Study finds few adverse events with gadolinium contrast

Immediate adverse reactions to gadolinium-based MRI contrast are rare, but they do occur, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. What’s more, some gadolinium agents have different adverse event rates than others. Researchers from Cornell and Columbia universities in New York City focused on immediate adverse events, […]

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On February 15, 2011, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin

MRI helps decide therapy for stroke patients

MRI can help distinguish patients who might benefit from clot-busting drugs, with acceptable risk, according to research presented at this week’s International Stroke Conference 2011 in Los Angeles. Lead study author Dong-Wha Kang, MD, PhD, associate professor in the department of neurology at Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, in Seoul, South […]

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On February 11, 2011, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin

Degree of internal carotid artery stenosis is related to extent of CAD

Carotid artery stenosis is directly related to the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to an Israeli study. The study, its authors say, is the largest to date to look at the prevalence of concomitant carotid arterial stenosis and CAD. The severity of each condition was linked; however, overall the rate of moderate-to-severe carotid […]

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On February 10, 2011, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin