Neuroradiology is a branch of medical imaging focused on spotting abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, head and neck. These highly trained doctors use CT, MRI, X-ray and other techniques to diagnose strokes, tumors, aneurysms and other neurological conditions.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Radiologist accuracy takes a hit overnight, especially with advanced imaging exams

Serious discrepancies between preliminary imaging reads and final radiology reports are at risk of accumulating when the prelims are rendered during overnight hours. 

August 16, 2023

Tau PET the best tool to predict rate of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

Given the approach’s “superior prognostic value,” experts urged for the incorporation of tau PET into routine clinical evaluation in memory care clinics. 

August 11, 2023

Experts argue for the use of MRI in all first-episode psychosis patients

A new meta-analysis revealed that up to 26% of FEP patients display intracranial radiological abnormalities on MRI, some of which can alter clinical management.

July 19, 2023

Poverty can change the wiring of a child's brain, MRI study suggests

New research out of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is offering new insight into how childhood struggles can affect brain development and connectivity. 

June 27, 2023
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Obesity linked to altered brain connectivity on PET/MRI exams

New research, presented at SNMMI 2023, details how the brains of obese individuals differ from those who maintain a healthy weight.  

June 27, 2023
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Folate-based radiopharmaceuticals could improve detection of gliomas

According to new research, gliomas—a deadly group of brain tumors that are difficult to treat—have increased folate receptor expression, meaning they also show increased uptake of folate-based radiopharmaceuticals on PET imaging.

June 15, 2023
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New MRI technique offers detailed view of COVID's impact on the brain

The new technique mixes MRI signals at different gradient pulse strengths and timings, offering better visualization of differences in the way water molecules move through tissues.  

June 14, 2023
University of Minnesota team develops compact portable MRI. Michael Garwood, second from right, and collaborators at the University of Minnesota created a mobile MRI prototype that could provide diagnostic imaging to rural and underserved populations. Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota.

Curbside MRI: Experts are developing system small enough to fit in a pickup

Someday, getting an MRI exam could be as simple as having food delivered to your door—at least that is the hope of a group of experts at the University of Minnesota who are working on a compact system said to be small enough to sit in the bed of a truck.

June 7, 2023
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