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Jul

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Brain Iron Accumulation Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found that iron accumulation in the outer layer of the brain is associated with cognitive deterioration in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive type of dementia that impairs and eventually destroys memory and other brain functions. There is no cure, although […]

02
Jul

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MRI Test for Football Players Could Detect CTE

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries often affecting athletes, can only be diagnosed currently through brain tissue analysis post-mortem. However, in a new study published in Brain, a Journal of Neurology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers present a new test methodology. Using brain imaging techniques and analytical methods, they can determine whether […]

12
Jun

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MRI Technique Developed to Improve Detection of Tumors

Early diagnosis of cancer is one of the highest-priority problem for the healthcare system, because it is critical for overall treatment success and saving patients’ lives. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) may be used to detect a malignancy in various tissues and organs. It has the advantage of providing insight into the diffusion of water […]

12
Jun

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Scientists Show MRI Predicts the Efficacy of a Stem Cell Therapy for Brain Injury

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Loma Linda University Health have demonstrated the promise of applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the efficacy of using human neural stem cells to treat a brain injury — a first-ever “biomarker” for regenerative medicine that could help personalize stem cell treatments for neurological disorders and improve efficacy. The researchers expect […]

12
Jun

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3-D Fusion Imaging Improves Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis

A new technique that combines computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging MRI can bolster coronary artery disease diagnosis and help to define appropriate treatment for patients suffering from the disease, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, according to the […]

12
Jun

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New Imaging Tool Helps Researchers See Extent of Alzheimer’s Early Damage

New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that one day may help aid in drug development, according to a new Yale University study. The research, published May 13 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, compared the density of synapses, which transmit signals […]

26
May

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Imaging Reveals Bowel Abnormalities in Patients with COVID-19

May 11, 2020 — Patients with COVID-19 can have bowel abnormalities, including ischemia, according to a new study published today in the journal Radiology. Several studies have evaluated the chest imaging findings in COVID-19, which helped improve understanding of how the disease affects the lungs. More recently, reports have documented that gastrointestinal symptoms, liver injury, and vascular findings are common in these […]

26
May

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Couples MRI Investigates How Touching is Perceived in the Brain

April 30, 2020 — Researchers at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre have developed a new method for simultaneous imaging brain activity from two people, allowing them to study social interaction. In a recent study, the researchers scanned brain activity from 10 couples. Each couple spent 45 minutes inside the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner in physical contact with each other. The objective […]

26
May

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Finding New Clues to Brain Cancer Treatment

February 21, 2020 — Glioblastoma is an aggressive, killer disease. While victims of this fast-moving brain tumor comprise only about 15 percent of all people with brain cancer, its victims rarely survive more than a few years after diagnosis. But research scientists and doctors from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Case School of Engineering and Cleveland Clinic have […]

26
May

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Radiology Publishes First Case of COVID-19 Encephalopathy

March 31, 2020 — A brief article from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, published today in Radiology, reports on the first presumptive case of COVID-19–associated acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy. The patient, an airline worker in her 50s, presented with a 3-day history of cough, fever and altered mental status. Initial laboratory work-up was negative for influenza, with the diagnosis of COVID-19 made by […]

02
Oct

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Study Suggests PET-MR One-Stop Imaging Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

July 14, 2016 — Adding F-18-choline positron emission tomography (PET) to multi-parametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) improves identification of significant prostate cancer over mpMRI alone for targeted transrectal prostate biopsies, according to a new study. MRI-guided biopsies already outperform standard, non-targeted biopsies. The addition of PET promises to improve targeted biopsies even further. The […]