Cardiovascular Imaging

While medical students in Scotland are struggling to be admitted into radiology programs, the United Kingdom's radiologist shortage is leading to stroke patients looking elsewhere for treatment, according to a report published September 21 by The Times U.K.

A team at ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, has found photoplethysmography can noninvasively capture unique information on the regulation of a patient’s peripheral blood flow, according to research published in Scientific Reports.

In what medical experts are calling an “extraordinarily rare” case, four European women developed breast cancer years after receiving organ donations from a single donor, according to a report published Sept. 19 by CNN.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland announced it has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research a novel imaging technique for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease, according to a university release.

Dual-energy (DE) CT iodine maps offer a slight benefit when paired with traditional CT angiography images in diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE), reported researchers in a Sept. 11 Radiology study.

The third Nikon Imaging Center in the U.S. for collaborative microscopy imaging opened at the University of California, San Diego on Thursday, Sept. 13, according to a university press release. The center houses more than $2.5 million in imaging equipment, allowing researchers to work to develop new education programs.

A National Health Service physicist has developed a new virtual reality (VR) app that could help ease anxiety and fear for pediatric patients undergoing MRI, according to a report published Sept. 13 by The Guardian.

Cardiac specialists may be able to better identify scarred heart tissue and perform cardiac ablation in arrhythmia patients with a newly developed 3D imaging system based on cardiac MRI, according to research published Sept. 3 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

A new mathematical pattern developed by Shekhar Chandra, PhD, from the University of Queensland in Australia, could make MRI scans four times faster, according to a university release from Sept. 11.

The special report was created by a group of international researchers, gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) manufacturers and representatives of the FDA at a workshop co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) in February.  

The first FDA-approved MRI system in the U.S. to provide medical imaging for newborns in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was recently installed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC 10 reported on Sept. 8.

Pediatric CT neuroimaging has not decreased in the last decade despite ongoing efforts to identify children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who should avoid scans, according to research published in the September issue of Pediatrics.