People with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive impairment have disruptions in their brain networks that can be seen on a type of MRI, according to a recent study [1]

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremors or trembling and stiffness in the limbs, impaired balance and coordination. It affects about 10 million people worldwide.

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By Dr M Schneider

Health care professionals are prone to occupational burnout as they have to deal with sick and injured patients on a daily basis. This can affect their psychological
and physical wellbeing and may also impact on the health care delivery to patients. Staff working in radiology clinics in the UK and USA are known
to experience high levels of burnout.

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By Dr A Stys, Dr SJ Li, Dr T Stys

Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is an iatrogenic renal injury due to intravascular contrast exposure. The incidence of CIN exceeds 15% with conventional
angiographic techniques in patients with pre-existent chronic kidney disease (CKD) or cardiorenal syndrome.

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By CE Rancher, JM Shoemaker, LE Petree, M Holdsworth, JP Philips and DL Helitzer

It is widely accepted that any incidental findings discovered in imaging studies should be communciated to the particpant in the study, particularly if this is a
non-routine, research protocol. However, participants’ understanding of the significance of any such findings can depend on their level of health literacy
of the particpant. This article summarizes a recent analysis of the challenges that often arise in research neuroimaging studies regarding the appropriate
communication of incidental findings to participants who have varying health literacy levels. Suggestions are proposed to alleviate the problem.

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By Prof Maryellen L Giger

In this article, we present a summary of our work carried out within the Breast Phenotype Group of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) in the U.S. Nat Cancer
Institute. In our studies we investigated relationships between computerextracted quantitative MRI radiomic tumor features and various clinical, molecular,
and genomic markers of prognosis and risk of recurrence, including gene expression profiles.

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By Sven Enerbäck

The current widespread ‘globesity’ epidemic is associated with a number of serious and life-threatening diseases and public health challenges that
require urgent intervention. Current low-technology measures, such as body mass index (BMI), may provide useful population data that can be employed
in large-scale campaigns, but on an individual level measuring BMI has been shown to be less useful in targeted approaches to the maintenance of
health and disease prevention.

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