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DTI Reveals Brain Network Disruption in Children with PTSD

2016 25 Oct

A study appearing in the journal Radiology has revealed that children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience disruptions in the structure of the neural networks in their brains. The findings could help in the development of treatments for PTSD in children.   PTSD is a serious mental health problem to the effects of which children are... Read more

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X-rays: Best Screening Tool in Diagnosing Knee Pain

2016 13 Sep

Knee pain is quite common among Americans 40 years of age and up. It is estimated that 1 in 17 patients visit a healthcare provider each year for knee pain or injuries related to osteoarthritis. As the population continues to age, the prevalence of knee pain also continues to increase. MRI is often used as a tool to diagnose torn knee ligaments and... Read more

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RSNA Report: Imaging Zika Virus

2016 06 Sep

The Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) has released a report that details the spectrum of imaging findings in babies and fetuses infected with the Zika virus. The report is published in Radiology. The report presents several ultrasound, MRI and CT images of Zika virus during pre- and postnatal development. The images show the profound effects... Read more

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Novel MRI Method Distinguishes Healthy Prostate Tissue from Cancer

2016 23 Aug

Radiologists from UT Southwestern Medical Center have used a novel MRI technique that detects low levels of zinc ion and can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer. The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.MRIs in general are unable to distinguish between zinc levels in healthy, malignant, and benign... Read more

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New MRI Technique for Better Results

2016 17 Aug

According to findings published in Nature Communications, a new technology can harness imperfections that typically compromise MRI exams to create images resolved enough to enable consistent diagnosis. Despite the fact that MRIs have been in use for decades and have enabled physicians to look inside tissues, diagnose maladies from brain tumour to internal... Read more

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MRI-Guided Ultrasound to Treat Tremor Gets OK From FDA

2016 12 Jul

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to a focused ultrasound device that uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro, manufactured by InSightec in Dallas, Texas, delivers focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue... Read more

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Parkinsonism Risk From Gadolinium-Enhanced MRIs 'Insignificant'

2016 05 Jul

A study of about 247,000 elderly patients who were subject to gadolinium-enhanced MRIs has shown that there was no significant association between exposure to the contrast agent and parkinsonism. The study was conducted because of growing safety concerns over retained gadolinium in the globus pallidi (an area of the brain), whereas neurotoxic effects... Read more

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ESGAR Consensus Statement on Liver MR Imaging

2016 01 Jul

Clinical Use of Liver-Specific Contrast Agents   The European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) formed a multinational European panel of experts, selected on the basis of a literature review and their leadership in the field of liver magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, to develop a consensus and provide updated recommendations... Read more

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