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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).

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CHICAGO—When it comes to supplemental breast imaging for women with dense breasts but who are considered low risk, tomosynthesis could be a supplemental screening modality, while MRI screenings alongside digital mammography should be used for women at higher risk, according to a Nov. 30 presentation at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).