The Diagnostic Imaging MRI modality focus page provides information, videos, podcasts, and the latest news about industry product developments, trial results, screening guidelines, and protocol guidance that touch on the use of MRI across the healthcare continuum, including breast, neurological, cardiovascular, prostate imaging, and more.

Post-Op MRI Shows New Ischemic Brain Lesions in 65 Percent of Patients After Endovascular Surgery for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Stenosis

March 29, 2023

In the study of 119 patients who had endovascular treatment for intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis, multivariable analysis revealed that post-op ischemic brain lesions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were 3.6 times more likely to occur in patients who smoke cigarettes and 2.9 times more likely in patients who had multiple operative attempts.

What a Breast MRI Study Reveals About Axillary Lymph Nodes and COVID-19 Booster Vaccination

March 21, 2023

In a study of 128 patients who had breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams after COVID-19 booster vaccination, researchers noted that nearly 19 percent of the cohort had equal to or greater than 0.2 cm of increased lymph node cortical thickness.

Could Cardiac MRI Improve Risk Stratification in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

March 20, 2023

Emerging research suggests that cardiac MRI findings of late gadolinium enhancement, native T1 values and extracellular volume fraction may predict sudden cardiac death-related events in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Meta-Analysis Finds High Risk of Bias in 83 Percent of AI Neuroimaging Models for Psychiatric Diagnosis

March 17, 2023

In a review of 555 neuroimaging-based artificial intelligence (AI) models for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, researchers found that nearly 72 percent of the AI models had an inadequate sample size and over 99 percent were insufficient at handling data complexity.

Seven Key Considerations with Rectal Cancer MRI

March 03, 2023

In a cum laude awarded presentation at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), researchers discussed misconceptions and pertinent principles for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of patients with rectal cancer, ranging from the diagnosis of mucinous tumors to the impact of mesorectal fascia status for rectal cancer recurrence.