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MRI Shows Brain Changes in Children with Difficulty Reading
Imaging can detect changes in white matter among children with reading difficulties.
Ultrasound as Effective as CT in Detecting Kidney Stones
Ultrasounds accurate for initial screening for kidney stones.
Patients Have Limited Access to Imaging
Access to imaging, particularly MRI and some forms of CT, vary considerably across the United States.
Reduce MRI Anxiety with Good Communication
Patients undergoing MRI may have lessened anxiety if the procedure is well-explained.
Imaging Detects Asymptomatic People at Risk for Stroke
Cerebrovascular reserve testing via transcranial Doppler ultrasound useful in identifying asymptomatic patients with carotid artery stenosis at risk for stroke.
Radiology Departments Need to Unplug
Radiology departments are not turning off unused equipment, and racking up dollars.
MRI Reveals Relationship of Gray Matter Damage and MS
MRI technique helps demonstrate the amount of damage in the gray matter of the brain is related to the severity of MS disability.
IV Contrast-Enhanced CT Safe for Most Patients
Intravenous contrast material for CT appears to be safe for most patients, including those with a predisposition to nephrotoxicity.
Breast MRI Performance Differs if Screening, Diagnostic
The reason for performing a breast MRI should be taken into consideration when assessing performance measures.
LDCT Detects New Cancers in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Low-dose CT screening can help clinicians detect early cancers among survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, particularly if they were or are smokers.
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