• When brain MRI is recommended to help diagnose parkinsonism
    Differentiating atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease can be a challenge in patients presenting with symptoms in early disease stages. A diagnosis cannot be made from a brain magnetic resonance imaging scan, but brain MRI can be of added value when there is uncertainty about the clinical diagnosis.

  • Using MR lymphangiography for lymphedema microsurgical planning
    Magnetic resonance lymphangiography (MRL) is an essential imaging examination for the planning of microsurgical lymphatic vessel reconstruction, a procedure to treat lymphedema. Its importance to surgical planning and the technique used by radiologists in Italy are described in an article in BioMed Research International.

  • MRI-guided cryoablation for treatment of neuropathy-mediated sitting pain
    Cryoablation of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (PFCN) may be a promising, minimally invasive treatment option for long-term relief of pain caused when a patient is sitting. Interventional radiologists from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine describe a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided cryoablation technique they developed to relieve chronic neuropathy-mediated sitting pain in an article published in Skeletal Radiology.

  • What crayons look like on CT and MR images
    Some young children find crayons irresistible to chew on and, with concomitant trauma, crayons may become penetrating foreign bodies. Do radiologists know what they look like on imaging if ingested? Radiologists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital describes the appearance of crayons on CT and MR images in an article in Pediatric Radiology.

  • Mammography density by breast quadrant not associated with breast cancer
    Multiple studies have shown that women with mammographically dense breasts are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer and that the upper outer quadrant of the breast is the most frequent site where breast cancer is located. There is no association, according to findings of a study published in BMC Cancer.

  • Bone marrow edema-like lesions after ATL injury may predictor rapid cartilage degeneration
    Bone marrow edema-like lesions (BMEL) are common findings in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Their presence at the time of injury is an independent predictor for faster cartilage degeneration after surgery, according to research published in Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery. Such knowledge could be beneficial to physicians planning patient management.

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