Tag: mri

When Is MRI Useful in Managing of Congenital Melanocytic Nevi?

When used for appropriate patients, MRI imaging is helpful in congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) management and may help predict neurologic outcomes or drive neurosurgical intervention,...

Prefer DOACs Over Aspirin After Ventricular Ablations: STROKE-VT

Catheter ablation has been around a lot longer for ventricular arrhythmia than for atrial fibrillation, but far less is settled about what antithrombotic therapy should...

Abandoned Cardiac Device Leads Don’t Rule Out MRI

Data from an observational cohort study suggest that the presence of abandoned leads in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) should no longer be...

Brain Connectivity Patterns Reliably Identify ADHD

Functional brain connectivity patterns are a stable biomarker of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. By applying a machine-learning approach to brain imaging...

More, Larger Brain Lesions on MRI After Bicuspid TAVR

Diffusion-weighted MRI points to more silent brain injuries after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) of bicuspid aortic valves (BAVs) in a single-center study. Although TAVR...

Chronicles of Cancer: A History of Mammography

The history of mammography provides a powerful example of the connection between social factors and the rise of a medical technology. It is also an...

Ofatumumab Phase 3 Multiple Sclerosis Trials Published

Two phase 3 clinical trials showing impressive results with the new subcutaneously-delivered, B-cell depleting multiple sclerosis anti-CD20 mononclonal antibody ofatumumab (Arzerra) have now been published...

Atrial Fibrosis Link to ESUS Questions Stroke-AF Connection

What if atrial fibrillation (AF) turned out to be a marker of risk for cardioembolic stroke but not necessarily the direct cause of culprit thrombi?...