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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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Brain disconnections may cause Parkinson’s hallucinations

2017 04 Oct

With the use of functional MRI (fMRI), researchers have been able to study the mechanism underlying visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease. Their main finding: these visual hallucinations may be triggered by disconnections of brain areas involved in attention and visual processing. The disconnected brain areas seen on fMRI may be valuable in... Read more

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Mapping the Fetal Brain: New Technique

2016 17 Oct

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The research team corrected images for motion, thus allowing a four-dimensional reconstruction of brain activity in moving subjects. The new... 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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Brain May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2014 27 May

A brain imaging study, due to be published in PLOS One, has shown that, compared to healthy control subjects, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME) may have reduced responses in a region of the brain connected with fatigue. This suggests that chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with changes... Read more

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RSNA 2013: Promising New Device for Stroke Rehabilitation

2013 02 Dec

An entirely new and novel approach in targeting the brain in stroke rehabilitation therapy was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). With stroke affecting millions of people worldwide, rehabilitation still has room for improvement. Only 5% of stroke patients make a full recovery, and current therapies... Read more