Ultrasound Screening and Surveillance in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
AbstractPurposeTo review the current state of the use of ultrasound in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance.FindingsDespite limitations in the evidence supporting the use of ultrasound in HCC surveillance, it has been formally recommended by a number of guidelines based on the best available evidence showing that it improves survival and is cost effective. However, ultrasound surveillance is inconsistently adopted and is prone to a number of practical and technical challenges. The recent introduction of ultrasound LI-RADS aims to standardize performance and reporting of these surveillance studies.SummaryDespite rema...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - February 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Prostate Cancer Detection and Diagnosis: Role of Ultrasound with MRI Correlates
AbstractPurpose of ReviewProstate cancer (PCA) detection and diagnosis has rapidly changed in recent years, with medical imaging playing an instrumental component. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has led to an alternative diagnostic pathway for patient triage and diagnosis. Ultrasound (US) is already essential to this pathway, and development of new US technologies ensures it will assume an even more important role.Recent FindingsConventional US is widely used for anatomic guidance during prostate biopsy, but has low PCA detection rates. Ultrasound elastography and contrast-enhanced US are promising for im...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - February 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis: A Review of History, Pathophysiology, and Current Guidelines
AbstractPurpose of ReviewNephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a rare systemic disease with a high mortality. The purpose of this review is to provide clinicians with guidance regarding safe administration of GBCAs to patients with renal disease.SummaryDevelopment of NSF has been linked to the administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in patients with renal disease. Due to the wide variety of available GBCAs and recommendations regarding safe administration of these agents, it can be difficult for clinicians to choose the best GBCA for this patient population.Recent FindingsAlthough the current ACR guidel...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - February 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Intravascular Ultrasound in the Creation of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts: Review of the Literature and Future Directions
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTransjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is a well-established interventional radiology procedure for treating sequelae of portal hypertension involving shunting portal blood flow to the hepatic vein bypassing the liver through a stent graft. Creating a TIPS can be a complex and radiation-intensive procedure due to the technically challenging step of cannulating the portal vein from the hepatic vein. As this is the most unpredictable step in TIPS creation, multiple techniques have been described for visualizing the portal vein to facilitate its access. The use of intravascular...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - February 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

State-of-the-Art Imaging in Cardiac Oncology
AbstractPurpose of ReviewImaging modalities play an important role in the diagnosis and management of cardiotoxicity and cardiac tumors. In this review, we provide an overview of the imaging modalities that are relevant to the field of cardio-oncology.Recent FindingsCardiac magnetic resonance provides comprehensive tissue characterization in the assessment of cardiac tumors and cardiomyopathy. The combination of positron emission tomography/computed tomography offers improved localization of lesions, staging, targeting of biopsy and therapy, and greater confidence in interpretation.SummaryOverall, cardiac imaging plays a c...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - February 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quality Assurance in Interventional Radiology: Preprocedural Care
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review best practices to improve the quality of patient service in the field of interventional radiology prior to performing the procedure.Recent FindingsWe highlight a checklist of elements that have a potential for improvement and contribution to overall quality of patient care from the time of taking the consult, until the time of the procedure. Our check list includes establishing appropriateness of the procedure, reducing waiting times, patient-centered care, patient education, shared decision making, establishing expectations, informed consent, managing the patient ’s medication list...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - February 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quality Assurance in Interventional Radiology: Post-procedural Care
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review best practices to improve the quality of patient service in the field of interventional radiology after performing the procedure.Recent FindingsThe aim of this paper is to highlight aspects of post-procedural care such as effective communication, post-procedural management of the patient, handling of obtained specimens, post-procedural follow-up, tracking outcomes, and education to assist the interventionalist in providing comprehensive quality post-procedural care.SummaryPost-procedural communication, follow-up, and outcome tracking are essential elements in the quality assurance of an I...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - February 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quality Assurance in Interventional Radiology: Intra-procedural Care
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo highlight elements that potentially improve the quality of patient care during the Interventional Radiology procedure.Recent FindingsThe success of an interventional radiology procedure is not merely dependent on the skill of the operator. Many other factors considerably influence the safety and therefore the outcome of the procedure. The following elements are discussed in depth: universal protocol, preprocedural checklist, physical environment, communication during the procedure, preventing infection, planning and executing the procedure, and radiation safety.SummaryIncorporating systems of sa...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - January 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Dual-Energy Imaging of the Pancreas
