Diagnostic Imaging

Myocardial delayed enhancement (MDE) CT rivaled late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) MRI in the detection and classification of myocardial scar in patients with heart failure, according to a recent Radiology study. The results may help identify features of chronic heart failure.
June 29, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
When researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs and other items they weren’t planning meals for the week. Instead, the team was searching for a contrast agent for imaging patients with swallowing disorders—they landed on barley.
June 28, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Adding fluorine-18 (18F)-fluciclovine PET/CT to the diagnostic treatment plan of patients with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer can identify previously undetected lesions and alter treatment management for patients with the disease.
June 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Although findings from the 2011 National Lung Screening Trial have prompted many U.S. health organizations to endorse the use of low-dose chest CT to screen for lung cancer, research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology revealed almost 98 percent of online patient education materials outlining the benefits and risks of lung cancer screenings do not meet national literacy recommendations.
June 21, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
An MR framework enabling simultaneous multiple parametric T1 and T2 proton density mapping—MR fingerprinting—can identify lesions indicative of a severe neurological condition in patients with a common form of epilepsy—all in under 150 seconds.
June 21, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Positron emission tomography (PET) has historically been an afterthought in musculoskeletal imaging for many logical reasons, but authors of a new investigation believe the method should play a larger role in managing these patients.
June 19, 2018 | 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.
June 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.”
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
Diagnostic Imaging
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."
Diagnostic Imaging
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.
Artificial Intelligence, Diagnostic Imaging, Practice Management
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.
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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.
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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.
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