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Radiology & Imaging

Sharpening clinical imaging with AI and currently approved contrast dyes

A new method for analyzing deep-tissue medical images utilizes artificial neural networks to decrease background noise, giving medical practitioners a clearer, sharper image of deep tissues than currently available. 

Oncology & Cancer

New suspicious lesions on breast MRI in neoadjuvant therapy

According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), new suspicious findings occurred in 5.5% of breast MRI examinations performed to monitor response to neoadjuvant therapy; none of these new lesions were malignant.

Oncology & Cancer

MRI frequently underestimates tumor size in prostate cancer

A study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, frequently underestimates the size of prostate tumors, potentially leading to undertreatment.

Oncology & Cancer

Viewing upper gastrointestinal cancers in a new light

Recently there have been significant advances on several fronts in the ongoing war against cancer of the alimentary tract. Now, Japanese researchers report the development of another weapon: Linked Color Imaging (LCI), a ...

Radiology & Imaging

Self-learning algorithms analyze medical imaging data

Imaging techniques enable a detailed look inside an organism. But interpreting the data is time-consuming and requires a great deal of experience. Artificial neural networks open up new possibilities: They require just seconds ...

Radiology & Imaging

Novel MRI contrast agent sidesteps toxic effects of current products

Adding a contrast-enhancing agent to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) significantly improves image quality and allows radiologists who interpret MRI scans to pick up subtle anatomic details and abnormalities that might otherwise ...

Cardiology

AI abdominal fat measure predicts heart attack and stroke

Automated deep learning analysis of abdominal CT images produces a more precise measurement of body composition and predicts major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, better than overall weight or body ...

Neuroscience

Post-COVID pain or weakness? Request an ultrasound or MRI

After recovering from COVID-19, some patients are left with chronic, debilitating pain, numbness or weakness in their hands, feet, arms and legs due to unexplained nerve damage. A new Northwestern Medicine study shows how ...

Radiology & Imaging

MRI images: More efficient, quieter and faster

Magnetic resonance imaging has become an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. Using metamaterials—printed circuit boards whose properties can be systematically adjusted—can increase measurement sensitivity by a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Deep learning predicts woman's risk for breast cancer

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms to predict a patient's risk for developing breast cancer with greater accuracy ...

Health

Forearm fractures may signal intimate partner violence

Up to one-third of adult women who sustain a non-displaced fracture to the ulna bone of the forearm may be victims of intimate partner violence, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Radiology & Imaging

Job changes increasingly common among U.S. radiologists

(HealthDay)—More than 40 percent of radiologists separated from at least one practice in recent years, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Health

Cooking with wood may cause lung damage

Advanced imaging with CT shows that people who cook with biomass fuels like wood are at risk of suffering considerable damage to their lungs from breathing in dangerous concentrations of pollutants and bacterial toxins, according ...

Radiology & Imaging

Researchers develop low-cost, portable brain imaging scanner

When it comes to brain scans for assessing head trauma, detecting brain cancer, and performing numerous other tests, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best option, but MRI scanners are costly, require special infrastructure, ...

Surgery

Popular weight-loss surgery in teenagers weakens bones

A common weight loss surgery for adolescents with obesity called sleeve gastrectomy has harmful effects on bones, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer's disease onset

Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Radiology & Imaging

Algorithm accurately predicts COVID-19 patient outcomes

With communities across the nation experiencing a wave of COVID-19 infections, clinicians need effective tools that will enable them to aggressively and accurately treat each patient based on their specific disease presentation, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Eye exam could lead to early Parkinson's disease diagnosis

A simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology could provide early detection of Parkinson's disease, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Missing the radiological forest for the trees

There's a classic video demonstrating how our brains process information and allocate attention in which people bounce and pass basketballs and the viewer is asked to count the passes.

Oncology & Cancer

Food, housing insecurities may delay breast cancer diagnosis

Women who experience food or housing insecurity may be at risk for undiagnosed breast cancer due to lapses in follow-up appointments, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ...

Cardiology

Mediastinal tuberculoma mimicking malignant cardiac tumor

In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, Yiqian Ding, Wei Li, Yanqiu Liu, Min Ye, Liangping Cheng, Donghong Liu, Hong Lin and Fengjuan Yao from The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, ...

Neuroscience

Early details of brain damage in COVID-19 patients

One of the first spectroscopic imaging-based studies of neurological injury in COVID-19 patients has been reported by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Looking ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Novel technique 'stuns' arthritis pain in shoulder and hip

A novel outpatient procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients suffering from moderate to severe arthritis in their hip and shoulder joints, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ...