German team makes progress in localizing anatomical ROIs
August 14, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a method designed to accurately and robustly localize anatomical regions of interest (ROIs) for 3D medical data. They have presented their findings at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Thermal burns account for 60% of MRI adverse events
August 13, 2020 -- Ten years of MRI adverse event reports show burns from coils and electrocardiography leads during scans are among the most common -- and preventable -- causes for patient injuries, according to a large study presented on Thursday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
Stay alert to MRI's thermal effects, Italians warn
August 13, 2020 -- Italian researchers have urged imaging professionals to keep aware of the thermal effects of MRI due to the switching of gradient coil fields in scans on patients with metallic hip implants. They have presented their analysis at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Attention focuses on green credentials of congresses
August 12, 2020 -- Sydney would have been an environmentally suboptimal location for the annual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting, as measured by calculations of carbon dioxide emissions, according to new German analysis.
Tattoos and MRI: RF-induced heating may pose risk
August 11, 2020 -- The permanent tattoos of patients represent an important potential safety hazard during MRI, and the shape of the tattoo is the major factor in increasing the radiofrequency (RF) heating effects, researchers are reporting at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Curiosity and teamwork can bring career success
August 11, 2020 -- Be curious, follow your passion, dare to be different, listen to criticism, and work in teams, delegates were told in Sunday's keynote lecture on MRI and pediatric brain development at the ISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition.  Discuss
Implantable hearing devices cause MRI safety concerns
August 10, 2020 -- Several hundred adverse events during MRI scans of patients with implantable hearing devices have occurred in the past decade, particularly in patients with cochlear implants, Belgian researchers are reporting at this week's International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
How AI can help improve hip fracture diagnosis
July 31, 2020 -- Researchers have found that the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to evaluate x-ray images can enhance radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures. They published their findings on 23 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Urine test and CT can boost detection of adrenal cancer
July 29, 2020 -- Employing a "triple test strategy" that combines lab work and imaging could improve the detection of adrenal cancer and reduce costs and time to surgery for patients, according to a pan-European study published online on 23 July in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.  Discuss
German team identifies cardiac problems after COVID-19
July 28, 2020 -- Researchers from Frankfurt in Germany have highlighted yet another facet of COVID-19 that must be tracked. They've used cardiac MRI to show that patients who have recovered from the disease may be at risk of heart complications.  Discuss