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Image: Amyloid plaques showing up in retinal scan as fluorescent spots as curcumin binds to them (Photo courtesy of CSIRO).

Retinal Imaging Detects Changes Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

A noninvasive optical imaging device can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. More...
23 Jul 2014
Image: Probability map of the brain regions activated in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) by a silent sentence production task in a group of 144 right-handed individuals. The color scale indicates the percentage of subjects with significant activation in this area during the task (green: 50%, blue: 65%, red: 80% or more). Note the high asymmetry of the map in favor of the left hemisphere) [Gauche = Left, Droite = Right] (Photo courtresy of Groupe d\'Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle, CNRS/CEA/Université de Bordeaux, France).

fMRI and Database Show a Dominant Side of the Brain for Handedness and Language

Utilizing a large psychometric and brain imaging database, researchers have demonstrated that the location of language areas in the brain is independent of left- or right-handedness, except for a very small percentage of left-handed individuals whose right hemisphere is dominant for both manual work and language. More...
22 Jul 2014

Research Demonstrates MRI Acts as Predictive Marker for Epilepsy Development Following Febrile Seizure

Within hours of a fever-induced seizure, MRI may be able to identify brain changes that occur in those most likely to develop epilepsy later in life, according to recent animal research.  More...
16 Jul 2014
Image: A PET/MRI scanner visualizes breast cancer in this fused PET/MR image (Photo courtesy of Medscape).

Four Imaging Approaches Can Differentiate Malignant and Benign Breast Tumors

Imaging breast tumors using four approaches together, can better distinguish malignant breast tumors from those that are benign, compared with imaging using fewer approaches, and this may help avoid repeat breast biopsies.   More...
10 Jul 2014
Image: Silicon mesoporous particles (SiMPS), measure about 1,000 nm across contain thousands of much smaller particles of iron oxide. The SiMPs can be manipulated by magnets and gather at the site of tumors, where they can be heated to kill malignant tumors or trigger the release of drugs. The particles were created by an international team led by scientists at Rice University and Methodist Hospital Research Institute (Houston, TX, USA) (Photo courtesy of Rice University).

“Nanoconstructs” Designed to Enhance MRI Technology

Submicrometer particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging a much more effective way to detect and fight disease.   More...
01 Jul 2014
Image: Left, the brains of adults who had ADHD as children but no longer have it show synchronous activity between the posterior cingulate cortex (the larger red region) and the medial prefrontal cortex (smaller red region). Right, the brains of adults who continue to experience ADHD do not show this synchronous activity (Photo courtesy of Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT - based on images courtesy of the researchers).

fMRI Brain Scans Reveal Differences in Adults Who Have Recovered from Childhood ADHD and Those Who Did Not

In a study to compare patterns of brain activity in adults who recovered from childhood with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those who did not, neuroscientists have discovered key differences in a brain communication network that is active when the brain is at wakeful rest and not focused on a particular task.   More...
25 Jun 2014
Image: Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a terahertz detector using several nanoscopic-sized tubes, creating a macroscopic thin film that contains a mix of metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes (Photo courtesy of Dino Vournas, Sandia National Laboratories).

Terahertz Detectors with Carbon Nanotubes Designed to Improve MRI Technology and Other Image-Detection Applications

American and Japanese scientists are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant enhancements in medical imaging, food inspection, airport passenger screening, and other applications.   More...
24 Jun 2014

MedImaging's MRI channel in addition to reporting on MR hardware, informs about the many magnetic resonance applications possible with the technique notably MRI, fMRI, diffusion MRI, MR angiography, MR guided surgery, in addition to industry developments, and safety issues.
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