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When researchers compared brain MRI scans of patients who had previously received gadobutrol, a common gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), with patients not exposed to gadobutrol, they did not observe any visual signal intensity changes. The team noted, however, that patients who received gadobutrol had shorter T1 relaxation times of the globus pallidus.

The higher dose of radiation required to x-ray extremely obese patients increases those patients’ risk of cancer, according to new research published in the Journal of Radiological Protection. The chances of getting cancer due to undergoing an x-ray are still quite low, the authors added.

Women living with chronic health problems tend to put off screening for breast cancer, possibly due to treatment fatigue, according to a study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital and published online Dec. 19 in the Journal of Women’s Health.

Women who experience false-positive mammograms are at an increased risk of breast cancer for more than a decade, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Teenagers hit by thoracic lymphoma can be safely and effectively imaged for primary staging and follow-up care with MRI unenhanced by gadolinium-based contrast agents—or by any contrast at all.

A technologist in Richmond, Texas, has been charged with the continuous sexual abuse of a minor. As a result, he has been suspended until further notice.

MRI scans can be used to monitor liver fat levels in obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery, according to new findings published in Radiology.

More than five percent of young football players sustain a concussion while playing or practicing the sport, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Experiencing a prior concussion and a history of depression were both associated with a greater risk of sustaining a concussion.

Normal children can be assessed for various neuropsychological risk factors when given a simple test of their ability to identify aromas and simultaneously imaged with functional brain MRI.

Patients needing an MRI at the Nair Hospital in Mumbai, India, will have to wait until 2020, as the “overburdened radiology department” only has only one functioning MRI machine, according to a report by the Hindustan Times.

Breast MRI’s performance when screening women at a high-risk for breast cancer after negative digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) results is similar to its performance after negative 2D digital mammography results, according to new findings published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Adherence to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria is low among ordering providers when referring patients to get MRIs for nontraumatic knee pain, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.