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Researchers have found a way to better monitor a fetus as it grows inside the womb, giving an edge to how physicians identify and treat any abnormalities.

In a recent study published in Human Gene Therapy, researchers found that combining electromechanic mapping with PET imaging can improve targeting of gene therapy to hibernating ischemic heart muscles.

A recent study found a reduced connection between the amygdala and parts of the brain associated with social communication and language in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

 

Implementing business analytics into radiology operations may seem like a daunting task, but practice leaders must remember they can use such data without building their own in-house tools from scratch.

Many people who deal with claustrophobia have trouble climbing into an MRI scanner, but the staff at Dignity Health Mercy Hospital in Folsom, California, are helping to relieve some of that stress. 

 

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Newly developed sensor improving MRIs

A microscopic sensor developed by biomedical engineers from the Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Zurich, Switzerland, has the ability to detect tiny changes in magnetic fields.

PET scans show patients with PTSD have imbalance in brain's signalling systems

Researchers set out to study patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using PET scans. They found that a greater imbalance between two neurochemical systems in the brain—serotonin and substance P—meant individuals were more likely to experience PTSD symptoms.

RSNA 2016: Acute findings present on C-spine MR images on acute trauma patients

On Day 4 of RSNA, attendees heard from Marlen Pajcini, MD who presented, “Is MR of the C-spine in Acute Trauma Patients Indicated?” 

Spiritual experiences activate same brain reward circuits as love, gambling, music

The University of Utah School of Medicine published a new study of brain images showing that religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits, similar to the way it does with love, sex, gambling, drugs and music.

RSNA 2016: CT angiography of extremities for vascular trauma does not require venous phase

Zachary Masi, MD, presented findings at RSNA in Chicago that found the venous phase of computed tomography angiography (CTA) extremity studies for trauma can be accurately performed with an arterial phase only and does not require a venous phase.  

Pitt receives $1.7 million to study cystic fibrosis with nuclear imaging

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a research team at the University of Pittsburgh's schools of engineering and medicine a $1.7 million grant to develop new mathematical models to measure lung activity in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.

Families affected by ADHD carry inheritable structural, functional brain connectivity

A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry used resting-state fMRI to identify inheritable structural and functional connectivity features associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

New 3D fetus modeling could help ID abnormalities

Researchers have found a way to better monitor a fetus as it grows inside the womb, giving an edge to how physicians identify and treat any abnormalities.

MEG used to study task-free face-to-face spontaneous interactions between mother, child with autism

With specially constructed equipment based on the magnetoencephalography (MEG) for a child, researchers made crucial discoveries that will help in advancing understanding of the development of social minds.

Combination of electromechanical mapping, PET imaging targets cardiac gene therapy

In a recent study published in Human Gene Therapy, researchers found that combining electromechanic mapping with PET imaging can improve targeting of gene therapy to hibernating ischemic heart muscles.

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