Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
February 23, 2018 -- German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly reduces false-positive findings and increases the detection of breast cancer -- without the need for a gadolinium-based contrast agent, according to a study published online February 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
Clinical audits promise productivity gains in Russia
February 20, 2018 -- A radiology audit service in Moscow that already assesses 150 CT, MRI, and mammography systems across 64 outpatient departments is gearing up for further expansion. Unified Radiological Information Service is expected to reduce costs for radiology departments.  Discuss
Study: Over 30% of breast cancers missed on breast MRI
February 16, 2018 -- Almost one-third of breast cancers detected in a high-risk screening program using breast MRI were already visible at the last negative MRI scan, Dutch researchers have reported. The results apply to both screen-detected and interval cancers, they added.  Discuss
Some side effects of the great gadolinium scare
February 14, 2018 -- The news about gadolinium is having side effects -- many radiologists now are too scared to use any gadolinium-based contrast agent. But have the effects been overstated and overblown? The Maverinck investigates in his latest column.  Discuss
Indian group defends radiologist in fatal MRI incident
February 13, 2018 -- A local branch of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association has come to the defense of the radiologist who was arrested in connection with the death of a man who carried an oxygen cylinder into an MRI suite in January, according to a February 12 article in the Indian Express.
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
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