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Gadolinium contrast necessary in ‘countless’ MRIs, safety research encouraged

Gadolinium contrast necessary in ‘countless’ MRIs, safety research encouraged
November 7, 2017

On Nov. 1, Chuck Norris, Hollywood actor and martial artist, took on a new type of battle: fighting against medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging that his wife contracted gadolinium poisoning from a contrast agent used for an MRI scan.

The FDA approved gadolinium-based contrast agents in 1988 and since then they have been used in more than 300 million patients worldwide to guide diagnosis and treatment, according to a position statement by the American College of Radiology (ACR) published in May 2016.

FDA clears first 7T MRI device

October 13, 2017
The FDA has cleared the first 7 Tesla MRI machine for use in the United States, a decision that more than doubles the static magnetic field strength available for…
In the Journals

Preoperative MRI assessment may identify inadequate semitendinosus tendons for ACL reconstruction

September 10, 2017
Recently published results showed patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with semitendinosus tendons with a cross-sectional area of less than 13.2 mm2 or length of…
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Routine shoulder ultrasound seen as appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy

July 20, 2017
Recently published results showed ultrasound screening is appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy with a passive external rotation in adduction of 60°…
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Characterization of Rotator Cuff Tears: Ultrasound Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Orthopedics, January/February 2017, Volume 40 Issue 1
Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are both capable of diagnosing full-thickness rotator cuff tears…
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Operative Management Options for Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: September 2015

Anterior instability of the glenohumeral joint is a relatively common problem in the young population. Identification…
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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

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A discussion on the systemic approach to spine imaging studies

February 12, 2015
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