Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties
January 11, 2019 -- The combination of machine learning and functional MRI (fMRI) can reveal the cellular properties of brain regions, offering potential for noninvasive assessment of treatments for neurological diseases and the use of individualized therapies, according to research published online January 9 in Science Advances.  Discuss
Spanish group scoops top prizes for work in advanced MRI
January 9, 2019 -- Radiologists from a small city in southern Spain that is famous for its olive oil and medieval fortresses have collected two prestigious awards for their groundbreaking research in the emerging field of diffusion tensor imaging.  Discuss
German team investigates novel method to detect gadolinium
January 8, 2019 -- Researchers from Erlangen, Germany, have looked at the possibility that significantly lower T1 relaxation times can confirm the presence of gadolinium in the brains of patients who have undergone multiple contrast-enhanced MRI scans. They published their findings online on 1 January in Radiology.  Discuss
French radiology responds strongly to 'disdainful' criticism
January 3, 2019 -- France's National Council of Radiology has reacted angrily to a series of negative comments made about the profession by an expert in infectious diseases. The remarks were made in a recent editorial in the weekly political and news magazine Le Point.  Discuss
What does the future hold for imaging of osteoarthritis?
January 2, 2019 -- Radiography, MRI, and ultrasound all have a role to play in osteoarthritis imaging, but what are the pros and cons of using each modality, and how is hybrid imaging likely to transform this field? Three international musculoskeletal experts provide some answers.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2018
December 26, 2018 -- Trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna, the golden rules of radiology, the pros and cons of radiographers reporting chest x-rays, and the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI were the main topics that caught your attention over the past 12 months.  Discuss
MRI guidance is feasible for proton therapy
December 21, 2018 -- MR guidance is emerging as a powerful tool for real-time monitoring of radiation treatments, offering excellent soft-tissue contrast and the ability to track intrafractional tumor motion. Hybrid devices for MR-guided photon-based radiotherapy are now in clinical use. But to date, no such combined system exists for proton therapy.  Discuss
U.K. regulator recommends prostate MRI before biopsy
December 14, 2018 -- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the U.K. has supported the use of multiparametric MRI as a frontline tool in English hospitals to scan for prostate cancer, but the Royal College of Radiologists has already expressed concerns over the shortage of equipment to cope with the additional examinations.  Discuss
Imaging reveals subtle brain alterations in gaming addiction
December 14, 2018 -- New research involving the use of functional MRI has shown that internet gaming disorder is associated with gender-specific changes in the brain. Men have alterations in brain regions that affect impulse control, while women do not, according to a presentation at the RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
US/MRI fusion software enhances prostate biopsies
December 6, 2018 -- Software that fuses ultrasound and MRI images for guidance of prostate biopsies can help surgeons find clinically significant prostate cancers that would have otherwise been missed, according to research published on 6 December in European Urology.  Discuss