Imaging

Ultrasound to predict placental pathology

July 05, 2021

Despite the umbilical artery (UA) Doppler pulsatility index being used to detect elevated fetoplacental vascular resistance, the metric is confounded by variation in fetal cardiac function and is only moderately predictive of placental pathology.

Opportunistic detection of osteoporosis

December 07, 2020

A Chinese study found that low‐dose computed tomography (LDCT) imaging is a viable alternative to standard dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans for the opportunistic screening of osteoporosis.

Ultrasound vs. MRI to detect uterine leiomyomas

October 23, 2020

A prospective observational study in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine has concluded that for pretreatment evaluation of uterine fibroids (UF), transabdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) represents a viable alternative to traditional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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.