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Whole-body MRI gains momentum for oncology cases
February 6, 2018 -- Whole-body MRI is an emerging clinical tool for accurate and early assessment of oncology patients in a single, noninvasive technique, Egyptian researchers have found. It's a reliable, reproducible method that is ideal for follow-up, they added.  Discuss
10 top tips on best use of MR enterography in small bowel
February 6, 2018 -- Used properly, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can play a valuable clinical role in a variety of small-bowel disorders, according to Iranian researchers, who have revealed the 10 main lessons learned from conducting around 1,100 examinations over the past four years.  Discuss
Breast screening uptake drops to new low in England
February 5, 2018 -- The proportion of women in England between the ages of 50 and 70 taking up breast screening has fallen to the lowest level in 10 years, according to a new report. The emphasis on the pros and the cons of screening is thought to be behind the drop, but one expert says it's the media's fault.  Discuss
Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'?
February 5, 2018 -- In today's world of "fake news" and "alternative facts," is the debate over mammography screening one of "fake science"? It might be, according to a paper published recently in BMC Medical Ethics from a Norwegian researcher who claims to show how breast screening researchers fit facts to suit their beliefs.  Discuss
One-view DBT could be sufficient for breast screening
February 2, 2018 -- One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is not statistically inferior to two-view digital mammography (DM) or two-view DM plus two-view DBT, Dutch researchers have found. Furthermore, one-view DBT could be sufficient for experienced readers, they added.  Discuss
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
Augmented reality headset bolsters reconstructive surgery
January 31, 2018 -- Using an augmented reality headset to view CT angiography images allowed researchers from the U.K. to improve the accuracy and speed of reconstructive surgery in the leg for a series of cases detailed in an article published online on 31 January in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
3D printing enters brave new world
January 31, 2018 -- The idea of printing human tissues and organs for implantation is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. It is a real prospect that will open new frontiers in medicine in less than a decade, delegates were told at this week's Arab Health congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Discuss
Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely
January 31, 2018 -- While cancer survival rates are generally increasing worldwide, there are still wide and persistent disparities between countries, particularly for some childhood cancers, according to a large study of population-based survival trends published on Tuesday in the Lancet.  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
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