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Up to two-thirds of thyroid ultrasound examinations will reveal nodules, though only a small percentage prove to be malignant. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can help distinguish between malignant and benign tissue, but the test is not cost-effective in every case.

Despite what countless click-bait advertisements may promise, “one simple hack” rarely changes your life. But a new imaging technology from Duke University Health System may pack plenty of potential for changing ultrasonic capabilities.

A new study conducted by a team of researchers led by Michel Grothe of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Rostock, Germany, announced the development of a four-stage model of regional amyloid beta (Aβ) protein deposition that can be found in patients with Alzheimer's, according to an article by Alzforum. 

Longer gestation during normal pregnancy is associated with significantly greater development of white matter in babies’ brains. However, similar associations are no longer present by the time children are 8 years old. The lack may confirm that white-matter development in the brains of preemies tends to catch up as these children grow.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shuteye per night for adults between 26 and 64. Using functional MRI, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Mental Health in Tokyo have shown why getting less often leads to bad moods and poor emotional health.

 

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Common characteristics in sonograms of malignant thyroid nodules

Up to two-thirds of thyroid ultrasound examinations will reveal nodules, though only a small percentage prove to be malignant. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can help distinguish between malignant and benign tissue, but the test is not cost-effective in every case.

Could $10 microchip turn standard ultrasound into 3D imaging technique?

Despite what countless click-bait advertisements may promise, “one simple hack” rarely changes your life. But a new imaging technology from Duke University Health System may pack plenty of potential for changing ultrasonic capabilities.

PET staging charts illustrate Alzheimer's progression, amyloid development

A new study conducted by a team of researchers led by Michel Grothe of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Rostock, Germany, announced the development of a four-stage model of regional amyloid beta (Aβ) protein deposition that can be found in patients with Alzheimer's, according to an article by Alzforum. 

Gestational age matters in brain development at birth, but preemies can catch up in childhood

Longer gestation during normal pregnancy is associated with significantly greater development of white matter in babies’ brains. However, similar associations are no longer present by the time children are 8 years old. The lack may confirm that white-matter development in the brains of preemies tends to catch up as these children grow.

FDA greenlights Siemens Healthineers’ 7T MRI for clinical use

In a first, the FDA has cleared a powerful 7-tesla MRI scanner for clinical use.

fMRI shows how abbreviated sleep bothers the brain, messes with mood

The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shuteye per night for adults between 26 and 64. Using functional MRI, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Mental Health in Tokyo have shown why getting less often leads to bad moods and poor emotional health.

Microbubble ultrasound, perfusion software combine to check ablation of liver lesions

Following percutaneous interventions for malignant liver lesions, patients are ably assessed with a combination of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and perfusion-imaging software, according to the authors of a study published online September 25 in Ultraschall in der Medizin/European Journal of Ultrasound.

Bone-removal algorithm opens a window into trauma-induced brain bleeds

Researchers have demonstrated an automated bone-removal algorithm that works with dual-energy CT to let physicians see, unobstructed by the skull, what’s going on in the brains of patients with intracranial hemorrhage following head trauma.

Pain panel: Don’t use brain imaging as a medicolegal ‘lie detector’

A task force convened by the International Association for the Study of Pain is warning against the use of neuroimaging in legal cases involving patients who claim they’re living with chronic pain.

Bird brains: CT links development of avian skulls to baby dinos

A new study featuring 3D CT imaging has shown how bird skulls evolve differently than relatives and ancestors. Instead, they develop more like young dinosaurs and crocodiles.

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