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Football has been in the spotlight in recent years due to numerous studies revealing the toll repeated hits to the head take on the brain. New research presented Thursday, Nov. 29, at RSNA’s 2018 Annual Meeting added to that focus, finding the sport may damage brain fibers in young football players.

Using fMRI, researchers found that brain regions associated with impulsivity were altered in men who are addicted to video games, according to new findings presented Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018.

For women with certain breast cancer risk factors, annual mammograms beginning at age 30 may be beneficial, according to a large-scale study presented Wednesday, Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) elected Jeffrey S. Klein, MD, to its board of directors at its annual meeting in Chicago. Klein will serve as the board liaison for publications and communications.

Treatment that delivers pulses of energy directly to nerves near the spine is a safe and effective procedure in patients with acute lower back pain, according to research presented Tuesday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago. The method may help patients who have not responded to conservative treatments.

NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology announced it will release more than 1.5 million anonymous MR images from its fastMRI collaboration with Facebook AI Research (FAIR), a partnership focused on using AI to speed up MRIs.

One season of football may cause alterations in the brain development of younger players, according to research presented Monday, Nov. 26, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Using artificial intelligence (AI), researchers from Stanford University in California have reduced the amount of gadolinium left behind in a patient’s body after an MRI exam, according to research presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago

Over the past year, 2018 RSNA President Vijay Rao, MD, has heard radiologists across the globe express their “hype, hope and fear” of the sudden rise in technology. During her presidential address at RSNA's 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago she put those fears to bed, while placing the onus on radiologists to help do the same.

A team of researchers used MRI brain scans to predict which patients would develop dementia within three years and were nearly 90 percent accurate, according to a small study presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

New research presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago suggested women 75 years and older should continue to get annual screening mammograms due to the high incidence of breast cancer found in this population.

Images from the world’s first whole-body MRI scanner are set to be presented at this year’s 2018 RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago, according to a University of California, Davis statement.