Guerbet bids to buy Mallinckrodt's contrast business
July 27, 2015 -- French contrast agent developer Guerbet plans to acquire the contrast media and injector business of U.S. firm Mallinckrodt. The 243.5 million euro deal will double Guerbet's annual revenues, expand its product line, and instantly make the company a major player in the U.S. contrast market.
Functional MRI sheds light on placebo effect
July 24, 2015 -- A new study using functional MRI has shown what happens in the brain when a placebo is given, and it also highlights aspects that can help the doctor-patient relationship, according to Dr. Nina Theysohn, a radiologist from Essen, Germany.
Van Andel reflects on famous Dutch MRI sex study
July 21, 2015 -- LONDON - "Love between the magnets" was the intriguing title of last week's special lecture by Dutch physiologist Dr. Pek van Andel. He revealed how and why he used MRI to study male and female genitals during coitus, and now he wants to study gay sex.
Dutch researchers launch DENSE breast MR trial
July 16, 2015 -- It's well-known that mammography is less effective in women with dense breast tissue. But what hasn't been established is which supplemental modality is best for these women. Dutch researchers have launched a trial to study the use of MRI in addition to mammography for screening women with dense breast tissue.
CT, MRI account for most speech recognition errors
July 15, 2015 -- In an audit of mistakes resulting from the use of speech recognition software, CT reports had the highest overall error rate, and this can be attributed to the high volume of reports dictated and the complexity of cases. MRI reports also accounted for a large proportion of errors.
French MRI waiting times arouse fresh controversy
July 15, 2015 -- MRI waiting times in France have improved slightly, returning to the 2012-2013 average of 30.3 days, but they still represent a disaster and the government is not facing the truth, said one senior radiologist from Paris.
Texture analysis sorts out breast cancer types
July 13, 2015 -- Texture analysis of MRI breast images can reveal multiple lesion subtypes, potentially enabling different assessment and management strategies depending on lesion type, according to new Scottish-led research published in European Radiology.
UKRC: MRI proves value after brain CT in acute stroke
July 8, 2015 -- Irish neurologists and radiologists have shown that brain MRI is far more sensitive than brain CT at picking up acute ischemic stroke. In their study presented at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), 26% of MRI scans were positive for stroke in the face of a negative brain CT.
UKRC: 30% of knee MRI referrals are inappropriate
July 6, 2015 -- Around 30% of knee MRI referrals by general practitioners are inappropriate, and there is an overreliance on MRI of the knee in preference to x-rays in patients older than 65, a study presented at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC) has found.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.