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Radiologists Identify the Relationship Between Lung Injury Patterns and Vaping

Once considered a safer alternative to cigarettes, radiologists are now drawing connections between vaping and lung injury patterns, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:42pm — No Comments

What Happens When the State Won’t Let You Purchase a Scanner

A general surgeon in North Carolina wants to buy a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to make procedures more affordable, but the state won’t allow him. Now he’s suing.

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Are Out-of-Pocket Expenses Deterring Women from Breast Cancer Screenings?

Patients who are diagnosed with a 2 percent chance of developing breast cancer are less likely to return for the recommended 6-month scan if they have high out-of-pocket expenses, says a new study…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:22pm — No Comments

How Can We Improve Referring Physician-Patient Discussions About Breast Cancer Screenings?

Many radiologists are concerned that mammography information provided by referring physicians is confusing for patients, and they want to be more involved in screening-related discussions, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 21, 2019 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Anti-Radiation Poison Pill Also Effective at Eliminating GBCAs from the Body

The chelator pill, a medication that was developed to rid the body of radioactive elements, has a 96 percent efficacy rate at preventing gadolinium from depositing in bodies of patients who have just undergone MRI, according to researchers from the…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 21, 2019 at 3:10pm — No Comments

MRI Helps Us Distinguish Benign from Malignant Meningioma

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be a successful technology for understanding the severity of meningioma, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Smart Insulation Cuts down Copper Use in MRI By Half

Hospitals and imaging centers face spatial challenges with large and heavy magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines; however, researchers from the Superconductivity Research Center at the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) are working to reduce the cumbersome size and weight of MRI equipment with smart…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 8:22pm — No Comments

MRI Can Help Predict MS Severity

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be prevented by undergoing routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests, according to researchers from the Institute of Neurology in London.

 

MS progression is difficult to predict as the disease manifests…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Small-scale and Portable MRI Defeats Common Scanner Challenges

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a portable, helmet-shaped magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device that could eliminate the challenges typically associated with large machines imaging bedridden patients.

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 8:17pm — No Comments

100-Hour MRI Delivers Unprecedented Detail

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital used a 7 Tesla MRI Scanner to capture the most precise and detailed 3-D photo of the brain ever taken, according to recently published…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New MRI Technology Images One Atom at a Time

Researchers at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to image individual atoms, revealing never-before-seen extraordinary detail, according to a study recently published in Nature…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 8:25pm — No Comments

FDA Approves Bayer GBCA for Coronary Artery Disease

This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light approval to Bayer AG’s gadobutrol (Gadavist), a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) used in cardiac MRI procedures for patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. It’s the first and only approved agent for this type of…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 8:18pm — No Comments

MRI Could Be Better than Mammography at Detecting Breast Cancer

Magnetic Resonance Imaging detects breast cancer at earlier stages than mammography, according to a study recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2019 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Using MRI for Prostate Cancer Detection Increases Diagnosis Rate

Using magnetic resonance imaging in tandem with the traditional ultrasound method can significantly improve prostate cancer detection, according to a study recently published in JAMA Surgery.

Prostate cancer has been…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2019 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Magnetic Metamaterial Can Increase MRI Tesla Strength

Researchers from Boston University are using magnetic metamaterial to enhance lower strength magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, according to a study published in Communication Physics.

With higher field scanners, MRI has a stronger…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2019 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Where Are All the Late Career Radiologists?

The population of radiologists in the United States falls by more than 50 percent after around 30 years post-residency, according to a study recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2019 at 10:48am — No Comments

Radiology Residents Fail to Recognize Signs of Child Abuse

Radiology programs are struggling to teach residents how to accurately identify signs of child abuse in medical images, according to a study presented at the American Roentgen…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2019 at 10:42am — No Comments

What Does the Helium Shortage Mean for MRI?

Not only is Party City shutting down 45 stores in part because of the worldwide helium deficit, but medical imaging centers are also vulnerable to the short supply.

The chemical element is a byproduct of natural gas production and the second-most common element in the…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Why We Need End-to-End Encryption on PACS

Malware is being used to manipulate CT and MRI scans to create detrimental misdiagnoses, according to researchers from the Ben-Gurion University Cyber Security Research Center in Beersheba,…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 18, 2019 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Using MRI and Machine Learning to Predict Cognitive Abilities in Infants

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can now be used in conjunction with machine learning to predict cognitive development in infants, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 18, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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