Diagnostic Imaging

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a musculoskeletal disorder that causes aching and stiffness in the upper arms, neck, lower back and thighs and can be difficult for clinicians to confidently pinpoint since its symptoms occur in many other rheumatic diseases.

Patients who are enrolled in Ireland’s public health system are waiting, on average, 120 days more for a brain MRI compared to those who can afford private coverage, the Irish Times reports.

Not only can the metamaterial boost signal-to-noise ratio 10-fold, but It can reduce scan times, potentially making the modality more widely available for patients at lower costs.

The CDC has tallied more than 2,000 cases of the illness across the U.S. so far, including 39 deaths.

Nearly one in five inductions of labor lead to a required emergency C-section, but current methods to predict such events are largely subjective with low predictive accuracy.

A new report published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging offers guidance for radiologists to help identify vaping product use-associated lung injury, analyzing recent cases and best practices.

Tomoelastography combines tomography and elasticity, allowing researchers to diagram the spread of mechanical waves within the liver.

The researchers analyzed 39 consecutive patients with 44 pathologically confirmed cirrhotic nodules who first received a CEUS exam, followed by a traditional follow-up ultrasound every three or four months for their study.

A new startup—Hyperfine—and its visionary leader Jonathan Rothberg are creating a new, portable MRI machine they believe can revolutionize the way doctors think about the technology.

Using the quiet protocol reduced noise levels and improved imaging success rates compared to conventional MRI, according to authors of a new study published in Academic Radiology.

Researchers found measurements performed with their full-scale airway network flow model based on CT imaging data compared similarly to measurements derived from functional lung imaging. In addition to improving COPD analysis, the platform can help shed light on many forms of lung disease.

The CDC released interim guidance for clinicians to help with the evaluation and management of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, or EVALI.