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Aunt Minnie: Can AI help the fight against gadolinium deposition?

Works from researchers at Subtle Medical has show the evidence that AI has a potential role in reducing Gadolinium Deposition. This work is featured and discussed on Aunt Minnie by Staff Writer Erik Ridley.


“February 21, 2018 — What if gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) could be used at just 10% of current dose levels without significantly degrading image quality or contrast enhancement? Artificial intelligence (AI) could make that possible, according to research published online February 13 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.”

“While larger datasets, better experimental design, and more advanced models may lead to further improvements, the current study suggests that [deep learning] is a promising solution to reduce gadolinium dose used for brain MRI exams while preserving image quality and avoiding significant degradation in contrast enhancement, which could be of great benefit to patients,”

“The algorithm has now been trained and evaluated on approximately 80 cases, and the researchers are working on a large, in-depth evaluation of the model using several hundreds of cases, Gong said. The researchers also believe the algorithm will be applicable to body MRI studies.”