Functional MRI sheds new light on sound and touch
November 10, 2017 -- Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands have observed auditory responses in the human somatosensory cortex, a region of the brain usually dedicated to processing touch. They measured functional MRI signal changes following a frequency discrimination task.  Discuss
BIR: New peak in litigation claims looms large
November 6, 2017 -- LONDON - Litigation claims involving radiology are on the rise, and it's vital to be prepared for the increasingly legalistic climate that lies ahead, an expert told delegates on 3 November at the annual congress of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Discuss
MRI could be 'game changer' for cardiac arrest survivors
November 2, 2017 -- By taking MRI measurements of the brain's functional network connectivity within two weeks after a patient experiences cardiac arrest, clinicians may be better able to predict their clinical outcomes, according to a study published online on October 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
Metastasis or incidental finding? Cardiac MRI gives answers
October 25, 2017 -- Cardiac FDG uptake in oncological PET/CT must not be ignored, and MRI is a useful technique for evaluation of complex cases and can help to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions, according to new research from Turkey and the U.K.  Discuss
Kuhl: Stop focusing on breast cancer overdiagnosis
October 18, 2017 -- Instead of overdiagnosis, the main problem with breast cancer screening is underdiagnosis, according to breast imaging expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl. Furthermore, breast MRI could be a tool of the future to alleviate this problem, she added.  Discuss
JFR 2017: Choose the right MRI contrast to confirm leaks
October 13, 2017 -- Hypersignal seen outside the liver parenchyma on MRI scans after an injection of contrast for hepatobiliary studies is usually understood as a sign of biliary leak. But is it a good way to confirm injury after surgery? Maybe not, according to the researchers of a study to be presented on 14 October at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR 2017) congress.  Discuss
Staffing crisis deepens in U.K., RCR says
October 11, 2017 -- Nearly one in 10 radiology posts in the U.K. were vacant in 2016, and 61% of those positions were unfilled for a year or more, according to a new report released by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Evidence mounts: Use macrocyclic GBCAs in pediatric MRI
October 10, 2017 -- Could macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) become the standard MRI protocol for pediatric patients? German researchers think so, after finding no measurable increase in signal intensity in key brain regions after multiple administrations in a study published in the October issue of Radiology.  Discuss
French radiologists get set to become TV stars
October 6, 2017 -- France's national union of independent radiologists has unveiled a new television advertising campaign to promote breast cancer screening in tandem with Pink October, the country's national breast cancer awareness month.  Discuss
Schönberg: Spirit of innovation must continue unbroken
October 6, 2017 -- The new president of the German Radiological Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG), Dr. Stefan Schönberg, reflects on the changes taking place in the fast-moving world of medical imaging and shares his thoughts on the challenges ahead.  Discuss