RSNA 2017: Nipple enhancement anatomy on breast MRI
Assessment of the nipple areolar complex is a vital part of breast cancer staging and high-risk screening. Understanding what is normal or abnormal nipple enhancement on MRI is important. However, there is wide variability among radiologists when assessing the nipple areolar complex (NAC) on contrast enhanced breast MRI. Radiologists and pathologists from NYU School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital provided insights into what the normal NAC looks like when correlating imaging and histology, and how to increase diagnostic confidence when assessing the nipple areolar complex in a RSNA magna cum laude digital poster.

Status of MRI exams and implanted cardiac devices: A review
Clinical research studies are increasingly confirming that some patients with implantable cardiac electronic devices may be able to safely undergo MRI exams. Although many new devices that have become available that are specifically approved by the FDA for use in a MR scanner, a growing body of peer-review literature suggests that non-FDA-approved devices may also be safely scanned with MRI, and should no longer be considered an absolute contraindication to MRI. A concise review of this subject has been published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Study: Children with PICCs and CVCs at risk for venous thrombosis and stenosis
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) offer many clinical advantages and can circumvent challenges to vascular access associate with pediatric patients. Because of this, their use has increased steadily. However, PICCs are known to cause venous thrombosis and stenosis. A study conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital revealed that more than 25% of the patient cohort who had a PICC developed venous thrombosis and/or stenosis. These conditions can pose a serious problem for children with chronic illness who depend on reliable vascular access for treatment throughout their lives.

RSNA 2017: Understanding types of injuries caused by motor vehicle components
Knowing the types of injuries caused by components of a car, van or bus can assist emergency radiologists focus imaging and expedite diagnoses of individuals injured in motor vehicle collision. Radiologists from Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle described and illustrated different types of injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions based on the mechanism of injury in a RSNA 2017 cum laude digital poster.

Guidelines for imaging and biopsies in children with breast lesions
What imaging and interventional procedures should be performed if a child has a palpable breast lesion? Radiologists at the RWJBarnabas Health, a large, multi-hospital integrated health system located in Northern New Jersey, analyzed 12 years of treatment data. From this, the radiologists proposed guidelines for pediatric breast imaging, follow-up, core biopsy, and excisions that have been published in Pediatric Radiology.


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