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A new analysis conducted by researchers at McKinsey & Company in New York, published Dec. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, identified artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain as the focus for most global medical imaging startups, and potentially for the future of medical imaging.

There is relatively little understood about infant brain development. A team of Finnish researchers sought to explore the brain structures of newborns in a new study published in Brain Structure & Function.

Using a variation of an unconventional imaging approach called “ghost imaging," an international team of researchers has successfully taken low dose three-dimensional (3D) x-ray images which may help make screening for early signs of diseases and cancer cheaper, safer and more accessible.

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.

A novel imaging technology—magnetoencephalography (MEG)—allows scientists to measure levels of iron-based minerals in the brain, which may provide insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, reported researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.

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.

When patients with substance dependence issues are shown cues or images related to such substances, activity in a specific area of the brain increases, according to an fMRI-based study published in Translational Psychiatry. The results may have implications for addiction treatment.

Three-dimensional (3D) MRI is similar to 2D for diagnosing meniscus knee injuries, but may be able to cut down on image acquisition time, reported authors of a Nov. 20 study published in Radiology.

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.

A miniaturized version of a musical instrument developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, can’t produce actual music, but it may improve the quality of medical images, according to research published in the October issue of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.

The one-year grants—ranging from $3,000 to $40,000—were made possible by Canon Medical Systems USA’s support of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education R&E Foundation, according to a Canon Medical Systems press release published Nov. 12.