MRI Detection of Prostate Cancer Could Save Thousands of Lives at a Lower Cost

MRI Detection of Prostate Cancer Could Save Thousands of Lives at a Lower Cost

The best way to catch prostate cancer early could be entirely noninvasive, radiation-free, and low in cost. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a targeted biopsy is more effective than the current standard — transrectal ultrasonography–guided biopsy — in detecting prostate cancer. That’s according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The […]

Wearable MRI Scanner Allows New Observations of Brain Activity

Wearable MRI Scanner Allows New Observations of Brain Activity

Researchers at the University of Nottingham and University College London are developing a wearable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The helmet-like device uses an advanced technique called magnetoencephalography (MEG) to map brain activity. While MRI scans of the brain are nothing new, the mobile nature of the new technology will allow doctors to evaluate patients […]

How Diagnostic Imaging Protects Olympic Athletes

How Diagnostic Imaging Protects Olympic Athletes

The final injury statistics on the 2018 Winter Olympics aren’t in just yet, but previous research shows that diagnostic imaging plays a big role in keeping athletes competitive for the games. Quick assessment of injuries is crucial for effective treatment. This is particularly true in athletics, which subject the athlete’s body to sometimes-extreme stresses. MRI […]