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Gadolinium-Based Agents Safe for MRI Use

SAN DIEGO—Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using gadolinium-based contrast agents is safe in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at high risk for kidney injury, according to the results of a small retrospective study presented in poster format at the Society for Critical Care Medicine 2011 annual meeting.

Real-Time Elastography Superior for Identifying Prostate Cancer

VIENNA—Real-time elastography has significantly better predictive accuracy for identifying prostate cancer (PCa) lesions compared with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers reported here at the 26th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology. Biopsy studies need to confirm these results, however.

MRI Better Than CT for Follow-Up

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be superior to computed tomography for radiographic surveillance following laparoscopic renal cryoablation of renal masses, researchers reported at the World Congress of Endourology in Chicago.

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