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Sharing MRI: are dogs cleaner than bearded men?

Sharing MRI with animals might be safer than with bearded men, at least for the microbiologist! Dogs or humans? In every case, hygiene should improve! Article: Would it be safe to have a dog in the MRI scanner before your own examination? A multicenter study to...

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Sarcopenia: a new word we need to be familiar with!

There is increasing evidence that muscles are indicators of good health. There are several methods aimed at evaluating quantity and quality of muscular mass; US is another one, simple and efficient. See also the editorial by Sconfienza in the same issue, showing how...

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What about breast scintigraphy for predicting malignancy?

Breast scintigraphy is another tool which is not so commonly used in a daily routine. However, this paper shows that it has merit in characterizing malignant lesions, and we should certainly be aware of its benefit. Article: Usefulness of feature analysis of...

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Learn more about mysterious Takotsubo!

This syndrome is a reversible phenomenon that is primarily diagnosed in imaging and is an important differential of acute coronary syndrome. Imaging is important as well in the follow-up. Article: Left ventricular myocardial deformation in Takotsubo syndrome: a...

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Radiomics help detect which lung nodules are invasive

When facing a lung nodule, it is always difficult to predict if it will turn into an aggressive tumor or remain indolent. Radiomics may help you! Article: The predictive value of CT-based radiomics in differentiating indolent from invasive lung adenocarcinoma in...

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A new tool for the characterization of spine fractures

This simple acquisition, evaluating the amount of fat, is another quick and easy method that helps solve the conundrum of spinal fractures: benign or malignant? Article: Proton density fat fraction (PDFF) MR imaging for differentiation of acute benign and neoplastic...

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Copper-containing contraceptives are MR-friendly

This paper confirms that women with such contraceptives can safely enter MR, and that the image quality is not altered. With CT, some artefacts may appear. Article: Risk assessment of copper-containing contraceptives: the impact for women with implanted intrauterine...

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