Diffusion-weighted imaging and use of higher field strengths further improve accuracy.
1. Regional variation in cumulative risk of an individual having a chest or abdominal CT in the United States was positively correlated with the risk of both total and partial nephrectomy, as well as any renal procedure (including renal ablation). 2. This association may reflect incidental detection and over-diagnosis of renal masses, with an increased 
A negative mpMRI is associated with a higher risk for PSA recurrence and metastasis following salvage radiotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy.
Novel PET radiotracers have shown great potential in the early diagnosis and staging of PCa, detection of post-treatment recurrence, and monitoring of metastases not previously possible with current imaging technologies.
AKI occurred with similar frequency among patients who did and did not receive contrast medium.
The researchers found that among 6568 commercially insured patients, 56.3% were hospitalized and 48.6% underwent one or more imaging scans in the last month of life.
Symptomatic recurrence was associated with a nearly 2-fold higher risk of death from the time of recurrence versus surveillance-detected recurrence.
Systematic biopsies always should be performed in conjunction with targeted biopsy in men with suspected clinically significant PCa at mpMRI.
MRI measurements reflecting RV structure and stiffness of the proximal pulmonary vasculature are independent predictors of outcome in PAH.
Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.
Population-based prostate cancer screening with MRI has a significantly better risk/benefit ratio.
In a study, systematic biopsy detected clinically significant prostate cancer in only 3% of men with negative findings on multiparametic MRI.
In multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging, rectal distension have a negative effect on T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted images.
No deaths, lead failures, losses of capture, or ventricular arrhythmias occurred during MRI.
Formal ultrasonography by a radiologist may encourage less computerized tomography preoperatively.
Using imaging to triage men with elevated PSA might avoid a quarter of unnecessary biopsies, according to a study.
High-quality prostate MRI should be strongly considered for any patient with a prior negative biopsy who is under evaluation for a repeat biopsy.
Results show that mpMRI and PI-RADSv2 score have a greater ability to detect prostate cancer progression after TRT compared with PSA.
The presence of parathyroid nodules suggests worse bone metabolic profiles in patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Compared with computed tomography, ultrasonography demonstrated low sensitivity and overestimated the stones 10 mm or less in size.
Adjusted odds ratio of prostate cancer significantly higher for MRI score than PSA.
Imaging studies should be considered for men who have long symptom duration and voiding disturbances associated with acute prostatitis, researchers say.
Patients whose surgical wait time was 3 months or more versus less than 3 months had 10-fold increased odds of having a smaller tumor.
Authors say diagnostic laparoscopy not needed for inguinal testes or nubbins.
Image quality decreased, but nearly all scans were considered to be of acceptable diagnostic quality.
This approach is feasible and is associated with low acute and late toxicity.
More adverse events seen when people undergoing interventional radiology have negative attitude.
More high-grade cancers detected with MRF-TB vs. systematic biopsy in men undergoing primary biopsy.
Findings for computed tomography scanning followed by adrenal venous sampling.
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