Timely MRI can help predict outcomes for sarcoma patients
November 12, 2018 -- The careful evaluation of the immediate area around soft-tissue sarcomas with MRI before, during, and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy can help clinicians alter cancer treatment, if necessary, according to a French study published online on 5 November in the European Journal of Radiology.
Reactions to gadolinium MRI contrast are largely mild
November 9, 2018 -- Italian researchers found that patients who received gadolinium-based contrast agents experienced short-term reactions that weren't much worse than those in patients who had no contrast at all. Results of the study were published online on 30 October in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Europe unveils new collaboration on cardiac metabolic MRI
November 6, 2018 -- Two of Europe's leading research groups in hyperpolarized and cardiovascular MRI -- ETH Zurich in Switzerland and the Technical University of Munich in Germany -- have joined MetaboliQs, the project funded by the European Union that is due to continue until the end of 2021.  Discuss
Dutch use heart valve tracking to boost viability of 4D MRI
November 5, 2018 -- An automated heart valve-tracking algorithm halved the amount of time and variability involved in blood-flow quantification with 4D MRI, Dutch researchers stated in an article published online on 30 October. The improved efficiency may help convince clinicians that cardiac 4D MRI is useful for assessing valvular heart disease.  Discuss
Edinburgh team shows the way in cardiac imaging
October 30, 2018 -- To develop new techniques and better diagnose and treat heart disease, more cardiac imaging specialists are required, and cardiologists and radiologists must collaborate more closely to achieve their common goals, according to U.K. experts.  Discuss
Germans develop certification scheme for prostate MRI
October 26, 2018 -- The German Radiological Society's uroradiology and genitourinary diagnostics working group has devised a new certification program for multiparametric MRI of the prostate. In a question-and-answer interview, Prof. Matthias Röthke explains about the rationale behind the scheme.  Discuss
Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips
October 18, 2018 -- How have the four largest medical imaging OEMs -- GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Canon Medical Systems, and Philips Healthcare -- performed so far in 2018? Stephen Holloway of U.K. market research firm Signify Research reviews the year so far and offers an update on Signify's forecast.  Discuss
JFR 2018: Must you perform prostate MRI before each biopsy?
October 16, 2018 -- Most experts recommend MRI for patients with a history of systematic negative biopsies and in whom there is still a suspicion of prostate cancer, but the added value remains controversial, Dr. Olivier Rouvière, PhD, told delegates at the French national radiology congress (JFR 2018).  Discuss
Kuhl renews support for abbreviated breast MRI
October 9, 2018 -- Abbreviated breast MRI could be a viable alternative for population-wide screening if combined with dedicated MRI systems optimized for breast imaging and ones that ensure fast patient throughput, according to Dr. Christiane Kuhl.  Discuss
Breast MRI can identify lactating women's cancer
October 2, 2018 -- A woman presents with pregnancy-associated breast cancer: How do you image her? Despite high background parenchymal enhancement, MRI is appropriate and accurately spots satellite lesions, according to researchers from Tübingen, Germany. Breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl is convinced the study has merit.  Discuss