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According to a study published online Feb. 22 in the Journal of American Medical Association, MRI-derived parameters applied to a risk model could reduce unnecessary biopsies and improve accuracy in diagnosising of prostate cancer.  

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) present human anatomy education with a new set of tools for many academic institutions.

An unexpected finding involving gadolinium-based contrast agents and stroke patients has prompted researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further explore the ocular effects of MRI exams in stroke patients.

Robotically assisted sonic therapy (RAST) has proven to be effective in producing clinically relevant hepatic ablation zones without being invasive to the subject, according to a new study published in Radiology.  

Mastering the art of balancing risks and benefits, according to Matthew Davenport, MD, from the University of Michigan, is what medicine is all about. When anecdotes about gadolinium-based contrast media agents allegedly poisoning patients became increasingly mainstream, its use in imaging procedures like MRIs has been heavily questioned by the medical community.  

 

Recent Headlines

Imaging obesity: New study links heart failure to fatty liver disease

Obese individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have higher instances of cardiovascular disease and heart failure, according to results of a study published online Jan. 26 in the journal Radiology.

Quality improvement interventions may reduce inappropriate cardiac imaging

A systematic review of seven studies found that quality improvement initiatives helped reduce inappropriate cardiac imaging. The most successful interventions featured physician audit and feedback capabilities.

Cardiac MRI shows men’s and women’s hearts age differently

A longitudinal, observational study of patients without cardiovascular disease at baseline found that the mass and volume of the left ventricle differs between men and women as they get older. The results were based on cardiac MRI taken at baseline and during a follow-up visit.

Kids with complex heart disease at higher risk of imaging-induced cancer

While imaging technologies and medical procedures for treating cardiac conditions have improved, there are risks, particularly to the youngest patients. Researchers found that children with heart disease who have the most difficult treatment paths face the greatest long-term risks for cancer.

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