Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside your body. Health care professionals use MRI scans to diagnose a variety of conditions, from torn ligaments to tumors. MRIs are very useful for examining the brain and spinal cord. Also called: Magnetic resonance imaging, NMR, Nuclear magnetic resonance.
Medical physicist Dr. Aswin Hoffmann and his team from the Institute of Radiooncology - OncoRay at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are the first researchers worldwide to combine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a proton beam, thus demonstrating that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can indeed work with particle beam cancer treatments.
It is the first time, scientists are able to achieve high-resolution observations of neuronal structures inside deep brain areas of living mice - by the use of the most minimally invasive endoscopic probe reported thus far.
Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through "deep learning," a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study that includes researchers from Georgia State University.
The first-ever randomized controlled trial on babies with CF has found that treatment with inhaled hypertonic saline can improve breathing and lung health.
High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines can work better by changing the structure of radio probes from coils to antennas.
The ultra-high-field 7T Terra magnetic resonance imaging scanner at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute of the Keck School of Medicine of USC has received FDA approval for clinical use, opening up new avenues of care for patients with Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and other diseases that affect the brain.
A new ultrasound technique can help distinguish benign breast tumors from malignant ones. The technology was developed with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
University of Maryland physician-scientists have treated the first patient in the United States with MRI-guided focused ultrasound for neuropathic leg pain as part of a pilot clinical trial.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging methods have been used widely in past decades as a safe, non-invasive and non-radioactive method of diagnosing CVDs.
The team behind a new medical navigation system which makes it easier to take biopsy samples from the lungs recently received an international innovation award during Innovation Expo 2018 in Rotterdam.
A recent article by a team of international experts on multiple sclerosis (MS) underscores the importance of expanding the knowledge base about the hippocampus in order to better understand the genesis of cognitive deficits and develop new treatment strategies.
An Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm has been trained to pick up early signs of cognitive decline, which could result in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
A new study has shown that by combining imaging and neuropsychological testing, one can more accurately assess the cognitive status of individuals.
Preliminary findings from a pilot study suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia may slow or even reverse the atrophy of cortical gray matter in patients who have co-morbid fibromyalgia.
London researchers are set to start a three year study aiming to identify babies at higher than average risk of autism spectrum conditions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A team of researchers including UCI project scientist Rachita Sumbria, PhD and UCI neurologist Mark J. Fisher, MD have provided, for the first time, evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear.
Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain.
Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. This is according to a study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research.
Getting magnetic resonance imaging scans twice a year instead of one annual mammogram is far more effective at detecting early breast cancers in young women with a high-risk genetic profile than mammograms alone, according to a research team based at the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle.
More and more adults - but also about 34 percent of obese children - suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. An unhealthy lifestyle with little physical activity and a diet high in fat, sugar and fructose and/or a genetic predisposition can be the underlying caus.