April 1-5: The week in pictures

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Kenny Klein / University of Louisville

 - Kevin Ware

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware’s horrific leg injury and subsequent treatment captivated many around the country and inspired Health Imaging’s editor, Lisa Fratt, to think back on the team of radiology and orthopedic professionals that made an impact on her family’s life.

 - wh house brain infographic smallIn an April 2 announcement at the White House, President Barack Obama unveiled the $100 million BRAIN Initiative. A collection of public and private organizations will use the funds to search for treatments for PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and a host of other neurological conditions.

 - quin skeleton smallHealth Imaging took a look this week at a project conducted by the Diagnostic Imaging Program and Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. Faculty and staff used x-rays to study the skeleton of an African-American man who died in bondage in the eighteenth century.

 - help wantedA medical physics and informatics review published in the April issue of American Journal of Roentgenology put up a figurative “Help Wanted” calling on stakeholders to come together and address the challenges of radiation exposure.

 - prisonActivity in the anterior cingulate cortex, a brain region associated with conflict monitoring and response selection, was correlated with a convicted criminal’s odds of being rearrested, according to research published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Those were some of the top stories this week, but looking ahead, we are excited for a new weekly newsletter feature, The Big Question. We’ll ask one pressing question about the practice of imaging to thought leaders in research or industry, and publish their full response to directly share their insights. What Big Questions do you have? Who should we ask? Let us know.

-Evan Godt
Senior Staff Writer