Diagnosis & Disease Information

MRI-TRUS Feasible for Targeted Biopsies

WASHINGTON, D.C.—An imaging technique that combines MRI and transrectal ultrasound (MRI-TRUS) is feasible for performing targeted prostate biopsies. This approach may have some advantages over traditional biopsy methods, researchers said here at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting.

CT Fluoroscopy Okay for Nephrostomy

SEATTLE—When patients cannot be imaged with ultrasound, CT fluoroscopy can be used safely and effectively for percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement, British researchers reported here at the Society for Interventional Radiology annual meeting.

Gadolinium Imaging Dangers Reported

Use of gadolinium as a contrast agent during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) may increase the risk of a condition called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) by sevenfold.

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