Diagnostic Imaging Vol 31 No 2

International experts, cutting-edgetechnology impress RSNA newbie

February 01, 2009

As an experienced journalist but a neophyte to radiology, I went to Chicago with a healthy mixture of curiosity and trepidation. I had prepared for the RSNA sessions I was assigned to cover but wondered if the megatechnical presentations would be over my head.

Clinicians identify tacticsthat minimize risk of NSF

February 01, 2009

Studies examining the clinical historiesof patients who developednephrogenic systemic fibrosis aftertreatment at distinguished teachinghospitals in New York City andVienna suggest that gadoliniumbasedcontrast dose and post-MRIhemodialysis are keys to controllingthe rare but deadly skin disorder

Edgy NSF article may have gone too far

February 01, 2009

I read with interest your article on nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and the “heavy collateraldamage” that radiologists face due to the off-label uses of gadoliniumagents and subsequent development of NSF in somepatients

Vertebroplasty data hint atnegative effect on survival

February 01, 2009

Researchers were stunned when preliminary results of an ongoing study showed that patients who undergo vertebroplasty may die sooner than patients with vertebral fractures who do not undergo the procedure.

Vampire bat thrombolytic study findings disappoint

February 01, 2009

Despite encouraging earlier results, themuch-awaited follow-up phase III DIAS-2trial on ischemic stroke patients treated withdesmoteplase afterthe onset of symptomsdid not showany improvement inclinical response at90 days.

Incidental finding on MRIpoints to multiple sclerosis

February 01, 2009

An incidental finding of multiple sclerosistypelesions during brain MRI is no fluke. Anew study has found that some patientsdevelop the physical symptoms of the diseasewithin five years of the abnormalities'discovery on MRI.