Why a disturbed child should make us suspicious
September 29, 2017 -- X-ray, CT, and MRI play a key diagnostic role in cases of suspected violence against children. Some findings are made by chance, while others are abundantly apparent. In this interview, Dr. Hans-Joachim Mentzel, chair of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, discusses the signs to look for.  Discuss
fMRI links brain disruptions to Parkinson's hallucinations
September 28, 2017 -- Researchers from VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam used functional MRI (fMRI) to visualize disruptions in several areas of the brain associated with attention and visual processing in people with Parkinson's disease. The findings could explain visual hallucinations in these patients, according to a paper published online on September 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
U.K. issues new advice on imaging of child abuse
September 27, 2017 -- The U.K. has released detailed guidelines on suspected cases of child abuse. The 54-page document can be downloaded for free from the Royal College of Radiologists' website, and given the U.K.'s experience and leading role in this area, it may be used widely across Europe.  Discuss
Interview: Imaging's responsibility to children
September 25, 2017 -- Dr. Friederike Körber has a passion for working with children. She was scientific manager of the annual conference of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, which took place last week in Cologne. She explains about what makes her job so rewarding and the skills needed to make a good pediatric radiologist.  Discuss
MRI correlates brain changes to cognitive decline
September 22, 2017 -- Researchers from multiple groups in the U.K., headed up at St George's University of London, have developed a single score MR imaging methodology for correlating cerebral small vessel disease damage to cognitive decline.  Discuss
fMRI cheese study wins Ig Nobel Prize
September 21, 2017 -- It isn't every day that cheese is the focal point of a functional MRI (fMRI) study, but a foray by French researchers into an area of research that is seldom -- if ever -- explored earned them an Ig Nobel Prize.  Discuss
Champagne and PET/MRI: Why they're so similar
September 19, 2017 -- PET/MRI and champagne have a lot in common. On the face of it, both are expensive and even exclusive, befitting the "rich and famous." Read more about the similarities between PET/MRI and champagne in a guest editorial by Thomas Beyer, PhD, and Dr. Vicky Goh.  Discuss
Hip fractures: How many MR sequences are enough?
September 11, 2017 -- Coronal short tau inversion recovery is the best MRI sequence for detecting bony and soft-tissue acute injuries to the hip, and anybody looking to create an abridged protocol should prioritize it over other sequences, new research has found.  Discuss
A short and critical approach to contrast agent safety
September 8, 2017 -- In the current climate of "gadolinium phobia," it's difficult to know which contrast agent to use in a given clinical scenario and in what quantity. The Maverinck aims to bring some clarity and common sense to the ongoing safety debate in his latest column.  Discuss
French raise alarm over smoldering blanket in PET/MRI
September 6, 2017 -- French researchers are alerting radiology facilities to an incident that occurred in their PET/MRI suite: Copper fibers in a blanket used to cover a patient began to heat up, causing the blanket to smolder and nearly catch fire, according to a case study published August 31 in Radiology.  Discuss