U.K. team highlights COVID-19's neurological signs
July 9, 2020 -- Investigators from a leading London facility have outlined the neurological manifestations of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection in a new study published on 8 July in Brain. They hope the article will enable clinical colleagues to better recognize and treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.  Discuss
COVID-19: Attention shifts to MRI infection control
July 9, 2020 -- Cleaning procedures for CT units used to scan COVID-19 patients have remained a hot topic since March, but now that it's becoming clear the disease can cause brain alterations, more consideration is being given to how radiology departments are dealing with infection control in the MRI suite.  Discuss
Brain MRI accounts for most gadolinium deposits in France
July 8, 2020 -- French researchers have assessed national and regional evolution of gadolinium consumption and found that an increase in MRI machines over the past eight years correlates with an increase in annual gadolinium consumption, but gaps remain in protocols to limit the human and environmental impact.  Discuss
Pediatric brain study highlights new COVID-19 findings
July 7, 2020 -- Researchers from a top London facility have found that children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may develop asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 but later experience a second, severe inflammatory illness in the brain that shows up on MRI.  Discuss
Austrian team shines new light on Alzheimer's decline
July 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Graz, Austria, have found that using MRI to track iron accumulations in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may help clinicians better assess the scope and progression of the disease. They published their results on 30 June in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI radiomics, AI distinguish GBM, brain metastasis
June 30, 2020 -- The combination of radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can be highly accurate for distinguishing between glioblastoma (GBM) and brain metastasis, aiding in the swift diagnosis of brain lesions on standard T1-weighted MRI, according to research published online on 24 June in Physica Medica.  Discuss
New study supports use of breast MRI for DCIS cases
June 26, 2020 -- Using MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) can lead to a marked improvement in surgical planning and outcomes, according to the findings of a large study published on 20 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Swiss team sheds light on knee injuries in adolescents
June 19, 2020 -- Researchers from the University of Zurich have evaluated knee problems in over 100 young competitive alpine skiers. Their analysis may help clinicians better recognize distal femoral cortical irregularities and enable young people to avoid invasive procedures.  Discuss
3D software pinpoints cartilage changes on MRI
June 18, 2020 -- Researchers from a leading U.K. facility have found that a 3D image-analysis software algorithm can spot small changes in the cartilage of knee joints over time on MRI scans. The discovery may lead to the development of new osteoarthritis treatments.  Discuss
Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies
June 15, 2020 -- A lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner Kaiser may help prevent anywhere from 45% to 72.5% of unnecessary breast biopsies in high-risk patients, Austrian researchers have found. The tool also refutes the notion of benign-appearing cancers.  Discuss