Total scans at Rio Olympics exceeded 1,500
August 24, 2016 -- On the final day of the Olympics in Rio, the number of imaging procedures burst through the 1,500 barrier, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. João Grangeiro. By 5 p.m. Brazil time on Sunday, 862 MRI, 460 x-ray, and 178 ultrasound exams had been performed.
4D flow MRI shows smallest hint of LV dysfunction
August 23, 2016 -- Four-dimensional flow MRI can depict even subtle changes in left ventricular (LV) function, bringing new insight to the diagnosis of patients with mild left ventricular dysfunction and remodeling, concludes a study published on 17 August in PLOS One.
Navigation tool permits biopsies in closed MRI scanners
August 22, 2016 -- A new investigational technique is enabling German researchers to perform MR-guided liver biopsies of lesions that can't be seen using other modalities and are inaccessible in most MRI scanners, according to a new study in the August edition of European Radiology.
1,000th scan performed at Rio 2016 polyclinic
August 17, 2016 -- As the Olympic flame continues to burn brightly in Rio, the 1,000th imaging exam was performed at the Olympics yesterday. An impressive 610 MRI scans were carried out on the first 12 days of the games, surpassing the total number completed throughout London 2012.
MRI scanners running nonstop at Olympic polyclinic
August 12, 2016 -- The Olympic polyclinic inside Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village -- and especially the imaging suite -- has become wildly popular with athletes and their entourages during the 2016 games, according to an August 11 story in USA Today.
MRI sheds light on Zika virus, severe joint deformities
August 10, 2016 -- New research led by a Brazilian pediatrician who has been featured in Vogue and the Wall Street Journal, provides detailed information about the clinical, imaging, and electromyographic findings in babies with arthrogryposis associated with congenital Zika virus infection.
MRI may not be needed to diagnose skier's thumb in ER
August 5, 2016 -- Skier's thumb can be diagnosed based solely on clinical findings by residents in the emergency room (ER) when instructed correctly. Additional imaging such as MRI should only be employed in cases when the physical exam remains inconclusive, according to research from the Netherlands published on 21 July in the European Journal of Radiology.
Rio 2016 polyclinic opens its doors
August 3, 2016 -- The Rio Olympics begin on Friday. Two MRI systems, plus three digital x-ray and four ultrasound units, will be housed in the 3,500-sq-m polyclinic, which stays open until 18 September. We take a peep inside the building.
MRI + BI-RADS: A winning combination
August 2, 2016 -- Using BI-RADS to detect ductal carcinoma in situ with MRI results in higher sensitivity and positive predictive value than mammography, according to new Brazilian research published in the European Journal of Radiology.
Medical physics: Future directions and current status
July 29, 2016 -- Where is medical physics now, and where might it be in 60 years' time? And what have been the key moments in the evolution of medical physics? These questions were addressed in a symposium at London's Imperial College.