A statistical method for integrating functional MRI (fMRI) and PET scans may prove capable of predicting success of surgery to reduce seizures in epilepsy patients.

The more tau accumulation in the brain, the greater the likelihood that neuroimaging will reveal similarly elevated levels of brain beta amyloid. However, the buildup of these proteins does not affect the cognitive status of patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a PET-based study published online Dec. 11 in JAMA Neurology.

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle has demonstrated that young women at a genetically high risk of developing breast cancer would benefit more receiving bi-annual MRI exams rather than standard annual mammogram.  

Computer tomography (CT) has produced stunning images and improved diagnosis and treatment of myriad health complications. A German research team has developed an imaging technique called nano-CT that produces images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers, a marketed improvement from the 500 nm in traditional CT methods.

The NIH has announced the formation of a five-year, $70 million effort to organize, coordinate and otherwise accelerate new research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.