Global study sheds light on MRI availability, use, and price
May 17, 2018 -- New analysis posted on 8 May by the Kaiser Family Foundation has revealed fresh data about the worldwide availability, use, and price of MRI. The information was published as part of a forum held by the foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare in Washington, DC, U.S.  Discuss
Fluciclovine-PET, MRI better together for prostate cancer
May 14, 2018 -- Combining fluciclovine-PET and multiparametric MRI potentially can better detect and classify high-risk prostate cancer than the two modalities alone, according to a Norwegian study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
RöKo: Molecular imaging can transform dementia care
May 11, 2018 -- Imaging of dementia has come under close scrutiny at the German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2018) in Leipzig. In this interview, Dr. Henryk Barthel from Leipzig outlines how PET/MRI can contribute to better patient management.  Discuss
Open MRI proves viable to evaluate placenta
May 10, 2018 -- MRI of the placenta is feasible in a 1-tesla open MRI scanner, and the technology can be valuable for surgical planning and safe maternal and fetal management in complex cases, according to Greek researchers.  Discuss
MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis
May 10, 2018 -- MRI can help predict which patients with prepsychotic symptoms will go on to develop full-blown psychosis by providing information about the folds of the brain's outer surface, according to a study published online on April 25 in JAMA Psychiatry.  Discuss
3D printing compares to MRI for planning ACL repair
May 3, 2018 -- Measuring 3D-printed knees may be just as effective as the standard technique of measuring multiplanar reconstruction knee MRI scans in determining ideal graft length for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, new research from Italy has found.  Discuss
10 tips to improve productivity in reporting
May 1, 2018 -- Reporting imaging examinations is an integral part of every radiologist's working life, but how could this task be done more effectively? Dr. Giles Maskell, past president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, has a wealth of experience of reporting, and he shares some practical and creative hints on how to boost productivity.  Discuss
French groups make peace on reimbursement
April 27, 2018 -- After a prolonged battle, France's union of private radiologists signed a three-year agreement over imaging prices on 26 April with the union of health insurers. The settlement paves the way for better control of imaging costs without endangering the future of the discipline.  Discuss
U.K. issues new advice on reporting standards
April 23, 2018 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has updated its standards for any healthcare professional providing a report on an imaging investigation. The document defines best practice and emphasizes the importance of actionable reporting, according to RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
German newspapers and the gadolinium controversy
April 18, 2018 -- Not everything printed is true, but it may provide food for thought. This adage is particularly relevant when it comes to media coverage of the ongoing debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents, writes the Maverinck in his latest column.  Discuss