3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy
January 11, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a 3D-printed robot-guided device capable of facilitating MR-guided breast biopsy and improving the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. Biopsies can even be performed inside the MRI scanner.  Discuss
Madrid team gives master class on football injuries
January 5, 2018 -- Try to match the imaging modality with the specific injury of a young football player -- that's one of the practical tips given by doctors from a sports medicine clinic in Madrid with nine years of experience dealing with injured children and adolescents.  Discuss
MRI links function of brain networks to IQ
January 5, 2018 -- A person's intelligence could soon be confirmed with an MRI scan to assess how well connected and functional his or her neurological networks are, according to a study published in the January issue of Neuron.  Discuss
What's next for deep learning? Dutch show the way
January 3, 2018 -- A multidisciplinary team from the Netherlands collected a top award at RSNA 2017 for identifying four key areas of future development for deep learning: multitask learning, image-to-image synthesis, unsupervised learning, and uncertainty estimation and novelty detection.  Discuss
X-ray fluorescence detects retained gadolinium in bone
December 28, 2017 -- As the safety of gadolinium MRI contrast is hotly debated, one of the challenges has been detecting gadolinium deposition in living patients. Canadian researchers may have found a solution to the dilemma with an x-ray fluorescence system that can noninvasively detect trace elements of gadolinium in exposed individuals.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2017
December 27, 2017 -- Today we offer you the top 10 stories of 2017 on AuntMinnieEurope.com. As was the case last year, the single most important issue facing the European imaging community was gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI, which accounted for four of the 10 articles.  Discuss
MRI guidance can transform prostate radiotherapy
December 26, 2017 -- An international collaboration headed up by the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London is investigating the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients.  Discuss
3D DTI-MRI can suggest weak cervix, pregnancy issues
December 22, 2017 -- Three-dimensional diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) examinations of the cervix may have discovered at least one reason why some pregnant women miscarry or go into labor prematurely, according to a U.K. study published online on 11 December.  Discuss
PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence
December 18, 2017 -- PET/MRI can better detect and classify local lesions and distant metastases in women suspected of having recurrent pelvic cancer than MRI alone, according to a study presented at the recent RSNA 2017 annual meeting.  Discuss
U.K. to pull linear gadolinium MRI agents by February
December 15, 2017 -- Two widely used linear gadolinium MRI contrast agents will be pulled from the U.K. market by 1 February, while the use of other linear agents will be restricted to limited indications, according to an announcement by the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.  Discuss