AbstractPurpose of ReviewDual-energy CT (DECT) is a recently introduced computed tomography (CT) technique with the ability to acquire data in multiple energies allowing energy-based material separation based on energy-dependent attenuation profiles of specific materials.Recent FindingsThere are several clinical applications of DECT that are relevant in pancreatic imaging which will be reviewed in this article. Pathologies of the pancreas can vary widely in their clinical significance and can be subtle and difficult to detect. In this article, we review the current literature on DECT in pancreatic imaging, specifically in ...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Beyond Annulus Size: Imaging for TAVR Planning
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe aim of this article is to review the role of imaging in pre-procedural assessment prior to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) —with a focus on relevant anatomic findings apart from the size of the aortic annulus.Recent FindingsPre-procedure imaging prior to TAVR heavily emphasizes assessment of the aortic annulus for appropriate valve sizing, with computed tomography angiography (CTA) emerging as the test of choice due to its ability to assess not only the aortic annulus but also the thoracoabdominal aorta and peripheral vasculature. Some patients with underlying kidney disease...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - October 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Myocardial Imaging with CMR Parametric Mapping: Clinical Applications
This article provides a summary of the existing evidence for the clinical application of cardiac parametric mapping techniques. (Source: Current Radiology Reports)
Source: Current Radiology Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Imaging of the Gallbladder with Multi-energy CT
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of this review article is to provide an overview of applications of multi-energy CT as they pertain to gallbladder imaging. We discuss benefits and shortcomings of MECT of various gallbladder pathology, with an emphasis on the imaging of gallstones and cholecystitis. It also touches on promising areas that warrant further investigation.Recent FindingsMECT has demonstrated improved sensitivity for cholelithiasis compared to conventional single-energy CT, with added value of MECT reconstructions, particularly virtual monoenergetic reconstructions, to detect isoattenuating gallstones. MECT io...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ballistic Injury Imaging: The Basics
This article seeks to increase radiologists ’ knowledge of the pathophysiology of GSW and will review the mechanism of ballistic injury and relate these to commonly encountered imaging findings.Important PointsBallistic injuries are a combination of the direct injury caused by the bullet along its path through the tissues and the shockwave created around that path as the bullet expends its energy. CT is the gold standard in ballistic injury assessment. MRI is not contraindicated in patients with retained ballistic fragments, but should be used with caution. The number of entry/exit wound and the number of retained ba...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Imaging of the Gallbladder with Multi-energy CT
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of this review article is to provide an overview of applications of multi-energy CT as they pertain to gallbladder imaging. We discuss benefits and shortcomings of MECT of various gallbladder pathology, with an emphasis on the imaging of gallstones and cholecystitis. It also touches on promising areas that warrant further investigation.Recent FindingsMECT has demonstrated improved sensitivity for cholelithiasis compared to conventional single-energy CT, with added value of MECT reconstructions, particularly virtual monoenergetic reconstructions, to detect isoattenuating gallstones. MECT io...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ballistic Injury Imaging: The Basics
This article seeks to increase radiologists ’ knowledge of the pathophysiology of GSW and will review the mechanism of ballistic injury and relate these to commonly encountered imaging findings.Important PointsBallistic injuries are a combination of the direct injury caused by the bullet along its path through the tissues and the shockwave created around that path as the bullet expends its energy. CT is the gold standard in ballistic injury assessment. MRI is not contraindicated in patients with retained ballistic fragments, but should be used with caution. The number of entry/exit wound and the number of retained ba...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Advanced Imaging of the Left Atrium with Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: A Review of Current and Emerging Methods and Clinical Applications
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe thin wall of the left atrium (LA) is difficult to visualize. The high spatial and temporal resolution of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) allows for the most accurate assessment of left atrial structure, function, and tissue characterization. This review will describe emerging methods used to image the LA with CMR, and will discuss associated clinical applications.Recent FindingsLA function can now be described in a dynamic fashion with feature-tracking algorithms. Novel methods have been created to augment visualization of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in the LA, and left atrial fibrosis c...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - September 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

MR Imaging of Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs): Implementing a Program and Optimizing CMR
