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IMAGING Management

International Day of Radiology 2014 To Focus on the Brain

2014 15 Oct

Radiology will be in the spotlight on November 8, as radiologists celebrate the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) through a series of events and information campaigns to help the public better understand the role of medical imaging in healthcare. The theme of IDoR 2014 is brain imaging. 2014 marks the third IDoR, and for the first time, five African... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nobel Prize in Medicine 2014 Awarded For Brain's 'Inner GPS' Discovery

2014 07 Oct

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with one half to John O´Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one... Read more

IT Management

Cyborg Technology: The Future

2014 12 Aug

The world's largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is holding its 248th National Meeting & Exposition, offering nearly 12,000 presentations on a wide range of science topics. One such presentation highlights the impressive developments in cyborg technology, which is producing tangible results in the domains of prosthetics,... Read more

IT Management

Accenture and Philips Announce Proof of Concept App

2014 08 Aug

Innovative technology shows how ALS patients could gain greater control of their lives through brain, voice and eye commands Software connects Emotiv Insight Brainware to wearable display that allows wearers to command Philips Hue lighting, SmartTV and Lifeline products Royal Philips and Accenture have announced that they have developed... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI Detects Late Preterm Infant Brain Abnormalities

2014 10 Jun

Research on preterm brain development has focused on infants born less than 32 weeks into gestation (very preterm). An Australian investigation, results of which have been published online in Radiology, focused on preterm infants born between 32 weeks up to 37 weeks into gestation. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that moderate... Read more

IMAGING Management

Study: Diabetes Impacts Brain Structure

2014 29 Apr

According to the findings of a new study entitled “Effect of Diabetes on Brain Structure: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes MR Imaging Baseline Data” and published online in the journal Radiology, there appears to be a link between type 2 diabetes and brain degeneration.  The researchers further discovered that diabetes... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM 2014: The Root of Better Care

2014 18 Mar

Root™ is an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to transform patient care from the operating theater to the general ward through a powerful combination of the following high-impact innovations: Radical-7® Instant interpretation of Masimo’s breakthrough rainbow® and SET® measurements via Root’s intuitive navigation... Read more

IT Management

New App Provides Brain Stimulation to Neurological Disorders Sufferers

2014 11 Mar

To provide mobile support to those affected by neurological disorders, GE Healthcare has designed a free iPad app that provides brain stimulation for people with neurological conditions. It also provides helpful advice for caregivers. Created and endorsed by neurologists, the GE Healthcare MIND (Make an Impact on Neurological Disorders) App’s... Read more

IMAGING Management

Study: 7-T MRI Offers Supporting Radiologic Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease

2014 05 Mar

Findings of new research published online in the journal Radiology indicate that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers detailed views of a brain area implicated in Parkinson’s disease, a discovery which could potentially lead to earlier detection of this condition affecting millions of people globally. A chronic, progressive... Read more

Executive Health Management

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated with Premature Death

2014 17 Jan

Findings from a psychiatric study conducted by Seena Fazel, M.D., of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and her team of colleagues, show that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a higher risk of premature death, particularly from suicides, injuries and assaults. According to the study background, TBI is a substantial cause of disability.... Read more