Dutch use heart valve tracking to boost viability of 4D MRI
November 5, 2018 -- An automated heart valve-tracking algorithm halved the amount of time and variability involved in blood-flow quantification with 4D MRI, Dutch researchers stated in an article published online on 30 October. The improved efficiency may help convince clinicians that cardiac 4D MRI is useful for assessing valvular heart disease.  Discuss
Edinburgh team shows the way in cardiac imaging
October 30, 2018 -- To develop new techniques and better diagnose and treat heart disease, more cardiac imaging specialists are required, and cardiologists and radiologists must collaborate more closely to achieve their common goals, according to U.K. experts.  Discuss
Germans develop certification scheme for prostate MRI
October 26, 2018 -- The German Radiological Society's uroradiology and genitourinary diagnostics working group has devised a new certification program for multiparametric MRI of the prostate. In a question-and-answer interview, Prof. Matthias Röthke explains about the rationale behind the scheme.  Discuss
Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips
October 18, 2018 -- How have the four largest medical imaging OEMs -- GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Canon Medical Systems, and Philips Healthcare -- performed so far in 2018? Stephen Holloway of U.K. market research firm Signify Research reviews the year so far and offers an update on Signify's forecast.  Discuss
JFR 2018: Must you perform prostate MRI before each biopsy?
October 16, 2018 -- Most experts recommend MRI for patients with a history of systematic negative biopsies and in whom there is still a suspicion of prostate cancer, but the added value remains controversial, Dr. Olivier Rouvière, PhD, told delegates at the French national radiology congress (JFR 2018).  Discuss
Kuhl renews support for abbreviated breast MRI
October 9, 2018 -- Abbreviated breast MRI could be a viable alternative for population-wide screening if combined with dedicated MRI systems optimized for breast imaging and ones that ensure fast patient throughput, according to Dr. Christiane Kuhl.  Discuss
Breast MRI can identify lactating women's cancer
October 2, 2018 -- A woman presents with pregnancy-associated breast cancer: How do you image her? Despite high background parenchymal enhancement, MRI is appropriate and accurately spots satellite lesions, according to researchers from Tübingen, Germany. Breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl is convinced the study has merit.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts need for mental therapy
September 28, 2018 -- German researchers led a team that used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to analyze MR images and behavioral data of people at high risk of psychosis or with depression. The algorithm was able to predict whether the individuals would need mental therapy, according to results published online on 26 September in JAMA Psychiatry.  Discuss
Parizel quits Europe, heads Down Under
September 26, 2018 -- One of the best-known European radiologists, Dr. Paul M. Parizel, PhD, is to leave his post at Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. From January, he will combine an academic position as a full professor at the University of Western Australia with a part-time appointment at Royal Perth Hospital.  Discuss
AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
September 18, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images, solving a number of challenges in training AI algorithms, according to research presented on 16 September at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in Granada, Spain.  Discuss