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Coronary CT angiography (CTA) and functional testing came out on more or less equal footing for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD) in symptomatic patients, according to results from the PROMISE trial presented March 14 at the American College of Cardiology scientific session. But CTA pulled ahead in other ways.

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CHICAGO—Current biomedical research is tackling a number of major issues and contains myriad opportunities for imaging, but financial concerns loom large as research budgets fail to keep up with inflation, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, who delivered a special lecture last week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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CHICAGO—PET/CT has demonstrated promise for differentiating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in military veterans, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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CHICAGO—Trying to further our understanding of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has shown changes in brain connections could be an early biomarker of the disease.

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CHICAGO—High school football players may experience brain changes detectable with MRI after a single season of play, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).