AI can speed up whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI
December 12, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to produce high-quality whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (WBDWI) in a fraction of the time traditionally needed to perform these exams, potentially enabling wider use of clinical WBDWI, U.K. researchers reported at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association.  Discuss
Lifting the lid on dementia: MRI's role advances
December 10, 2019 -- The evolution of atrophy rating scales and structured reporting is contributing to MRI's rapidly developing role in a dementia clinical setting, but training and education and implementation challenges remain, according to award-winning Spanish research presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Top poster prizewinners enjoy the moment at RSNA 2019
December 5, 2019 -- Research groups across the globe were celebrating on Wednesday afternoon at RSNA 2019, when the 28 winners of the prestigious magna cum laude awards were unveiled. Recreational drug use, 3D printing, bariatric surgery, and MR elastography of the brain were among the prizewinning topics.  Discuss
Investigation into MRI accident nears completion in Sweden
November 20, 2019 -- The company that owns and operates the mobile MRI scanner involved in last month's serious accident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, Swedish Lapland, has nearly finished its investigation, although the police inquest appears to be moving ahead less rapidly.  Discuss
Lego MRI initiative attracts over 5,000 supporters
November 18, 2019 -- A Lego MRI scheme developed by a U.K.-based radiographer to reduce anxiety among children has now won the support of more than 5,000 followers. The Danish toy company is allowing the project leaders 14 months to reach the 10,000 supporters required for a commercial launch.  Discuss
MRI safety: An urgent issue for an increasing crowd
November 13, 2019 -- The number of MRI accidents currently reported is only the tip of the iceberg, and we really need a more widespread, efficient, and accessible reporting system, writes Titti Owman from Lund, Sweden. She also addresses the safety risks and how to minimize them.  Discuss
Global celebrations mark International Day of Radiology
November 8, 2019 -- The International Day of Radiology was celebrated around the world on 8 November as radiology professionals observed the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's discovery of x-rays on this date in 1895.  Discuss
New details emerge of 2nd MRI accident in Sweden
November 6, 2019 -- Reports appeared in the Swedish press on Tuesday about a second MRI accident that occurred in the coastal town of Varberg in April. This follows the recent incident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, where forensic experts have now completed their site inspection.  Discuss
PET/MRI illuminates cerebral vascular risk factors
November 6, 2019 -- PET/MRI scans show middle-aged adults with high vascular risk factors have less whole-brain volume by the time they reach their late 60s, but their lifestyle and physical characteristics do not influence beta-amyloid accumulation, according to a study published online on 4 November in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss