Study suggests short-term sleep loss hurts the heart
December 5, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Using cardiac MRI, researchers from Germany found that going without sleep for a short period of time appeared to affect cardiac function in radiologists. Results of the study were presented at the RSNA annual conference.
Food for thought: Rice bodies puzzle MSK experts
December 1, 2016 -- Rice bodies are unique to musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology, but their pathogenesis and significance in articular tissue response to inflammation are still not clear, according to award-winning research from Turkey presented at RSNA 2016 this week.
Prostate CAD boosts detection for most readers
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - MRI-based computer-aided detection (CAD) can improve detection sensitivity for prostate cancer for most readers, while reducing reading time fourfold, according to a 29 November presentation at RSNA 2016.
Volleyball injuries: Which modality is best?
November 30, 2016 -- New international research on musculoskeletal trauma of the ankle, knee, shoulder, spine, and hands resulting from volleyball has identified the best imaging modality to use in a range of clinical situations.
Minimal side effects from 7T MRI subside in minutes
November 29, 2016 -- CHICAGO - In a new study, German researchers found that side effects related to a patient's balance after a 7-tesla MRI scan dissipated within minutes, according to results presented on Monday at RSNA 2016.
Switch to macrocyclic GBCAs reduces brain signals
November 25, 2016 -- As more studies weigh the risks and benefits of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), German researchers have discovered that switching from a linear GBCA to a macrocyclic GBCA reduced the level of residual signal intensity in the brains of patients who underwent multiple enhanced MRI scans with both types of agents.
Study: Gadolinium contrast can enter brain by CSF
November 22, 2016 -- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a potential pathway for gadolinium-based contrast agents into brain tissue, according to a new rat study published online on 10 November by European Radiology. The research may have important implications for humans.
Germany unveils results on breast MR contrast use
November 17, 2016 -- Intravenous gadoteric acid is a safe and effective contrast agent for use in MR mammography, researchers from Germany have found. The study in the European Journal of Radiology is refreshing because it focuses on daily practice conditions.
Kuhl looks ahead to breast cancer detection in 2020
November 16, 2016 -- Breast cancer remains the most common cause of cancer-related death for women in western countries, but MRI screening may bring about major changes, according to leading researcher Dr. Christiane Kuhl. In this interview, she speaks about areas of research and future challenges.
Debacles mar big science and fMRI research
November 16, 2016 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) was one of the most promising research techniques for and be­yond neuroimaging, but have hundreds of millions of euros of research grants been wasted? Dr. Peter Rinck, PhD, investigates in his latest column.