Search Tag: brain imaging

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Dynamic-brain-imaging-with-ai

2022 02 Aug

MRI, electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography are commonly used to study brain activity. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon University introduces a novel, AI-based dynamic brain imaging technology that maps out rapidly changing electrical activity in the brain with high speed, high resolution, and low cost. The research aims to improve...Read more

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Deep-learning-reduces-need-for-gadolinium-contrast

2021 26 Oct

Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), used during MRI scans, enhance brain tissue contrast. GBCAs are crucial for brain tumour care because they highlight areas with abnormal blood-brain barrier permeability that tumours cause.  This permits monitoring of treatment response and also guide surgical tumour removal.  Disadvantages to using GBCAs include...Read more

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Dl-vs-ml-in-biomedical-research

2021 14 Jan

Deep learning models are more efficient at discerning patterns and discriminative features in brain imaging than standard machine learning models, a new study shows ( Abrol A et al. 2021) .   You might also like: Radiomics in the Imaging of Brain Gliomas: Current Role and Future Perspectives   Researchers at the Center...Read more

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Breaking-news-mri-measures-brain-function-in-milliseconds

2019 17 Apr

MRI elastography: ground-breaking new way to see extremely fast neuronal activity in the brain It is magnificent how fast the human brain operates. In a fraction of a second our  neurons are activated, creating thoughts and reactions to stimuli. The speed at which radiologists can non-invasively  follow brain function using  MRI , however, is...Read more

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Ecr2019-imaging-mental-disorders

2019 01 Mar

Mental health has become a global pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports one out of four people will suffer from mental disorder in their lifetime.  Breaking new ground as is customary for ECR , this year special attention was given to the need for brain  imaging in psychiatry . Prof. Jean-Pierre Pruvo head of the...Read more

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Rsna18-mri-finds-depression-and-anxiety-brain-pattern

2018 27 Nov

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, researchers have uncovered a common pattern of structural similarities and differences in the brains of people suffering from depression and social anxiety using MRI. The study compared major depressive disorder (MDD) and social anxiety...Read more

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Scientists-predict-crime-knowledge-states-in-the-human-brain

2017 13 Mar

A multi-institutional research team has discovered that brain imaging can reveal whether someone is acting in a state of knowledge about a crime. The discovery will not have a bearing on court proceedings, but it is an inroad in the emerging field of "neurolaw," which connects neuroscience to legal rules and standards. The research is published in...Read more

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Brain-imaging-links-alzheimer-s-decline-to-tau-protein

2016 16 May

A buildup of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. While much Alzheimer’s research has focused on accumulation of the protein amyloid beta, researchers have begun to pay closer attention to another protein, tau, long associated with this disease but not studied as thoroughly, in part, because scientists...Read more

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Mri-shows-brain-scars-in-military-personnel-with-blast-related-concussion

2015 15 Dec

MRI shows brain damage in a high percentage of active duty U.S. military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, according to a study published in the journal Radiology . Researchers used MRI to study 834 military service members with MTBI related to blast injuries. MRI scans revealed the presence of...Read more

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6-million-grant-to-develop-brain-imaging-technologies

2015 24 Aug

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $6 million grant to researchers in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Rhode Island to develop innovative and broadly accessible brain imaging technologies that could provide greater insight into how the nervous system functions in health and disease. The project is a collaboration between investigators at the University...Read more

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Study-pinpoints-ptsd-and-trauma-injury-differences

2015 28 May

A brain imaging study has enabled researchers to identify the biological differences between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that looks directly at cerebral blood flow and indirectly at brain activity, the researchers were able to correctly differentiate...Read more

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Brain-imaging-predicts-language-ability-in-asd-toddlers

2015 12 Apr

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may be useful in determining future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they have been formally diagnosed with the condition. The findings, reported in the journal Neuron , are from a study conducted by University of California, San Diego School of...Read more

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New-mri-diagnostic-test-for-autism-spectrum-disorder

2015 17 Jan

A new brain imaging technique developed by scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes. This technique offers promising diagnostic potential once it undergoes more research and evaluation. Usually, diagnosis — an unquantifiable process based on clinical judgment...Read more

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Third-international-day-of-radiology-focuses-on-the-brain

2014 08 Nov

On November 8th, people around the globe will be celebrating the International Day of Radiology (IDoR). The day marks the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s first discovery of x-rays back in 1895. The annual IDoR is a highly anticipated event for scientists and medical professionals. This year, over 125 societies will be participating, representing...Read more

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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

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Mri-shows-grey-matter-demyelination-in-ms

2014 10 Sep

The severity of myelin loss in the brain’s grey matter is closely related to disease severity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. The authors of the study, which has been published online in Radiology , used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reveal...Read more