We present several cases of CM R in device patients, including imaging of leadless pacemakers subcutaneous ICDs. Imaging pitfalls/artifacts in CMR interpretation are also presented.SummaryAn organized institutional workflow with an established protocol involving proper patient screening, device programming, scan monitoring, and pre- and post-ICD interrogation minimizes risk in patients with conditional and non-conditional CIEDs. Although rare, significant changes in lead performance, power-on/reset, inappropriate pacing or ICD discharges and battery voltage depletion should be documented. High-quality scans ...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - September 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Imaging and its role in tendinopathy: current evidence and the need for guidelines
(Source: Current Radiology Reports)
Source: Current Radiology Reports - September 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quality and Safety in Emergency Radiology
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review and outline problems and challenges in regard to patient safety along with solutions to overcome them.Recent FindingsErrors and discrepancies in radiology practice are disappointingly common. The estimated rate of errors is more than 5% in many targeted studies. This requires a detailed review of different types of errors in radiology and potential strategies to prevent them.SummaryAn effective health care delivery system relies heavily on high degrees of skill in professionalism and communication. Strategies to prevent errors and improve communication with physicians in the Emergency Dep...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - September 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

MR Imaging of Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs): Implementing a Program and Optimizing CMR
We present several cases of CM R in device patients, including imaging of leadless pacemakers subcutaneous ICDs. Imaging pitfalls/artifacts in CMR interpretation are also presented.SummaryAn organized institutional workflow with an established protocol involving proper patient screening, device programming, scan monitoring, and pre- and post-ICD interrogation minimizes risk in patients with conditional and non-conditional CIEDs. Although rare, significant changes in lead performance, power-on/reset, inappropriate pacing or ICD discharges and battery voltage depletion should be documented. High-quality scans ...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - September 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Imaging and its role in tendinopathy: current evidence and the need for guidelines
(Source: Current Radiology Reports)
Source: Current Radiology Reports - September 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quality and Safety in Emergency Radiology
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review and outline problems and challenges in regard to patient safety along with solutions to overcome them.Recent FindingsErrors and discrepancies in radiology practice are disappointingly common. The estimated rate of errors is more than 5% in many targeted studies. This requires a detailed review of different types of errors in radiology and potential strategies to prevent them.SummaryAn effective health care delivery system relies heavily on high degrees of skill in professionalism and communication. Strategies to prevent errors and improve communication with physicians in the Emergency Dep...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - September 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Whole Body MRI: Non-oncological Musculoskeletal Applications
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewWhole-body MRI is an emerging imaging technique on continuous evolution, used in many oncologic indications and introduced more recently in rheumatologic and systemic disorders. In this article, we review the recent musculoskeletal applications of this technique outside the field of cancer.Recent FindingsWhole-body MRI, with its high sensitivity to bone marrow and soft-tissue alterations, and ability of extensive body coverage, is progressively regarded as an effective and powerful imaging tool for the detection, staging, and monitoring under treatment of many rheumatic diseases and systemic pa...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Management of Lumbar Spondylolysis in Athletes: Role of Imaging
AbstractPurpose of reviewSpondylolysis is a broad term, with advances in imaging enabling more accurate diagnosis of the activity and severity of a lesion. This review discusses the role of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis and management of lumbar spondylolysis in athletes.Recent FindingsMagnetic resonance imaging(MRI) has diagnostic and practical advantages over other imaging modalities and is particularly useful for detecting early stages of bone stress, including pre-symptomatic screening for active lumbar bone stress injuries. Whilst computed tomography remains the best imaging technique to visualise corti...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Use of Ultrasound-Guided Injections for Tendinopathies
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of the study was to review the efficacy and safety of common ultrasound-guided injections for tendinopathy conditions. Corticosteroid injections have historically been the most common injection used for tendinopathy; however, there are an increasing number of injections including platelet-rich plasma, hyaluronan, polidocanol, botulinum toxin, and high volume saline injections.Recent FindingsThere is growing evidence that while corticosteroid injections for tendinopathies usually have short-term efficacy, they may result in medium-term harm, particularly for tennis elbow (lateral epicond...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Static and Dynamic Ultrasound Imaging of the Iliotibial Band/Fascia Lata: Brief Review of Current Literature and Gaps in Knowledge
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewThe physiopathology of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) remains obscure and ultrasound (US) imaging could be a low-cost modality improving our understanding of this condition as well as its diagnosis and management. This brief review synthesizes the up-to-date knowledge on static and dynamic US imaging measurements of the fascia lata and iliotibial band (ITB) in both asymptomatic individuals and patients with ITBS.Recent FindingsMean ITB thickness values for asymptomatic individuals ranged from 1.10 to 1.95  mm. Only three studies with very small sample size focused on ITBS patients and no ...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Optimizing Cardiac CTA Acquisition in Congenital Heart Disease
