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Current Screening Misses Early Dementia Diagnosis

2016 24 May

While changes in cognitive abilities may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. In a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego... Read more

Executive Health Management

EAN Congress 2016

2016 24 Apr

This major scientific event will attract 6,500 participants from European and other countries.The European Academy of Neurology was last year Vonder European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS) launched.Over the course of some 130 scientific sessions, international experts and key trends Highlights... Read more

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Happiness in an MRI

2015 26 Nov

Happiness is a subjective experience; for instance, some people feel happiness more intensely than others when they receive compliments. To better understand the neural mechanism behind how happiness emerges, researchers in Japan conducted a study using MRI brain scans. Overall happiness, according to the study, is a combination of happy emotions and... Read more

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Brain Imaging Boosts Efforts to Lower Alzheimer's Risk

2015 08 Jun

A report published in American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) discusses how cognitive decline can be identified early and prevented by applying quantitative brain imaging techniques. Amidst growing evidence that neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, use of quantitative brain imaging is gaining popularity among clinicians as this helps... Read more

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Neuroimaging Not Helpful in Sports Concussion Diagnosis

2015 07 Jun

Results of a new study tend to support the prevalent opinion among physicians specialising in sports-related concussion (SRC) that neuroimaging is not that useful in diagnosing SRCs. Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba examined neuroimaging studies in children and adolescents with SRCs and found that the images appeared... Read more

Executive Health Management

Protocol Urged for In-hospital Stroke Patients

2015 07 May

A Canadian study published online in JAMA Neurology reveals that patients who had a stroke while hospitalised for another reason waited longer before being diagnosed and receiving treatment, compared with those who had strokes before entering the hospital.Researchers also found that patients with in-hospital stroke were more likely to have a comorbid... Read more

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Managing Incidental Findings Found During Neuroimaging

2015 31 Mar

Neuroimaging is an important diagnostic tool in the assessment of neurological disease, but often unmasks incidental findings (IFs). The negative impacts of IFs, such as patient anxiety, present neurologists with management dilemmas, largely due to the limited knowledge base surrounding the medical significance of these IFs. Specifically, the lack of... Read more

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Reducing Imaging Scans For Headaches May Delay Diagnosis

2014 30 Dec

According to an article published in the January issue of Neurosurgery, recent guidelines that seek to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of either missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumours. The article was written by Neurosurgeon Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli and colleagues of Washington University School... Read more

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Brain Centre Upgrades MR System to Benefit Research

2014 14 Nov

Aston Brain Centre improves spine image quality and consolidates musculoskeletal leadership with enhanced MR system Aston Brain Centre at Aston University in Birmingham has upgraded its MAGNETOM® Trio MR system from Siemens Healthcare to the advanced capabilities of the MAGNETOM Trio Tim 3T in order to offer improved image quality for the benefit of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Early Neuroimaging Scans Can Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

2014 27 Oct

According to a systematic review conducted by cardiologists, neuroscientists and psychiatrists from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the early evaluation of brain imaging tests. The review has been published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. The researchers examined... Read more

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