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Why You Might Need a Dose of Sugar in Your MRI

Sugar could become an effective replacement for metal in contrast agents in magnetic resonance tomography analyses, according to researchers from John Hopkins University and Lund University in Sweden.

There has been heated debate over the safety of certain contrast agents,…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2019 at 9:04pm — No Comments

What Could Happen When You Don’t Carefully Read a Radiology Report

lawsuit involving a 49-year-old male with colon cancer has demonstrated the need for physicians to thoroughly read radiology reports and for radiologists to…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2019 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Reading Room Coordinator Programs Makes Life Way Easier for Radiologists

Radiologists at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics are saving around two and a half hours of their work day with their new reading room coordinator program, a position that eliminates rudimentary administrational tasks for radiologists.

The reading room…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Are We Ready for MRI That Can Detect the Human Soul?

What initially reeked of fake news has now been proven real: the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology has invested $126 million to build a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to identify the human soul.

According to news…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 11, 2019 at 12:12pm — No Comments

15-Minute MRI Coming Out of the University of Arizona

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering are reducing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan time to 15 minutes by using multiplexed sensitivity-encoding (MUSE), a technology that eliminates many of the time-consuming elements of MRI.

The group of…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 11, 2019 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Radiology Partners Enters Nevada

Radiology Partners continues to expand their brand across the country with their latest acquisition of Las Vegas-based, Desert Radiology,…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 11, 2019 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Are 3D Imaging Systems Taking Over Radiology?

Three-dimensional imaging systems are increasingly becoming the standard in radiology departments, according to a recent survey from HIMSS Analytics, an…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 4, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Study Underlines the Importance of Annual Mammography

Women who undergo annual breast cancer screenings have a decreased risk of mortality and a better treatment experience upon diagnosis, according to a group of researchers lead by László Tabár, MD.

In their study recently published in …

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Added by Julie Morse on January 4, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Siemens Releases New MAGNETOM Altea Scanner

Siemens has added the MAGNETOM…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 4, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Meet Susan Potter: Immortal Corpse

At the age of 72, German immigrant Susan Potter was adamant about donating her body to science. Her body would be turned inside out and created into a 3D digital landscape of 6,900 photos for medical students to learn from. In 2015, her wish finally came true. In a …

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Added by Julie Morse on December 28, 2018 at 5:08pm — No Comments

How to Use MRI for Measuring Liver Fat Levels in Patients Who Have Undergone Bariatric Surgery

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an effective method for measuring liver fat levels in obese patients who undergone weight loss surgery, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

In their …

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Added by Julie Morse on December 28, 2018 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Using fMRI to Understand the Link Between Risk and Criminal Activity

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology is using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to draw the correlation between the attraction toward risk and criminal activity.…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 28, 2018 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Getting Rid of Annoying MRI Acoustics With Music

Researchers at Case Western University are turning the noisy and distressing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine acoustics into a lulling music box that plays Yo Yo Ma.

MRI’s continuous switching patterns create jolting vibrations, which cause anxiety, annoyance, and…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Deep Learning Helps Accelerate MRI Knee Exam Interpretation

The knee is the most commonly imaged body part by MRI, and a new study has found that deep learning model can accelerate MRI knee exams while also improving…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 5:09pm — No Comments

MRI Can Predict Likelihood of Developing Dementia

MRI might soon be able to predict if a patient will develop dementia up to three years before they start presenting symptoms, according to a research recently presented at the Radiological Society of North American annual meeting in Chicago.

Researchers from the…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 5:06pm — No Comments

What’s in Store for the New ABR MOC Exam?

The American Board of Radiology (ABR) is replacing its age-old 10-year Maintenance of Certification (MOC)…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 13, 2018 at 3:57pm — No Comments

AI Collaboration Being Tested at University of Rochester Medicine

The radiology department at the University of Rochester Medicine has fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) with their recent announcement that they’re testing Aidoc, an artificial intelligence-based software that analyzes medical images to detect abnormalities.

The…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 13, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments

New Technology at University of Missouri School of Medicine Makes MRI Faster and Easier for Patients

At the University of Missouri School of Medicine, patients can now undergo MRIs while being able to breathe normally thanks to the institution’s new program Heart Speed.

An MRI takes around 90 minutes to conduct and can be difficult, tiring, and tedious for patients. In order…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 13, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Innovative Ultrasound Trial Goes off Without a Hitch and Successfully Treats Early Stage Alzheimer’s

At West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, a group of researchers led by neurosurgeon Ali R. Rezai, MD…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2018 at 6:16pm — No Comments

The VA is Using Imaging Scans to Create 3D Printed Anatomical Models

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and GE Healthcare are collaborating to create 3D printing applications using radiological scans and converting them into printable files.

Last week, the VA and GE officially announced a partnership that will help radiologists…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2018 at 6:08pm — No Comments

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