fMRI finds dogs get style and substance of words
September 14, 2016 -- Add a mark to the win column for dog lovers: A recent Hungarian study using functional MRI (fMRI) found that man's best friend responds to both your words and how you say them. The results also help clarify how our ability to communicate may have evolved.  Discuss
Italy unveils new findings on thalassemia
September 12, 2016 -- Women appear to tolerate iron toxicity better than men, perhaps due to the effect of reduced sensitivity to chronic oxidative stress, and female thalassemia patients only require follow-up every two years, according to a large Italian study.  Discuss
DNA damage comes under fresh scrutiny
September 7, 2016 -- Prompted by the lively recent debate about the possible carcinogenic risk in cardiac imaging for detecting coronary artery disease, Swiss researchers say they've found no significant differences between ultralow-dose coronary CT angiography and cardiovascular MRI.  Discuss
Total scans at Rio Olympics exceeded 1,500
August 24, 2016 -- On the final day of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the number of imaging procedures burst through the 1,500 barrier, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. João Grangeiro. By 5 p.m. Brazil time on Sunday, 862 MRI, 460 x-ray, and 178 ultrasound exams had been performed.  Discuss
4D flow MRI shows smallest hint of LV dysfunction
August 23, 2016 -- Four-dimensional flow MRI can depict even subtle changes in left ventricular (LV) function, bringing new insight to the diagnosis of patients with mild left ventricular dysfunction and remodeling, concludes a study published on 17 August in PLOS One.  Discuss
Navigation tool permits biopsies in closed MRI scanners
August 22, 2016 -- A new investigational technique is enabling German researchers to perform MR-guided liver biopsies of lesions that can't be seen using other modalities and are inaccessible in most MRI scanners, according to a new study in the August edition of European Radiology.  Discuss