grading system classifies athletes' muscle injuries April 13, 2015 -- A muscle injury grading system developed primarily for hamstring problems in elite track and field athletes is gaining clinical acceptance, as evidence emerged at ECR 2015 in Vienna about its reliability.
MRI pinpoints malignancy in extramammary disease April 10, 2015 -- Assessing the entire field-of-view carefully for abnormalities on breast MRI studies is vital, because some incidental extramammary findings are malignant, and this alters diagnostic workup, staging, and treatment, Croatian researchers have found.
MRI provides answers on fetal facial clefts April 8, 2015 -- When a facial abnormality is suspected on routine prenatal ultrasound, fetal MRI can provide valuable clinical information, particularly about the secondary palate, and help evaluate other fetal abnormalities, award-winning research has shown.
The functional charlatans April 8, 2015 -- Functional brain imaging celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. To mark the occasion, the Maverinck reflects on the good, the bad, and the ugly, and finds that much research in the field is dubious, worrying, and malign.
Study advises MRI screening for high-risk pancreatic cancer patients April 8, 2015 -- Swedish researchers believe that MRI could be the best imaging modality to screen people at high risk of pancreatic cancer, according to an 8 April study in JAMA Surgery. In a small study, they showed how using MRI to screen high-risk individuals found pancreatic lesions in 40% of patients.
ECR 2015: 5 free radiology apps for your smartphone April 1, 2015 -- A researcher from France has developed five mobile applications that are available for free on Google Play and are designed for use in daily practice to provide efficiency gains for radiologists and improve the accuracy of reports. Details were presented at ECR 2015 and the apps have already been downloaded over 8,000 times.
Portuguese scoop top ECR prize for fibroid work March 25, 2015 -- Groundbreaking research about MRI's expanding role in the planning, safety, evaluation, and success of uterine artery embolization won a Portuguese group a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at this month's ECR 2015 in Vienna.