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Abdominal Imaging

Should the radiologist order an abdomen CT scan or an abdomen MRI? Abdominal disorders, including the alimentary tract and the genitourinary system, are usually diagnosed and addressed beginning with abdominal imaging. Diagnostic radiology, including ultrasound, computed tomography, MR imaging, and nuclear medicine, are all used in modern abdominal imaging as well. We bring you the latest news on key topics in abdominal imaging in these free articles and newsletters. view alert archive »

Breast Imaging

Breast imaging is a subspecialty within diagnostic radiology devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases. Whether with magnetic resonance imaging or with nuclear medicine or with mammograms and scans using other imaging modalities, breast imaging is a vital medical diagnostic protocol. Oakstone Publishing, LLC is your authoritative source for clinical breast imaging courses and breast imaging CME (continuing medical education). view alert archive »

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiovascular, or cardiac imaging, is increasingly popular as a diagnostic aid. Cardiac cat scan, MR, and PET in cardiac diagnosis are increasingly relevant modalities in the cardiology and nuclear medicine communities. This trend is leading to a critical demand for MRI cardiac imaging and cardiac scan imaging services. view alert archive »

Chest Radiology

Chest radiology is a subspecialty concerned with the diagnostic radiology of diseases of the thorax, especially the heart or lungs. Chest radiology, which includes chest angiograms and chest P.E.T scans, is a subspecialty recognized by the American College of Radiology. view alert archive »

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging is a function of diagnostic radiology concerned with or aiding in diagnosis using radiology. Diagnostic imaging helps radiologists to find the earliest stages of cancer, before the cancer has spread. Advanced diagnostic radiology includes MRI, CT, mammography, MRA, and ultrasound. view alert archive »

Emergency Radiology

Emergency radiology is devoted to diagnostic imaging of emergency trauma and non-traumatic emergency conditions. Emergency radiology is a subspecialty recognized by the American College of Radiology that advances diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients by means of medical imaging. view alert archive »

Gastrointestinal Imaging

Gastrointestinal imaging (GI imaging) is a radiology subspecialty concerned with diagnostic radiology of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and intestines. GI imaging technologies and procedures include CT colonography, PET/CT, MRCP, 3D applications of MDCT, CT enteroclysis, MR enteroclysis, gastrointestinal colonoscopy, MR angiography, CT angiography, and video capsule endoscopy. view alert archive »

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology uses fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound to guide insertion through the skin by needle puncture, including wires and catheters, for procedures such as biopsies, draining fluids, and dilating narrowed vessels. Direct interventional radiology procedures include angiography, chemoembolization, thrombolysis, and varicous vein treatment. view alert archive »

Medical Ethics

Contains articles on Medical Ethics issues arising in the field of Radiology. view alert archive »

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Musculoskeletal radiology is a subspecialty concerned with the diagnostic radiology of diseases of the muscles and skeleton. In recent years, MRI musculoskeletal imaging for the assessment of bone disease has been joined by advances in ultrasonography, scintigraphy, and computed tomography. view alert archive »

Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology specializes in the use of x-rays and scanning devices for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain and nervous system. Primary imaging modalities used in neuroradiology include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, including its popular neuroradiology DVD program. view alert archive »

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses radioactive substances in diagnosis and therapy. Nuclear breast imaging (also called scintimammography) is a supplemental breast exam that may be used in some patients to investigate a breast abnormality after diagnostic mammography has been performed. Nuclear breast imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials, or radiopharmaceuticals, to do diagnostic scans of the breast. view alert archive »

Obstetric Ultrasound

Obstetric ultrasound, also called fetal ultrasound or fetal sonography, is a routine, non-invasive test that does not use ionizing radiation, as is used in x-rays. Obstetric ultrasound, commonly known as baby ultrasound or pregnancy ultrasound, provides pictures of an embryo or fetus within a woman’s uterus. view alert archive »

Pediatric Radiology

Pediatric radiology is a subspecialty concerned with children’s radiology and the radiological manifestations of diseases of children. A pediatric radiologist is an expert in the diagnosis of illnesses, injuries, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents, using imaging techniques and equipment. The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging urges pediatric radiologists to use lower dose radiation in the CT imaging of children. view alert archive »

Practice Management

Covers practice management issues, including relationships with patients, report writing, and more. view alert archive »

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    MR responded:
    April 10, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Green Tea Compounds May Enhance MR Images

    Mar 20, 2015

    Scientists in Germany have found that green tea may play a surprising role in improving magnetic resonance images, according to a study published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

    By attaching compounds extracted from green tea to a microscopic contrast agent, researchers at the University of Cologne say they have enhanced MRI scans of malignant tumors in mice.

    Iron-oxide nanocrystals were coated with green tea compounds called catechins and administered to mice with cancer. The images showed the novel imaging agent gathering in tumor cells, thus providing a strong contrast from surrounding non-tumor cells.

    The objective was to see if the green tea compounds, which are thought to have anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, could aid MRI results.

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