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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore are collecting images of children’s brains in order to build an imaging databank that can be searched by doctors around the world to help diagnose and treat neurological disorders.

According to the World Cancer report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on World Cancer Day, cancer cases will increase to 57 percent within 20 years, as reported by CNN on Feb. 4.

Despite research warning of the seriousness of concussions sustained while playing football, some players feel pressure to hide their injuries and return to the game before it is safe to do so.

A tiny molecular imaging system could be used on the field to measure brain injury or in the lab to capture individual molecules that betray the biology of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and viruses like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 

A PET/CT study followed 40 sufferers of heart attacks and just as many matched controls imaged with conventional coronary angiography and sodium fluoride PET/CT to gauge vulnerable plaques and see potential risk of heart attack.

Some patients may require special accommodations before undergoing an MRI, but most technologists haven’t quite had to deal with the super-sized challenge of imaging a full-grown grizzly bear.

The impact factor is commonly seen as a yardstick to compare the significance—and some would say quality—of a medical journal and the research contained within. But what is it really measuring?

At the University of Florida, a radiologist and mechanical engineer have teamed up to design the next generation of football helmets, created to improve protection from head injuries that are rampant in the sport.

When you look at your brain on an MRI scan, what do you see? Are you filled with a better understanding the abstract “self”?

One of the tenets of the Affordable Care Act is that once people receive healthcare coverage that allows them to access traditional primary care services, they will stop relying on expensive emergency department visits for care that could be delivered in another setting. Or will they?

The National Institutes of Health have recently announced eight projects largely funded by the NFL that will study the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and will hopefully develop better tools for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and concussions, according to an article published on Dec. 17 by NPR.org.

Some are using the clanging rhythms of MRI scanners as musical inspiration.