magnetic resonance imaging

Child with abnormal eye lesionsA 12-year-old girl is referred to the office after a routine dilated eye exam shows unusual retinal lesions. The child has been having headaches for the past 2 years that are described as mostly in the vertex with no other associated vomiting symptoms. Headaches are intermittent and usually relieved with ibuprofen.
Noninvasive imaging monitors early human brain developmentNew research looks at the role of maternal-placental-fetal interaction on cognitive function and disease.
Using imaging to determine depth of DIEA recent study determined that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and rectal endoscopic sonography (RES) are of significant, but different value in determining the presence and depth of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE).
Biomarkers: Top challenges and opportunities in managed careBiomarkers, if used appropriately, could ensure patients receive the appropriate treatment sooner, and that they have better outcomes at reduced costs. But despite the potential and expanding capabilities, barriers to full-fledged use remain.
Essure safety a high-priority issue, says FDAThe FDA looks at the benefit/risk profile of Essure. And, what place does MRI have in breast cancer treatment? Plus: A look at ovarian stimulating agents.
Pediatric stroke: Risk factors and diagnostic challenges
Pediatric stroke: Risk factors and diagnostic challengesRecent data indicate that the incidence of stroke in the pediatric population is much higher than previously estimated, and the explanation may be multifactorial, including more accurate methods of ascertainment as well as increased recognition because of greater awareness and advances in imaging.
FDA approves Gadavist for pediatric patients younger than 2FDA has approved gadobutrol (Gadavist, Bayer HealthCare) injection for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in pediatric patients aged younger than 2 years to detect and visualize areas with disrupted blood brain barrier and/or abnormal vascularity of the central nervous system. It is the first gadolinium-based contrast agent for patients aged younger than 2 years, including term neonates
Does price transparency lead to better value in healthcare?Meaningful, timely cost information leads consumers away from hospitals, towards freestanding and office-based procedures
Oxytocin helps social dysfunction in kids with ASDA single intranasal spray of the naturally occurring hormone oxytocin improves function in areas of the brain associated with social interaction in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study.
Using imaging to time head trauma in infantsKnowing what to look for on cranial computed tomography scans and magnetic resonance imaging can help identify and time abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants, thus facilitating identification and exclusion of potential perpetrators.