Radiologists reading digital imaging exams move their mouses much more and tap their keypads far less than computer-bound nonradiologist workers, and that’s just one of several factors contributing to the rise of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) in radiologists.

Despite being outfitted with substantial hearing protection, 26 young and healthy volunteers with no history of auditory problems or ototoxic drug use suffered a temporary yet troublesome shift in hearing threshold after undergoing brain MRI in a study conducted in China and published online Aug. 16 in Radiology.

Recent research using MRI has shown a frustrated parent’s threat that video games will “rot your brain” may be exaggerated, but the activity can change a player’s brain in fundamental ways.

Head CT does not increase patients’ risk of developing meningiomas, the usually benign but often slowly symptomatic brain tumors that have been suspected of forming more often in individuals exposed to concentrated doses of ionizing radiation.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have demonstrated a machine-learning algorithm that combines neuroimaging with neurophysiological, proteomic and genomic diagnostics to predict Alzheimer’s disease early on in its advance.