Radiology

Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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First Guidelines for Amyloid Imaging in Alzheimer’s Released

Published today, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Alzheimer’s Association have jointly published the first criteria for the appropriate use of this imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis of people with suspected Alzheimer’s disease. Recently has it become possible to create high-quality images of the brain plaques characteristic of […]

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Research Shows How the Human Brain Adapts to Injury

A study published in Cerebral Cortex, demonstrates that when one brain area loses functionality, a “back-up” group of secondary brain areas immediately activate, replacing not only the unavailable area but also its collateral areas. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI) have used a combination of neural imaging methods to discover […]

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By R Kennedy | Brain Scan . Cognition . MRI . Neuroscience
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New Imaging Shows Brain Structures Affected by Parkinson’s Disease

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique allows scientists to see what was previously theorized – the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson’s disease. Developed at MIT a technique which combines several types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), could allow doctors to better monitor patients’ progression and track the effectiveness of potential new […]

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By R Kennedy | Imaging . MRI . Parkinson's Disease
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Brain Regions Involved in Transition From Acute to Chronic Pain

Neuroscience researchers have been searching for years using imaging studies to find changes in brain structure and function that correlate with persistent pain. A recent study in Nature Neuroscience studied patients (n=40) with subacute back pain (SBP) lasting 4–16 weeks, with no prior back pain for at least 1 year. Brain scans were conducted on […]

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By R Kennedy | Brain Scan . Imaging . Pain . Radiology
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The Brain Organizes Objects by Size

Previously unknown to neuroscientists, how the brain organizes object representation or perceives and identifies different objects has been a mystery. A new study in Neuron, by MIT researchers, has discovered that the brain organizes objects based on their physical size, with a specific region of the brain reserved for recognizing large objects and another reserved […]

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Brain Changes in Obesity

Finnish researchers have found new evidence for the role of the brain in obesity. The central nervous system is actively involved in processing hunger signals and thus, controlling food intake. Research suggests that it is possible that the cause of weight gain and obesity might be in the brain. Using multiple brain imaging methods, the […]

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By R Kennedy | Imaging . MRI . Neuroscience . Obesity . PET . Radiology
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