Imaging and Intervention

Reports of high-impact imaging and Intervention studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease using computed tomography angiography in patients...

Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is being increasingly used in evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) and possible angina. It is currently unclear,...

Alzheimer’s Disease imaging biomarkers slightly improve prediction of memory decline

1. In this prospective cohort, Alzheimer’s Disease biomarkers derived from imaging, namely amyloid, tau, and cortical thickness estimates, had a moderate impact in predicting...

Quick Take: Diffusion Tensor MRI of White Matter of Healthy Full-term Newborns: Relationship to...

Newborn babies have variations in white matter development, but it is unknown whether these variations are associated with changes in later neurodevelopment. In this...

Quick Take: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis versus Multifocal Motor Neuropathy: Utility of MR Neurography

Both multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affect the peripheral nervous system and present with palsies. Differentiating between these two diseases...

Quick Take: Association of Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid Tau Level and Other Biomarkers With...

Human prion disease, also known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), is a neurodegenerative disease caused by abnormally folded prion proteins. The progression of CJD is...

PET scans show high tau levels in former NFL players with potential chronic traumatic...

1. Former National Football League (NFL) players with cognitive and neurological symptoms showed higher tau amyloid levels as detected on positron emission tomography (PET)...

Patent foramen ovale associated with four-fold increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients with...

1. In this prospective cohort study, patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) were found to have a significantly...

No decrease in risk of deep vein thrombosis seen with adjunctive pneumatic compression

1. A randomized control trial of adult ICU patients randomized to receive either adjunct intermittent pneumatic compression with pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis versus pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis only...

Catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension

1. Meta-analysis of sham-controlled randomized trials of catheter-based renal denervation demonstrated reduction in ambulatory and office systolic blood pressures.2. Second-generation trials demonstrated greater reduction...

Quick Take: Functional Outcome of Intravenous Thrombolysis in Patients With Lacunar Infarcts in the...

Intravenous thrombolytic therapy with alteplase (recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator) is approved for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. However, whether it is efficacious...
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