CEUS characterizes incidental liver lesions on CT, MRI

January 28, 2011 — Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can effectively characterize solid focal liver lesions detected as incidental findings in the noncirrhotic liver, potentially avoiding the need for biopsy, according to research from the University of Trieste in Italy. In a retrospective study of 55 patients, the group found that CEUS significantly improved diagnostic performance and […]

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MRI shows changes in uninjured young baseball pitchers’ elbows

MRI shows a number of changes in the throwing elbows of uninjured, asymptomatic male high-school-aged baseball pitchers, Minnesota-based researchers report. “This study suggests the degenerative changes seen in the adult throwing elbow from the repetitive loads experienced during pitching are initiated during adolescence,” Dr. Wendy J. Hurd told Reuters Health by e-mail. “Injury prevention strategies […]

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MRI helps pinpoint orgin of uterine cancer

Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City say MRI is useful in determining the anatomic origin of uterine cancer and also provides helpful information regarding invasion of adjacent structures, according to a study published online January 6 in Radiology. The study’s authors, led by Hebert Alberto Vargas, MD, noted that MRI’s ability […]

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On January 26, 2011, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin