Contrast agent pooling on CT suggests imminent cardiac arrest
May 23, 2022 -- Researchers suggest that contrast agent pooling on CT -- known as the CAP sign -- are in danger of imminent cardiac arrest. The CAP sign could be addressed as an imaging feature of circulatory failure and used to predict the likelihood of cardiac arrest, they say. Read More
PET/CT reveals heart artery inflammation in COVID-19 patients
May 23, 2022 -- PET/CT imaging shows that inflammation of the aorta is increased in the early postinfection stage of COVID-19 in patients with severe disease, according to a study from Greece. Read More
MRI's 'forgotten' contrast agent makes dramatic reappearance
May 20, 2022 -- After decades of dormancy, deuterium is surging in research use as a contrast agent for MRI. Researchers discussed deuterium's potential in a presentation at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual congress in London. Read More
Does AI pose a serious threat to radiographers' jobs?
May 19, 2022 -- Global artificial intelligence (AI) luminary Dr. Daniel Sodickson, PhD, has sought to allay fears that a "Wild West" of disruptive innovations and increased automation in the coming years could decimate the jobs of radiographers. Read More
11.7T MR spectroscopy quantifies brain glucose metabolism
May 18, 2022 -- French researchers have developed a new MR spectroscopy approach to study brain glucose metabolism, a process significantly involved in Alzheimer's disease. They presented their work at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
Reflections on 2 years of COVID: What we got wrong
May 17, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over, and it may never truly disappear, but there have been many curious changes over the last two years, writes Dr. Paul McCoubrie in a new column. He gives a personal view on COVID's impact on radiology since 2020. Read More
Debate intensifies over precise clinical role of ultralow-field MRI
May 17, 2022 -- New portable ultralow-field MRI scanners promise to radically improve medical imaging access for patients with neurological disorders and other conditions, but which clinical indications and unmet needs will be filled with these systems? The global MRI community is striving to reach a consensus in this area. Read More
Video from ISMRM 2022: Thoralf Niendorf on MRI field strength
May 16, 2022 -- Is the future all about low-field MRI, or will high-field scanners continue to have an important role to play in clinical imaging? For answers, we caught up with Prof. Thoralf Niendorf, PhD, at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). He remains an enthusiastic supporter of ultrahigh-field MRI. Read More
Dutch unrest grows over profits of software vendors
May 16, 2022 -- A senior Dutch hospital manager has voiced concern about the activities of software companies that reportedly have unclear pricing strategies and are making unreasonable profits. Dr. Maurice van den Bosch, chairman of Amsterdam hospital group OLVG and a former interventional radiologist, said that the discrepancy is unsustainable and the relationship is lopsided. Read More
Web-based application assists MRI safety assessments
May 16, 2022 -- A new web-based software application can facilitate safety assessments of MRI exams, according to a presentation on 11 May at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in London. Read More