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Aug

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3-D MRI predicts pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction

Using three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the research team characterised the shape, volume, morphometry and texture of placentas during pregnancy and, using a novel framework, predicted with high accuracy which pregnancies would be complicated by foetal growth restriction (FGR). “When the placenta fails to carry out its essential duties, both the health of the […]

19
Aug

0

MRI helps save baby who accidentally ingested ketamine

MR images revealed severe swelling in the child’s cerebellar hemispheres but no damage to the upper part of her brain soon after she was found unresponsive and barely breathing. That’s the reverse of what usually happens in cases of oxygen deprivation, leading quick-thinking pediatric emergency physicians and neurosurgeons to look for another cause. The care […]

30
Jul

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Brain MRI Scans May Predict Behavior

Scans of an individual’s brain activity are emerging as powerful predictive tools, thanks to the Human Connectome Project (HCP), an initiative of the National Institutes of Health. Recently reported studies based on HCP neuroimaging and psychological data show that individual differences in brain connectivity can reliably predict a person’s behavior. Such individual differences were often discarded […]

25
Jul

0

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Cause Delay of Next Screening

February 9, 2017 — A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology: Biomarkers & Prevention found that women who had a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or forgo their subsequent screening mammogram than women who had a true negative result. Women who have a false positive result from a screening mammogram often experience […]

26
Feb

1

Brain SPECT Imaging Helps Distinguish Dementia from Depression

 Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report. Representative brain SPECT scans in a patient with Alzheimer’s dementia showing substantially reduced brain blood flow in the temporal and parietal lobes compared to a person with depression with mild decreased frontal […]

04
Jan

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Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) of the human brain: technique, findings and clinical applications

Neurological disorders are one of the most important public health concerns in developed countries. Established brain imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and x-ray computerised tomography (CT) have been essential in the identification and diagnosis of a wide range of disorders, although usually are insufficient in sensitivity for detecting subtle pathological alterations to […]

04
Jan

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MRI Shows Pregnancy Leads to Changes in the Mother’s Brain

December 28, 2016 — Pregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes — […]

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