Functional MRI assists in somatosensory cortex
February 1, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Germany have used ultrahigh-field functional MRI to produce a precise topographic map of the representation of touch in area 3b of the somatosensory cortex -- a region thought to only respond to mechanical stimulation.  Discuss
MRI sheds new light on fetal MSK abnormalities
January 30, 2018 -- Fetal MRI is proving an increasingly useful technique that can provide valuable clinical information, and it should be carried out whenever a musculoskeletal (MSK) abnormality is suspected, according to Spanish researchers who have assessed over 1,000 pregnant women.  Discuss
Relaxation times in MRI: Trying to map the biological world
January 29, 2018 -- Relaxation time measurements are back in fashion among the MRI community. Obsolete methods are being dug out again, and research funds are being spent on answering questions that were discarded years ago, writes the Maverinck in his hard-hitting new column.  Discuss
French radiology mourns Dr. Alain Rahmouni
January 29, 2018 -- The French Society of Radiology has announced that Dr. Alain Rahmouni died suddenly on 26 January. He was a pioneer in cardiac MRI and a driving force in French radiology, noted a tribute posted by the European Society of Radiology.  Discuss
Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite
January 29, 2018 -- A visit to see his mother-in-law in a state-run hospital in India turned tragic for an Indian man who was killed when an oxygen cylinder he was carrying pulled him into the bore of an MRI scanner.  Discuss
PET/MRI proves value in cardiac sarcoidosis detection
January 23, 2018 -- U.K. researchers are recommending the use of PET/MRI to assess suspected cases of cardiac sarcoidosis, with late gadolinium enhancement and FDG uptake as the key indicators of disease, according to a study published online on 8 January in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss