Screening breast MRI: Not just for high-risk women
February 21, 2017 -- Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk, according to a new study from Germany published online this week in Radiology. So why isn't the modality being used more frequently?
10 things to know about the ECR 2017 president
February 15, 2017 -- Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, is the first radiologist to preside over the European Society of Radiology and ECR at the same time. What do we know about the man behind the presidential mask? What makes him tick? What are his views on the future of radiology?
New kid in town shakes up MR contrast use
February 15, 2017 -- The "gadolinium story" is the talk of the town, but a completely different group of contrast agents for MRI is just around the corner and well worth a close look, writes the Maverinck in his latest column.
MRI pioneer Sir Peter Mansfield dies
February 9, 2017 -- Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield, PhD, who performed early research in nuclear magnetic resonance that led to the creation of MRI, died on February 8 at the age of 83, the University of Nottingham announced.
Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival
February 8, 2017 -- A machine-learning survival model based on 3D cardiac motion predicts outcomes beyond conventional risk factors in patients with pulmonary hypertension, according to a new study from the U.K. and Singapore. Semiautomated analysis of the cine MR images could potentially be used to guide patient management.
Parizel calls for more standardization of MRI protocols
February 1, 2017 -- DUBAI - The development of effective imaging biomarkers can spark a huge improvement in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with multiple sclerosis, but much greater standardization is required, ECR 2017 President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, told delegates at the Arab Health congress.
U.K. issues new advice on 24-hour interventional care
February 1, 2017 -- Every acute hospital has a duty to ensure it has formal arrangements to secure the provision of elective and emergency interventional radiology services, but this is not happening at present and patients are being put at risk, according to new U.K. guidelines.
U.S. travel ban complicates radiology conference calendar
January 31, 2017 -- The Trump administration's new policy restricting immigration to the U.S. from seven countries in the Middle East could create complications for societies scheduled to hold meetings in the country in coming months. One group with an upcoming conference, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, issued a statement on January 30 about the new policy.
Imaging offers hope to women with fertility problems
January 26, 2017 -- Millions of women each year have difficulty conceiving children, a condition known as subfertility. But radiology is playing a growing role in both detecting the condition and helping to solve problems with noninvasive therapies, according to research from a leading facility in London.
PET/MRI adds to recurrent breast cancer diagnoses
January 26, 2017 -- PET/MRI's efficacy in women's imaging applications continues to broaden. Dr. Johannes Grueneisen and his colleagues from Essen, Germany, have found the hybrid modality achieves "superior restaging" with breast cancer patients compared with MRI alone.