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Published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine on March 9, a study assessed common regeneration principles in octopuses to potentially identify alternative therapeutic approaches in regenerative medicine.

Seven Dutch and German authors outlined recent technological progressions—notably in diagnosis and therapy—which are slowly transitioning to clinical use and speculated on the future of ultrasound, in an article published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

A study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology found an advanced metal artifact reduction (MAR) algorithm improved lesion detection accuracy near hardware while also reducing radiation exposure.

New PET-based research published in Lancet Psychiatry found major depressive disorder changes the brain, meaning different treatment may be needed through various stages of the illness.

When you close your eyes and visualize an important moment from the past, your brain may use the same eye movement patterns to reconstruct images long after you’ve originally seen them. It may seem like science fiction, but a study published in Cerebral Cortex found evidence of the phenomena.


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New zinc-focused MRI technique can ID cancerous prostate tissue

Distinguishing between healthy and cancerous cells just might be the biggest hurdle in cancer care physicians have encountered. A new MRI technique developed by radiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have fixed that problem using zinc.

fMRI brain study unpacks, predicts sentence-level verbal expression

Researchers have used functional MRI (fMRI) to come up with a way to predict neural patterns produced by words within sentences. Building on previous studies that focused on single words lighting up parts of the brain, the team correctly anticipated brain-activity patterns at the sentence level to the tune of 70 percent accuracy, on average.

fMRI shows kids’ brains lighting up for unhealthy foods pushed on TV

Neuroscience isn’t needed to know that food commercials influence children’s choices of what to eat and how determinedly to demand it. If those ads for sugary, fatty, high-sodium, low-fiber and fun-to-eat products didn’t work, the food and beverage industry wouldn’t be spending $2 billion per year to create and place them.  

Study: More radiotherapy can cut mortality risk in half

Researchers have found patients with high-risk prostate cancer who are treated with a high portion of radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy) have half the mortality risk of those who were treated with the lowest proportion.

Study uses MRI to show thirst is an anticipatory reflex

For the first time ever, researchers say they’ve uncovered the mechanism for short-term thirst and thirst quenching, according to a new article in the journal Nature.

When teaching radiology, don’t forget to embrace the unknown

Most articles in today’s radiology journals focus on specific case studies or problems facing the industry. A recent editorial published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, however, really caught my eye by taking a deeper, more philosophical approach.

4D lung imaging platform gives clearer vision for early detection

Professor Andreas Fouras of Monash University has developed a four-dimensional lung scanning technology platform, helping physicians to detect abnormal lung functions early, reports News Medical.

PET imaging gives insight into a brain with depression

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technology (CLST) have developed a new PET scan that is able to analyze neuron proliferation in the brain's subventricular and subgranular zones of the hippocampal dentate gyrus, the areas most affected by depression.

Imaging tool shows oxygen in human tissue like never before

Oxygen, the air we breathe and the foundation of life, remains mysterious in terms of seeing it working through our tissues. That is until researchers developed a new tool to show us just how oxygen travels to our tissue.

A clearer view into prostate cancer with new imaging tool

The new method used to detect androgen receptors and active splice variants could mean better and faster care for patients suffering from prostate cancer.