Diagnostic Imaging

A New York City-based medtech startup called Ezra is about to replace pain inducing blood tests and biopsies with MRIs as part of its new prostate cancer screening subscription service, according to a recent report by TechCrunch.

A 15-minute MR spectroscopy scan can diagnose brain damage in newborns with 98 percent accuracy up to two years earlier than current methods, according to an Imperial College London (ICL) press release. The research was published online Nov. 14 in The Lancet Neurology.

A five-minute ultrasound scan could identify a patient’s dementia risk before symptoms appear, according to a report published Nov. 12 by the BBC.

In patients with pathologic pelvic fractures, fluoroscopy and cone-beam CT needle-guided percutaneous screw fixation resulted in short rehabilitation times and reduced opioid use, reported authors of a recent study published in Radiology.

The technology, which combines two imaging modalities—adaptive optics and angiography—could lead to earlier detection of diseases affecting eye tissue, according to research published Nov. 14 in Communications Biology.

The CEO and founder of the Silicon Valley-based imaging startup Openwater, Mary Lou Jepsen, PhD, is leading her company into making portable, miniature medical imaging devices that she hopes will disrupt the MRI market as a more affordable and accurate modality, according to an article published Nov. 13 by Business Insider.

David Shultz, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Toronto, was awarded the 2018 Hitachi Healthcare Americas/RSNA Research Seed Grant by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation and Hitatchi Healthcare, according to an October RSNA press release.

MRI can effectively diagnose appendicitis in pediatric patients even when performed in a non-pediatric setting by radiologists not trained in the specialty, reported authors of a new American Journal of Roentgenology study.

A new class at Penn State College of Medicine in Pennsylvania is helping students identify and prevent systemic causes of misdiagnoses, according to a university news release published Oct. 31.

Two new studies demonstrate further evidence that a new noninvasive imaging technique can detect early Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in seconds, according to research presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute in Morgantown performed the world's first FDA-approved focused ultrasound procedure during a phase II trial to treat Alzheimer's Disease, according to a university press release.

A score made up of four MRI markers of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) has been linked to stroke, dementia and mortality in older adults, reported authors of an Oct. 24 study published in Stroke.