Diagnostic Imaging

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.

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has linked e-cigarette use to a cluster of respiratory illness cases identified on CT scans. The results add to the growing concern that vaping may cause lung damage, an idea manufacturers of vaping products have downplayed.

Trenton T. Kellock, MD, with Royal Inland Hospital’s Department of Medical Imaging in British Columbia, Canada, and colleagues performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies including more than 1,200 patients.

A novel blood test can identify mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that don’t exhibit normal concussive symptoms on CT scans, according to new research published Aug. 23 in The Lancet Neurology.

Enhanced dual-energy CT (DE-CT) can help distinguish lung squamous cell carcinoma from adenocarcinoma, reported authors of a new study published in Academic Radiology.

Prebiopsy multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) paired with targeted biopsy can improve the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Radiologists are performing a larger share of paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures in Medicare patients compared to nonradiologists, according to an analysis published Aug. 14 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

New research published in Radiology has found that screening mammography use is highest in coastal cities, while cities within mountain states are lagging behind.

More women are exposed to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in their first trimester compared to the later weeks of pregnancy, according to an Aug. 20 study published in Radiology. But some experts warn this information should not lead to drastic conclusions.