Mountain bike injuries: Which modality is best?
February 5, 2016 -- New international research on musculoskeletal trauma of the neck, torso, and extremities resulting from mountain biking has identified the best imaging modality to use in various clinical situations.
Revealed: Why the duchess was so ugly
February 3, 2016 -- Radiologists from Malta have shed new light on "The Ugly Duchess," a famous early 16th century painting by the Flemish artist Quinten Massys. The unfortunate woman suffered from a rare form of Paget's disease, or osteitis deformans.
T1 mapping speeds myocardial assessment in cardiac MR
February 1, 2016 -- Researchers in Italy are saving time in their use of cardiac MRI to assess myocardial viability by using native T1-weighted mapping instead of a cumbersome T2-weighted imaging approach, according to a new study that compared both methods and found the latter wanting.
Fatty liver linked to heart failure in obese patients
January 29, 2016 -- Fatty liver is an independent risk factor for heart failure in obese patients -- that is, those with a body mass index of 30 or higher, according to a new study published online January 26 in Radiology. The finding suggests that concrete interventions to stave off nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, also called hepatic steatosis, could help these patients stay healthy.
U.K. litigation figures come under close scrutiny
January 20, 2016 -- A total of 791 litigation claims involving radiology in the U.K. National Health Service and covering a 20-year period have come under the microscope. Chest x-rays, CT, and mammography accounted for two-thirds of these claims.
UAE offers open, cosmopolitan environment
January 19, 2016 -- Working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be a very positive and rewarding experience, according to the international chest imaging expert Dr. Jung-Gi Im, PhD. He's been based in the region for more than a year and became an honorary member of the RSNA last month.
Functional MRI algorithm maps brain function
January 14, 2016 -- An algorithm that generates reproducible, personalized maps of neural networks in the brain using functional MRI has been demonstrated by an international collaboration. The noninvasive approach could enable more efficient planning of neurosurgery for brain tumors and disorders such as epilepsy.
MR-Eye work scoops top prize at RSNA 2015
January 11, 2016 -- A pioneering exhibit about the role of microscopy coil MRI for the assessment of the orbit and periorbital structures led to a U.K.-Australian team collecting a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at last month's RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
Quality assurance confirms benefits of MRI-guided radiotherapy
December 30, 2015 -- Radiation oncologists are hailing the benefits of MRI-guided radiotherapy, having published a quality assurance program for their system. They claim the system is allowing them to hone their treatment margins and adapt to real-time changes in a patient's body.
Make full use of MRI in ovarian cases, Italians urge
December 23, 2015 -- When it comes to ovarian tumors, MRI is an essential problem-solving tool because it's so efficient at detecting, characterizing, and staging adnexal masses and can have a major impact on patient management, according to a new Italian study.