PET/MRI develops growing role in cervical cancer
July 22, 2019 -- PET/MRI can become an increasingly valuable modality for the early-stage diagnosis of cervical cancer, especially when the disease spreads to the parametrium, according to a study published on 17 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Act now on handling of serious findings, urges new report
July 19, 2019 -- A government-funded, independent U.K. healthcare agency has published detailed recommendations about how to improve the handling of serious unexpected findings on patient scans by hospital staff. The Royal College of Radiologists has endorsed the report.  Discuss
Mini-MRI scanner tackles knee injury diagnosis
July 19, 2019 -- Researchers have developed a prototype mini-MRI scanner that fits around a patient's leg. The device may help diagnose knee conditions such as anterior cruciate ligament injuries or be used in local clinics and surgeries to reduce waiting times for MRI scans.  Discuss
Breast MRI can identify positive tumor margins
July 18, 2019 -- Researchers have shown that preoperative breast MRI features such as multifocal disease and a nonmass enhancement lesion can help predict positive or close margins at breast-conserving surgery. They published their findings in the August issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
What exactly lies behind MRI safety incidents?
July 16, 2019 -- A new analysis of more than 18,000 MRI scans conducted over a year has shown that incident reports are much more common among hospital inpatients, largely due to clinical problems with patients in transit and the lack of identification and information, while most incidents among outpatients are due to booking issues.  Discuss
Austrians show MRI can be safe for implanted devices
July 16, 2019 -- Low-field MRI scans can be safe and of adequate diagnostic quality for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices, according to an Austrian study published on 4 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Optimum use of cardiac MRI boosts myocarditis detection
July 11, 2019 -- Myocarditis remains underdiagnosed, and lowering the threshold for diagnostic workup with cardiac MRI can help to identify myocarditis early, leading to significant improvements in patient care, according to a joint Swiss-German study published on 3 July in Swiss Medical Weekly.  Discuss
Where are we now on gadolinium uptake in the brain?
July 3, 2019 -- Researchers are striving to understand how and why gadolinium is retained. Studies focus on MRI contrast agents' in vivo stability, how gadolinium crosses biological barriers, the chemical form of the retained compounds, and the relationship between compounds and local image hyperintensities, writes the Maverinck.  Discuss
MRI and teamworking boost outcome in endometriosis
June 28, 2019 -- In tricky cases of endometriosis, the key to success is the optimum use of MRI for preoperative staging plus multidisciplinary teamworking that encourages efficient feedback between surgeons and radiologists to ensure quality control, delegates learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology.  Discuss
Are you drowning from too many acronyms?
June 26, 2019 -- Overusing acronyms and abbreviations in imaging requests and reports can cause confusion, delay a diagnosis, and compromise patient safety, and it's essential to create an approved list of common acronyms, according to a new audit conducted in Scotland.  Discuss