Long MRI shifts may lead to dizziness, headaches
September 2, 2015 -- How long radiographers work in an MRI suite could influence how often they are prone to symptoms such as dizziness or headaches, according to a U.K. study in the September issue of European Radiology. The research seems likely to affect ongoing discussion about the topic.
ESC: German MR expert pinpoints key trends
August 31, 2015 -- LONDON - Cardiac MRI should be incorporated into studies of myocardial reperfusion to predict clinical outcomes and provide insight into mechanisms of benefit, attendees of a packed session were told on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual meeting.
Pelvic MRI for endometriosis can be performed anytime
August 24, 2015 -- Endometriosis patients may be assessed with pelvic MRI at any time -- even during menstruation, according to a new study in the European Journal of Radiology. The researchers found no differences in the conspicuity, size, or extent of endometriotic disease at any point in a woman's cycle.
CAD analysis of 3D MRI finds bladder cancer
August 21, 2015 -- Researchers have built a computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm that detects bladder cancer lesions with high sensitivity and specificity by analyzing 3D MRI images. They have unveiled the full details in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
MRI finds brain changes in boys who faced adversity
August 20, 2015 -- MRI scans have found that boys who faced challenges during the first six years of their lives had less cortical gray brain matter and altered brain structure by the time they reached their late teens or early 20s, according to a study conducted at a leading U.K. institution.
Risks of gadolinium contrast: Where are we now?
August 19, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rekindled concern over gadolinium-based contrast agents by announcing a fresh investigation into the risks of contrast-enhanced MRI scans. To minimize adverse events, a U.K. team has compiled a series of actions and recommendations.
Proton delivery is feasible in a magnetic field
August 14, 2015 -- With steeper dose gradients than x-rays, protons have the potential to target tumors more precisely and better spare healthy tissue. However, to exploit proton therapy's full potential, imaging that enables accurate treatment guidance and dose calculation is particularly important.
Russia's limits on x-ray and other imports set to expand
August 12, 2015 -- Russia is preparing to impose new restrictions on the purchase of imported medical equipment and supplies, adding to the limits on foreign-made x-ray machines and other devices that were enacted earlier this year. The country's safety rules also may be updated soon.
Wrist fractures come out top in audit of MSK errors
August 11, 2015 -- In a new audit of musculoskeletal (MSK) errors made at a top London hospital, the most common mistakes presented at discrepancy meetings in 2014 were wrist fractures, with triquetral fractures being the biggest group within these, and the most common type was perceptual.
MRI accident leads to loss of thumb for French boy
August 11, 2015 -- A 13-year-old French boy lost his thumb during a routine MRI examination of the pancreas, according to a report in the Courrier Picard newspaper. Such incidents can occur more frequently in August, when regular staff are on vacation.