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Diagnostic Imaging Vol 32 No 11

Delayed gadolinium enhancement during MR imaging of cartilage of the metacarpophalangeal joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is feasible at 3T and may help predict rheumatoid arthritis.

“Could someone please help me?”

Demand for CT is dropping in some quarters of the imaging community, down by single-, sometimes even double-digit percentages.

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers using functional MRI found the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex region of the brain is less active in patients with pediatric bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than in controls.

An editorial published in BMJ has stirred up debate once again about whether breast MRI leads to more mastectomies. The author said yes it does while others insist it does not.

A new study using functional MRI shows the right and left hemispheres of the brain don’t communicate well in patients with an autistic condition.

Sonography aspires to pushbutton simplicity, but the nature of the technology stands in the way.

PET/MR is the logical next step in hybridization, the step that follows PET/CT, one that vendors finally took at this year's RSNA meeting. It has come a decade after PET/CT was first commercialized and nearly as long since pundits concluded that its arrival was inevitable.

It's been a bit more than a decade since teleradiology really started to take off in the U.S. Fed by a radiologist shortage in the early 2000s and a desire by many practices to shed their night call work.

Teleradiology has morphed over the last decade, from an adjunct to the practice of radiology to an essential practice- enhancing technology for groups large and small.

Bone can obscure lung lesions that may indicate cancer. The latest version of computer-assisted detection software from Riverain Medical, shown publicly for the first time in the RSNA 2010 exhibit hall, takes care of the problem.

Visual assessment of coronary artery calcification on low-dose CT scans provides a significant indicator of cardiovascular death, a study found.

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of emergency department patients consider diagnosis with CT more important than any associated radiation risk, according to a survey at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

CTs should be ordered for children suspected of being abused only if clinical findings suggest they may be positive, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.


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