PET/MRI illuminates cerebral vascular risk factors
November 6, 2019 -- PET/MRI scans show middle-aged adults with high vascular risk factors have less whole-brain volume by the time they reach their late 60s, but their lifestyle and physical characteristics do not influence beta-amyloid accumulation, according to a study published online on 4 November in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  Discuss
IMV: Global radiologists stay positive despite challenges
November 4, 2019 -- Radiologists in global markets are optimistic about future growth prospects for medical imaging procedures, but their priorities for imaging equipment are being dictated by local conditions. That's according to a new market research report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
MRI can shed light on cognitive decline after stroke
November 1, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have used a single MRI brain scan and an automated tissue segmentation tool to predict cognitive problems in patients with stroke-related small-vessel disease in the brain. Their work may establish useful image-based biomarkers for small-vessel disease severity.  Discuss
Police investigate serious MRI accident in Sweden
October 30, 2019 -- The police investigation into last Wednesday's accident at a mobile MRI unit in Swedish Lapland is underway and likely to take several weeks. Chilling details are emerging about the incident that led to a specialist nurse being seriously injured, and members of the country's imaging community have started to respond.  Discuss
6 tips on how to excel at MDT meetings
October 30, 2019 -- There's a relentless increase in time taken up with multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, but what can you do to get your voice heard, collaborate more effectively, and ensure a positive outcome? Dr. Giles Maskell, a former president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, shares his experiences.  Discuss
MR-HIFU is safe, effective for uterine fibroids
October 25, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a safe therapy for treating uterine fibroids, with a reintervention rate comparable to that of uterine artery embolization. Study results were published on 15 October in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Hospital staff injured in MRI accident in Sweden
October 24, 2019 -- Officials at a Swedish hospital have confirmed that a hospital staff member was seriously injured and two security guards sustained minor injuries in an accident on Wednesday involving a mobile MRI scanner.  Discuss
Multiparametric MRI targets timely tumor differentiation
October 21, 2019 -- With greater use of cross-sectional imaging, many more renal masses are detected in routine practice. Accurate and early characterization of these masses with multiparametric MRI could soon be pivotal in patient management. New protocols are now gaining ground, but clinical validation is ongoing, according to Dr. Nicolas Grenier.  Discuss
How do the Irish organize sports imaging?
October 17, 2019 -- Even if most countries don't have sports imaging as a specialty, most radiologists are exposed to sports-related injuries. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Cunningham, vice dean of the Faculty of Radiologists in Ireland, discusses the role of radiologists in diagnosing and managing sports injuries and how she handles the most common musculoskeletal cases.  Discuss