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review of performance of cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is to describe a strategy for optimizing CCTA protocols for various forms of CHD at diagnosis and throughout the lifetime of a patient.Recent FindingsRecent expert consensus statements provide key recommendations for patient selection and technical performance of CCTA with tips to optimize contrast injection, scan acquisition, and understanding anatomy and postoperative changes in patients with CHD. Spectral CT will become invaluable in acquiring image data wh...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Dual-Energy CT Pulmonary Angiography: Quantification of Disease Burden and Impact on Management
The objective of this article is to summarize these recent developments and discuss the appropriate use of DE-CTPA post-processing applications.Recent FindingsDE-CTPA post-processing applications enable reconstruction of virtual monoenergetic images (VMI) and color-coded iodine-perfusion maps to increase contrast conditions and visualize lung perfusion defects in case of embolic occlusion of pulmonary arteries. Both techniques revealed a superior diagnostic performance for the detection of pulmonary emboli and assessment of the pulmonary perfusion compared to the standard image reconstructions.SummaryDE-CTPA is a well-esta...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Optimizing Cardiac CTA Acquisition in Congenital Heart Disease
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review of performance of cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is to describe a strategy for optimizing CCTA protocols for various forms of CHD at diagnosis and throughout the lifetime of a patient.Recent FindingsRecent expert consensus statements provide key recommendations for patient selection and technical performance of CCTA with tips to optimize contrast injection, scan acquisition, and understanding anatomy and postoperative changes in patients with CHD. Spectral CT will become invaluable in acquiring image data wh...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Dual-Energy CT Pulmonary Angiography: Quantification of Disease Burden and Impact on Management
The objective of this article is to summarize these recent developments and discuss the appropriate use of DE-CTPA post-processing applications.Recent FindingsDE-CTPA post-processing applications enable reconstruction of virtual monoenergetic images (VMI) and color-coded iodine-perfusion maps to increase contrast conditions and visualize lung perfusion defects in case of embolic occlusion of pulmonary arteries. Both techniques revealed a superior diagnostic performance for the detection of pulmonary emboli and assessment of the pulmonary perfusion compared to the standard image reconstructions.SummaryDE-CTPA is a well-esta...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

How Do We Teach High-Value Radiology?
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe healthcare environment is under tremendous flux and the rate of change is continuously increasing. Calls have been made and efforts are underway to transform medical education. In this article, trends, key drivers, and resources for both global medical education and some specific to radiology are discussed.Recent FindingsGreat strides have been made to begin shifting focus towards high-value healthcare delivery through both non-traditional methods and innovation. We are not alone in this journey; resources are readily offered by instrumental key drivers of medical education with collaboration a...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Augmented and Virtual Reality Navigation for Interventions in the Musculoskeletal System
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAugmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are cutting-edge technologies that offer advanced navigational solutions. These systems are just starting to be used in interventional radiology and the literature has been limited to pre-clinical and translational experiments. In this paper, we present a review of AR and VR for musculoskeletal interventions.Recent FindingsMixed reality systems have evolved from costly research systems to fully commercialized clinical instruments designed to facilitate operators in navigating complex anatomy. Studies within interventional radiology have demonstrated s...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Vertebral Compression Fractures in Elderly: How to Recognize and Report
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn elderly patients, when there is no obvious evidence of malignancy on plain radiography, it can be difficult to evaluate benign and malignant vertebral fractures, because these patients are predisposed to senile osteoporosis and malignant disease. The only complaint could be back pain, as both types of fractures have the same symptoms and signs.Recent FindingsA reliable imaging modality is always required, as appropriate management and early diagnosis of malignant vertebral fractures are important.SummaryThe aim of this study was to highlight the importance of recognizing, through diagnostic tech...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

PET/CT and Bone Scintigraphy: Metabolic Results in Musculoskeletal Lesions
AbstractPurposeThis review aimed to provide an overview on findings from metabolic imaging modalities such as bone scintigraphy and positron emission tomography –computed tomography (PET/CT) in musculoskeletal lesions. It is conceivable that methods assessing metabolism of bone tumors, combined with the morphological assessment, could enhance the possibility for a personalized therapy with particular emphasis to malignant neoplasms.Recent FindingsThe assessment of bone tumors by conventional scintigaphic and morphological imaging has been recently integrated with the morpho-metabolic appraisal obtained by PET/CT syst...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Peer Review to Peer Learning in Radiology: Where Have  We Been, What Have We Learned and Where Are We Headed?
