Neuroradiology

MRI in Parkinson Disease: Expanding Usability for Better Diagnostics

MRI in Parkinson Disease: Expanding Usability for Better Diagnostics

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MRI may be used to identify Parkinson disease biomarkers that can inform diagnosis, track disease progression, and elucidate the neurobiological underpinnings of symptoms.

FDA Clears Neonatal MRI System

FDA Clears Neonatal MRI System

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Transporting neonates from the intensive care unit to MRI suites can pose challenges to care and patient safety.

MRI Improves Diagnostic Accuracy of Fetal Brain Abnormalities

MRI Improves Diagnostic Accuracy of Fetal Brain Abnormalities

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In addition to ultrasonography, MRI improved diagnostic accuracy and had an impact on prognoses in cases of fetal brain abnormalities.

MRI May Help Detect White Matter Injury in Neonates

MRI May Help Detect White Matter Injury in Neonates

The assessments revealed that damage in the frontal lobes mattered more than damage in other brain locations.

FDA Warns of Implantable Infusion Pumps in MRI

FDA Warns of Implantable Infusion Pumps in MRI

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The magnetic resonance environment poses safety risks for patients with implantable infusion pumps.

Guidelines for Using fMRI for Presurgical Evaluation of Epilepsy

Guidelines for Using fMRI for Presurgical Evaluation of Epilepsy

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Functional MRI may provide a less-invasive option for evaluating memory function in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.

Template Improves Quality of Report on MRI for Multiple Sclerosis

Template Improves Quality of Report on MRI for Multiple Sclerosis

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More structured MRI reports may aid in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

PET Imaging Useful for Identifying Alzheimer's Disease Stage

PET Imaging Useful for Identifying Alzheimer's Disease Stage

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Findings suggest that interactions between beta-amyloid and tau lead to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's.

Exposure to Gadolinium Via MRI Not Linked to Parkinsonism

Exposure to Gadolinium Via MRI Not Linked to Parkinsonism

The FDA previously investigated the effects of gadolinium deposits in the brain.

fMRI May Help Identify Correct Schizophrenia Treatment

fMRI May Help Identify Correct Schizophrenia Treatment

The personalized approach to treatment could help prevent trial-and-error periods.

MRI, Ultrasound Preferred Over CT Scan in Pediatric Patients

MRI, Ultrasound Preferred Over CT Scan in Pediatric Patients

Seizures were one of the most common reasons pediatric patients received CT scans.

Cortical Lesion Burden Indicative of Multiple Sclerosis Disability, Progression

Cortical Lesion Burden Indicative of Multiple Sclerosis Disability, Progression

Leukocortical lesions were found to have the greatest effect on cognition.

FDA Investigating Gadolinium Deposits in Brain from MRI

FDA Investigating Gadolinium Deposits in Brain from MRI

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It's not clear whether the brain deposits are harmful or have long-term health effects.

Optical Coherence Tomography IDs Retinal Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis

Optical Coherence Tomography IDs Retinal Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis

Retinal atrophy may be used to monitor disease status.

Amyloid PET Scans May Inform Dementia Treatments

Amyloid PET Scans May Inform Dementia Treatments

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Clinical trials are underway to evaluate if access to amyloid PET scans affects treatment decisions in dementia.

Poverty Affects Brain Development, Academic Performance in Children

Poverty Affects Brain Development, Academic Performance in Children

Those from the poorest households had the greatest deficits.

Functional, Structural Differences in TBI, PTSD Detected with Neuroimaging

Functional, Structural Differences in TBI, PTSD Detected with Neuroimaging

SPECT detected the subtle functional and structural changes in the brain between those with PTSD, TBI, or both.

Small Brain Lesions Linked to High Stroke Risk

Small Brain Lesions Linked to High Stroke Risk

Brain lesions smaller than 3mm associated with three times the risk of stroke and stroke-related death.

White Matter Brain Abnormalities Linked to Female Interstitial Cystitis

White Matter Brain Abnormalities Linked to Female Interstitial Cystitis

Brain abnormalities have been linked to symptoms of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome in women.

Revised MRI Guidelines for Multiple Sclerosis Stress Consistency

Revised MRI Guidelines for Multiple Sclerosis Stress Consistency

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The revised guidelines stress the use of high-quality imaging and consistency in images taken.

Advances in Neuroimaging for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Advances in Neuroimaging for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Neuroimaging could enable better classification of patients and provide information on affected brain regions.

Correlation Found Between Cortical Thickness, Pain Threshold in Migraine

Correlation Found Between Cortical Thickness, Pain Threshold in Migraine

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The positive correlation could mean that migraineurs are unable to direct attention away from painful stimuli.

HarP Protocol Confirms Link Between Hippocampus Volume, Alzheimer's

HarP Protocol Confirms Link Between Hippocampus Volume, Alzheimer's

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Researchers set out to validate the new hippocampal measurement protocol against known markers for Alzheimer's.

Curious Preteens Have Greater Brain Connectivity in Decision-Making Regions

Curious Preteens Have Greater Brain Connectivity in Decision-Making Regions

Greater connectivity between regions that control decision making and actions was observed in the explorer group

Resting-State fMRI May Help Predict Responsiveness to Psychotherapy

Resting-State fMRI May Help Predict Responsiveness to Psychotherapy

Those with increased connectivity had lower BDI scores following treatment and over time.

Head CT May Be Overused in Emergency Department

Head CT May Be Overused in Emergency Department

Only a small percentage of the patients that underwent head CT had abnormal findings.

Imaging Use Up, Counseling Down in Headache

Imaging Use Up, Counseling Down in Headache

Use of imaging in headache increased by over four percentage points, but counseling fell by five percentage points.

Building the Imaging Dataset for the Human Connectome Project

Building the Imaging Dataset for the Human Connectome Project

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Kamil Ugurbil, PhD, is leading the monumental 5-year Human Connectome brain imaging project that's making use of 7T MRI technology.

Gadavist Approved for MRI in Children Two and Under

Gadavist Approved for MRI in Children Two and Under

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Gadabutrol (Gadavist) has been approved by the FDA as an MRI-contrast agent for patients aged 2 and younger.

White Matter Abnormalities Link Depression, Concussion

White Matter Abnormalities Link Depression, Concussion

Similar brain abnormalities could indicate a common pathophysiology between the diseases.

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