Diagnostic Imaging

A recent investigation by Prostate Cancer U.K. has found half of men have been denied MRI scans to detect prostate cancer, according to a recent report by the Daily Mail.
Jun 14, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
“There is a very poor relationship between changes on MRI scans and the presence or absence of low back pain," Martin Underwood, MD, a general practitioner and a professor at Warwick Medical School, told The Guardian. “If you get into the business of treating disc degeneration because it has shown up on an MRI, the likelihood is that, in most of those people, it is not contributing to their back pain.”
Jun 13, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers from VU Medical Center in Amsterdam demonstrated that implementing amyloid PET imaging as a diagnostic tool in daily clinical practice and not just in clinical research cohorts may be associated with changes in diagnosis and treatment for dementia patients, according to new research published June 11 in JAMA Neurology.
Jun 12, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Children with chronic kidney disease may have an increased risk of cognitive impairment due to major blood flow changes occurring in the brain, according to research published June 12 in Radiology.
Jun 11, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Though many single-arm studies using "surrogate markers" have predicted CT screening can reduce lung cancer mortality by 80 percent, randomized clinical trials with larger population cohorts have found such screening has reduced mortality by less than 20 percent.
Jun 06, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers have created a functional MRI (fMRI)-based analytical imaging method to detect and monitor blood vessel disorders and injuries in the brain without using invasive contrast agents.
May 30, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Currently, unenhanced multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is considered the gold standard for detecting kidney stones, however the modality also delivers the highest radiation dose among imaging methods.
May 24, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A group of German researchers found diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI provided superior prognostic information compared to PET/CT in liver cancer patients who underwent 90Y radioembolization and proved more accurate in predicting overall survival in these patients.
May 23, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Using functional MRI (fMRI), researchers from VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam found a correlation between white matter brain damage and atrophy in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients—a primary factor of cognitive impairment in patients with the disease.
May 22, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
New research has found fetal MRI can reliably identify holoprosencephaly as early as 18 weeks into pregnancy, providing added time for parents to understand and prepare for the condition.
May 21, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Microsoft will collaborate with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to improve the accuracy of MRI results in less time through an approach called "magnetic resonance fingerprinting."
In a recent paper from consulting firm Deloitte, experts argue that evolving digital technology—notably artificial intelligence (AI)—has the potential to create jobs in many areas of healthcare, including diagnostic radiology.
May 15, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
First lady Melania Trump, 48, benefited from a run-in with interventional radiology Monday morning after undergoing surgery for a benign kidney condition, according to a statement from the White House.
May 15, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A combination of positive results of flutemetamol F 18–labeled PET data, low hippocampal volume and cognitive status is associated with a higher risk of progression from amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) to Alzheimer's disease within three years.
May 14, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Australian researchers found cardiac MRI an accurate method of diagnosing mid-cavity variant Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM)—a rare acute coronary syndrome also known as "broken heart syndrome"—in a case study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
May 02, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
In the six-patient trial, focused ultrasound will be used to disrupt a crucial circuit in the brain associated with major depression.
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May 01, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A recent study found whether a patient received MR angiography (MRA) instead of CT angiography (CTA) for a pulmonary embolism (PE) had little effect on the rate of follow-up chest CT or MRI one year later.
Cardiovascular, Diagnostic Imaging
Apr 30, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
NASA astronauts at the International Space Station used portable ultrasound to scan each other for spinal cord changes that may occur during long-term space missions, according to a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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Apr 30, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
The American College of Radiology recommends CT in most cases when diagnosing acute appendicitis, but many have begun to champion MRI as an alternative.
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Apr 27, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
The first patient to undergo focused ultrasound to limit the major symptoms of Parkinson’s disease has been treated in a randomized, double-blind clinical trial, according to a Focused Ultrasound Foundation release.
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Apr 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Recent study findings from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may increase the number of stroke patients who can safely be treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), or alteplase, according to an MGH release.
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