MRI Insider

Dear MRI Insider,

Reaching an accurate diagnosis of an elbow injury can be notoriously tricky. The anatomy and pathology are complex, and although plain film and ultrasound often are sufficient for evaluating the lateral, medial, and posterior compartments, both techniques have their limitations. Perhaps as a result, use of MRI has grown rapidly over the past few years.

At the recent ECR 2018 in Vienna, researchers from Madrid gave a master class in how to conduct elbow MRI examinations, and they won a prestigious magna cum laude award for their efforts. To learn more, click here.

It's hard to imagine a radiology department without an MRI scanner, but what role is the modality likely to play in another decade or so? What developments and changes can we expect in the next few years? Our market columnist Steve Holloway has speculated about the modality's future. Get his analysis by clicking here.

The safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents came under close scrutiny at ECR 2018, and this topic accounted for two of our top five trends from the congress. Click here for the full story.

Toward the end of ECR 2018, a group of Italian researchers from Candiolo, near Turin, presented their work on a breast MRI protocol they believe is more accurate than what's currently being used.

Also, leading breast MRI pioneer Dr. Christiane Kuhl from Aachen, Germany, asserted that the principles of evidence-based medicine have been "misused" in the case of preoperative breast MRI. Incidentally, I'm delighted to report that Dr. Kuhl has just joined our editorial advisory board.

Use of MRI for dementia cases was also in the spotlight at the meeting in Vienna, where survey results from the European Society of Neuroradiology were presented. Get the details here.

This letter features only a few of the numerous articles posted over recent weeks in the MRI Community. Please scroll through the full list of our coverage below.

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