AbstractPurpose of reviewTo review and contrast varying methods of peer assessment driven practice quality improvement programs in radiology with an emphasis on peer review and peer learning.Recent findingsReview of the literature revealed that the current consensus is that a shift away from the original peer review system toward a peer learning process has the most beneficial effects for organizations seeking to maximally improve performance. This requires altering perceptions towards the peer review process itself, and significant time, effort, and resources.SummaryThe transition to a peer learning process is a necessity...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Vertebroplasty in Elderly Patients: A Clinical Effectiveness Analysis
AbstractPurpose of ReviewMinimally invasive vertebral augmentation procedures (VAP) have been first introduced to provide pain relief in patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VF). However, in the last decade scientific literature revealed to be quite controversial about their efficacy. The aim of this review was to analyze clinical evidences from current literature, supported by our own experience.Recent FindingsCompared to conservative therapies, VAP represent an effective treatment for recent VF and, in elderly patients, reduce mortality and morbidity. Advances in technology have widened the fields of applicati...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

PET/CT and Bone Scintigraphy: Metabolic Results in Musculoskeletal Lesions
AbstractPurposeThis review aimed to provide an overview on findings from metabolic imaging modalities such as bone scintigraphy and positron emission tomography –computed tomography (PET/CT) in musculoskeletal lesions. It is conceivable that methods assessing metabolism of bone tumors, combined with the morphological assessment, could enhance the possibility for a personalized therapy with particular emphasis to malignant neoplasms.Recent FindingsThe assessment of bone tumors by conventional scintigaphic and morphological imaging has been recently integrated with the morpho-metabolic appraisal obtained by PET/CT syst...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Peer Review to Peer Learning in Radiology: Where Have  We Been, What Have We Learned and Where Are We Headed?
AbstractPurpose of reviewTo review and contrast varying methods of peer assessment driven practice quality improvement programs in radiology with an emphasis on peer review and peer learning.Recent findingsReview of the literature revealed that the current consensus is that a shift away from the original peer review system toward a peer learning process has the most beneficial effects for organizations seeking to maximally improve performance. This requires altering perceptions towards the peer review process itself, and significant time, effort, and resources.SummaryThe transition to a peer learning process is a necessity...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Vertebroplasty in Elderly Patients: A Clinical Effectiveness Analysis
AbstractPurpose of ReviewMinimally invasive vertebral augmentation procedures (VAP) have been first introduced to provide pain relief in patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VF). However, in the last decade scientific literature revealed to be quite controversial about their efficacy. The aim of this review was to analyze clinical evidences from current literature, supported by our own experience.Recent FindingsCompared to conservative therapies, VAP represent an effective treatment for recent VF and, in elderly patients, reduce mortality and morbidity. Advances in technology have widened the fields of applicati...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Emerging Role of 7 Tesla MRI in Musculoskeletal Imaging
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo describe the emergent role of ultra-high field (UHF) MR with respect to musculoskeletal MRI applications.Recent FindingsWith the recent US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union (EU) approval of ultra-high field (UHF) MRI below 8T for clinical use, and the availability of clinical 7T MRI systems, there is a rising interest in the potential clinical and research applications in musculoskeletal MRI.SummaryWith increases in field strength and SNR gains resulting in sharper and higher spatial resolution MRI images, there is increasing interest in UHF MRI. Although there are challenges ...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - June 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

CT Imaging of Cardiac Trauma
This article reviews the direct and indirect CT findings of cardiac injury. (Source: Current Radiology Reports)
Source: Current Radiology Reports - June 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

MRI of Acute Abdominal and Pelvic Non-obstetric Conditions in Pregnancy
This article will focus on the role of MR imaging and its applications in a variety of acute abdomen and pelvic non-obstetric conditions potentially affecting the pregnant patient.Recent FindingsNon-contrast MR imaging is routinely employed in the presence of an initial equivocal ultrasound. However, MR is playing an increasingly more important role in the imaging of the pregnant patient, potentially surpassing the utility of conventional imaging techniques.SummaryAs radiologists become more comfortable interpretating abdominal and pelvic MRI, MR will play a bigger role in imaging the pregnant patient in the emergency room...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - June 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research