Tag: MRI

Impact of patient-reported symptom information on lumbar spine MRI Interpretation

According to an open-access article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), in lumbar spine MRI, presumptive pain generators diagnosed using symptom information from brief electronic questionnaires showed almost perfect agreement with pain generators diagnosed using symptom information from direct patient interviews. “Using patient-reported symptom information from a questionnaire, radiologists interpreting lumbar spine MRI converged

MRI scans unnecessary to diagnose heart failure, new study suggests

A new study from University of Alberta cardiac researchers casts doubt on the standard practice of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help diagnose the causes of heart failure not related to a heart attack. In a study published in the journal Circulation, 500 patients with heart failure from Canada and Finland were randomly selected

Making MRI scans safer for kids

When it comes to medical imaging, pediatric radiologist and biomedical engineer Shreyas Vasanawala knows that kids aren’t the same as adults. Vasanawala, MD, Ph.D., professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, has spent the last 10 years studying how to improve magnetic resonance imaging scans for his smallest, wiggliest patients. Now, he’s putting his

Functional MRI reveals memory in sleeping toddlers

Our ability to remember past events develops rapidly in the first couple of years of life, but it’s not clear exactly how this happens. Researchers at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis have now been able to carry out functional MRI brain scans of sleeping toddlers, and show for