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On the third day of RSNA, attendees packed the main auditorium to see a keynote address on advancing imaging technologies and techniques that will become useful in efforts to treat cancer. 

For years now, research has emerged to show the effects of playing football—including repetitive concussive and sub-concussive hits—may lead to major brain damage. Now, a new study further explores the topic and affirms that players in the National Football League (NFL) could be at a higher risk for brain injuries.

Putting assumptions to rest in neuroscience, a group of researchers used an MRI approach and found that the connectivity patterns in your brain are unique to you.

Ionizing radiation from medical scans may be implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Danish study published in Oncotarget.

Katrina Pitas, vice president of business development for SHINE Medial Technologies, is in St. Louis this week to speak at the 2016 Mo-99 Topical Meeting. While preparing for her presentation, she spoke with Health Imaging about what SHINE has been up to this year and what she will be discussing at the meeting. 

 

Recent Headlines

Engineering company to test thrombectomy device in clinical trial

Amnis Therapeutics, a biomedical engineering company in Israel, has received approval from the Karolinska Institute, a medical university in Stockholm, Sweden, to use its neuro-thrombectomy device on patients for the first time in a clinical trial.

Parental obesity linked to slow development in children

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found a link between slow development in young children and obesity rates of parents.

fMRI used to analyze psychotropic drug use in autistic patients

Neuroscientists from Rutgers University have found that trying to control bodily movement and treating children with autism using psychotropic drugs may worsen their neuromotor problems.

 
Intraoperative imaging technology cuts need for repetitive lumpectomy

Lightpoint Medical, developers of medical imaging technologies, has announced results for its clinical trial in regards to intraoperative imaging technology for breast cancer surgery.

Could herpes meds slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s?

Existing research that shows a medication designed to treat herpes could also be beneficial to individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s. The treatment is being tested in a new clinical study.

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: Keynote encourages radiologists to embrace evolving technology to treat cancer

On the third day of RSNA, attendees packed the main auditorium to see a keynote address on advancing imaging technologies and techniques that will become useful in efforts to treat cancer. 

Study: Brains of NFL players contain increased localized injuries, changes in white matter

For years now, research has emerged to show the effects of playing football—including repetitive concussive and sub-concussive hits—may lead to major brain damage. Now, a new study further explores the topic and affirms that players in the National Football League (NFL) could be at a higher risk for brain injuries.

Imaging technique gets docs closer to treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have developed a new imaging technique that could help create treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

ASNC, IAC, SNMMI in sync to mandate optimized radiation doses in nuclear cardiology

Organizations are working in sync to put a focus on mandating optimized radiation doses in nuclear cardiology studies performed across the nation and beyond. 

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