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Functional neuroimaging may indicate self-reported psychotic symptoms in adolescence

A group of researchers measured functional imaging responses to stop-signal, monetary incentive delay and face tasks to investigate the neural correlates of psychotic like experiences in youth.

Great Lakes Medical Imaging adds a mastodon to its patient database

Great Lakes Medical Imaging near Buffalo, New York, usually provides 3D images for human patients, but mastodon bones were recently put through its scanners to help a retired curator figure out what caused some of the creature's abnormal features.

Carotid ultrasound usefully predictive in post-stroke care

Rapid stenting of the carotid artery can significantly reduce the risk of secondary stroke, and a new Taiwanese study shows that carotid ultrasound imaging can help predict likely functional outcomes following such stenting in ischemic stroke patients with carotid artery stenosis.

MRI shows children with obstructive sleep apnea have reduced grey matter in cortical regions

In a new study conducted at the University of Chicago’s Medical Center, researchers scanned the brains of children between 7 and 11 years old who have moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and found that, if untreated, it can lead to widespread brain damage.  

Are patients unnecessarily tested for rare liver conditions?

A new article published in the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation University of Michigan discusses why patients are unnecessarily tested for rare liver conditions, which raises concerns and costs.

GE Healthcare, Lantheus Medical Imaging discuss deal for CAD imaging agent

GE Healthcare and Lantheus Medical Imaging have proposed a global deal for a contuniuation of the phase 3 development and global commercialization of Lantheus’s flurpiridaz F 18, a positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) agent for diagnosing coronary artery disease.

MRI shows why people's political beliefs just won't budge

Last November’s presidential election ended friendships because of opposing political views, and now an MRI study shows why people’s political beliefs just won’t budge.

MRI of pacemaker patients requires close radiology+cardiology collaboration

Thanks to advances in MRI-compatible cardiac device technology, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are no longer absolute contraindications for MRI exams. The devices remain relative contraindications for MRI, however, and their presence in MRI patients calls for radiologists and cardiologists to work closely together in order to both ensure patient safety and minimize legal risk.  

Flying across the U.S. equivalent to a chest x-ray?

Researchers have recently found that there are radiation clouds that, if one were exposed to for long enough, could affect health. Data suggests that a flight across the U.S. is equivalent to getting one chest x-ray; doing so while flying through a radiation cloud would double that exposure.

Medical imaging’s impact on history—yet another reason researchers need funding

Modern medical imaging technology has made for quicker diagnoses, less invasive surgeries and improved public health—and, as everyone within the industry knows, these advances are just the beginning. Cutting-edge modalities and techniques promise to let clinicians use virtual reality to find colorectal polyps or measure the shape of a prostate to determine whether or not there’s cancer.