Early study results suggest that low-field MRI may offer a cost-effective, radiation-free alternative to monitor ventricular volume changes in patients with hydrocephalus.
Low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers comparable performance to routine computerized tomography (CT) and MRI for following hydrocephalus. This is according to initial results from an ongoing trial presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2021 Annual Meeting, which also found that deep-learning based lateral ventricle volume estimates from low-field MRI are accurate.
“Patients with hydrocephalus require repeated neuroimaging to monitor ventricular volumes and avoid complications,” the authors wrote. “Low-field MRI may offer a cost-effective, radiation-free alternative to monitor ventricular volume changes in patients with hydrocephalus.”
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