The revamped device also required patients to receive less sedation or anesthesia for their exam, according to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital researchers. 

Interventional mishaps led to more significant patient harms, but diagnostic and organizational miscues must be accounted for as well, Dutch researches explained in the European Journal of Radiology.

The American College of Radiology came out in strong support of the changes, saying the broadened scope could save up to 60,000 lives annually.

Authors of a new opinion piece published in JACR recommend radiologists follow imaging society guidance and take a patient-centered approach to administering GBCAs.

Evelina London Children's Hospital recently experienced an "unprecedented cluster" of a new condition known as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, and is warning it's imaging colleagues in the U.S. to be on the lookout.

High-contact athletes were three times more likely to have a blood brain barrier leak, with some who did not complain of severe symptoms also showing brain abnormalities on imaging.

They did find that patients with prior neurological conditions and those over age 60 were at an increased risk for developing new onset complications—including central nervous system infection, seizures and consciousness disorders.

Radiologists often mistake these bony lesions near the knee as more serious conditions, such as cancer, but researchers say such irregularities are typically benign.

The French Society of Neuroradiology examined 37 consecutive patients’ neurological imaging findings from 16 different centers for their study published earlier this month.

Diffusion tractography can help target the specific brain structures neuroradiologists are looking for, with fewer adverse effects.

Lead researcher Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD, also said that completing a baseline MRI before these patients leave the hospital is “imperative" to their future treatment.

Among more than 6,500 older adults, those with smaller pathways relative to lung size had the poorest lung function and were eight times more likely to develop the disease, researchers reported in JAMA.