Cardiac MRI offers prognosis for hard-to-find infarctions
July 19, 2018 -- Cardiac MRI can play a critical role in helping to determine which patients suspected of having stable coronary artery disease could have an unrecognized myocardial infarction and an increased risk of an adverse cardiac event, according to a study published online recently in PLOS One.  Discuss
Imaging shows value in congenital agenesis of pericardium
July 17, 2018 -- Congenital agenesis of the pericardium is often discovered as an incidental finding, but Greek researchers have now demonstrated that CT and MRI can reveal important information about this rare cardiac malformation.  Discuss
3D cardiac model enhances heart valve surgery
July 13, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed software that uses ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans of the heart to produce virtual 3D models depicting different stages of heartbeat, according to a presentation at the recent Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
Imaging pioneer Achenbach secures Europe's top cardiac post
July 11, 2018 -- Radiology is about to get a powerful new ally at the helm of cardiology after the European Society of Cardiology announced this week that Dr. Stephan Achenbach, head of cardiology at the University of Erlangen in Germany, has won the election to be its next president.  Discuss
MRI scans show neckties cut blood flow to brain
July 9, 2018 -- You now have another reason to hate neckties. German researchers using MRI discovered that neckties can constrict blood flow to the brain, according to a study published online on 30 June in Neuroradiology.  Discuss
The dilution and demise of human expertise
July 4, 2018 -- The academic mindset has turned into fast McDonalds-style science, and hard evidence and clear and proven results are ousted by assertions lacking scientific foundations, the Maverinck writes. He fears the ivory tower of yore has been replaced by blathering smartphone science.  Discuss
Germans issue new protocol recommendations for spinal MRI
July 3, 2018 -- The German Radiological Society's working group on musculoskeletal imaging has released new protocol recommendations for spinal MRI examinations. In a Q&A interview, Dr. Andrea Baur-Melnyk explains the rationale behind the guidelines.  Discuss
7T MRI may release mercury from amalgam dental fillings
July 2, 2018 -- MR imaging at 7-tesla magnet strength may release toxic mercury from amalgam dental fillings, according to a new study published online on 26 June in the journal Radiology. However, the effect was not found with the lower-strength 1.5-tesla magnets that are more commonly used in the clinical setting, the researchers noted.  Discuss
Nikolaou: AI for complex cases may be over 10 years off
June 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to create more imaging opportunities and boost demand for specialists, but multimodality, multiparametric, or complex MRI diagnoses using AI are probably at least a decade away, according to Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou from Tübingen, Germany.  Discuss
Sodickson: ISMRM can play sheriff in AI's Wild West
June 19, 2018 -- The imaging artificial intelligence (AI) landscape is like the Wild West right now, but the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) can act as the sheriff, according to Dr. Daniel Sodickson, PhD, the society's president.  Discuss