Diagnostic Imaging

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.

A group of U.S. researchers analyzed literature on the topic, summarizing imaging findings to help radiologists identify signs of vaping-related lung injuries. The results were published Oct. 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The American College of Radiology released the contrast-specific LI-RADS system in response to the widespread use of the material in clinical practice. To date, however, few studies have analyzed its interreader agreement, and in those that have, results have been inconsistent.

A new magnetic “seed” technology can help radiologists localize breast lesions and offers benefits over traditional wire-guided localization (WGL), reported authors of a study published Oct. 3 in the European Journal of Radiology.

An algorithm designed to unfold MRI scans of the placenta may allow doctors to more accurately identify and treat issues with the organ during pregnancy, according to new research out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

A new high-performance, low magnetic-field MRI system developed, in part, by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can produce higher-quality images of the lungs and heart and may be safer for patients with implanted devices.  

Experts have theorized that there is a direct relationship between an individual’s amount of physical activity and the development of changes in the shoulder or hip. A team of UK researchers sought to test this theory by comparing MRI findings from rugby players and ballet dancers to healthy participants, sharing their findings in Clinical Radiology.

MRI can help diagnose minor stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) in patients who experience symptoms that aren’t always associated with stroke, according to a multi-year study published Sept. 23 in JAMA Neurology.

New research out of the University of Colorado School of Medicine has shown that “fast MRI” can effectively identify traumatic brain injuries in kids—a good alternative to CT scanning.

MRI can predict the severity of one of the most frequent tumors of the central nervous system, according to a recent study published in Clinical Radiology. Researchers believe it may help tailor a patient’s management plan.

Exposure to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer among pediatric patients, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open.