Imaging

Pregnancy after breast cancer in patients with germline BRCA mutations

July 24, 2020

The study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology is a follow-up to a study conducted by the same authors to evaluate if pregnancy is safe in breast cancer patients who have hormone-sensitive breast cancer.

Pulse-echo ultrasound to identify Hispanic women at risk for osteoporosis

June 19, 2020

“There is a large osteoporosis treatment gap that has become a global crisis in the care of this disease,” said principal investigator E. Michael Lewiecki, MD."

Imaging technique validated to evaluate bone marrow changes

November 08, 2019

The diagnostic capability of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) to assess vertebral marrow changes in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis has been confirmed by a prospective study published in La radiologia medica and it may be a safer alternative to DEXA.

Brain imaging study may link prenatal pesticide exposure to cognitive deficits

September 03, 2019

A small study using neuroimaging explored a possible association between prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides (OPs) and deficits in certain brain functions in adolescents.

Two-decade study of medical imaging in pregnancy

August 02, 2019

New data suggests that while imaging practice patterns have changed over the past 20 years, exposure in pregnancy may vary by a woman’s age and race.

How to optimize imaging in the obese gravida

June 12, 2019

Proper positioning, careful choice of probe, and leveraging of post-processing capabilities all can improve ultrasound quality in this patient population.

No chest x-rays for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers?

September 01, 2006

The amount of ionizing radiation conferred by an ordinary chest x-ray significantly increases the already high risk of breast cancer in young women with BRCA1/2 germline mutations, according to a recent international retrospective cohort study.