PET brain imaging using a new brain imaging paradigm yields preliminary evidence that tobacco smokers may have reduced neuroimmune function compared with non-smokers.

A new three-dimensional (3D) tissue imaging technique can help scientists noninvasively study cells and may lead to improved treatments for a variety of diseases, according to research published in eLife.

Utilizing the ultrafast scan mode for CT imaging in the emergency department (ED) can significantly reduce motion artifacts, reported a team of Japan-based researchers in a study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

“With information obtained from this study, it is possible that neuroimaging in newborns may to some extent predict neurodevelopment even for healthy children, and prenatal intervention targeted at improving white matter integrity at birth will be important for further promoting neurodevelopment in children,” wrote researchers of a new Radiology study.

Aaron Williams was 16 years old when he committed suicide on the campus of his Charleston, South Carolina, high school in 2010. It was only until after the tragedy that neuroimaging revealed multiple lesions in his brain.

Body mass index, systolic blood pressure and smoking behaviors mediate the effects of education on cardiovascular health, according to a recent study in The BMJ.

A team of researchers used MR spectroscopy to analyze the impact of traffic-related air pollution on childhood neurological development. Their results were published in Environmental Research.

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, believe they have taken an important first step in developing a brain-based test to diagnose autism, according to the results of an fMRI-based study published in Biological Psychology.

A team of radiologists at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle will utilize fMRI, along with formal evaluations, to study the effects of cannabis on infant brain development.

French researchers used MRI to capture 3D images of babies as they made their way through the birth canal, offering insights they hope can indicate which may have trouble during labor.

A team of U.S. researchers found the brains of patients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses—such as schizophrenia and depression—may have more in common than previously thought, according to a recent fMRI study.

Whole-body MRI (WB-MRI) staged colorectal and lung cancer patients with accuracy similar to standard staging pathways, but WB-MRI saved valuable time and costs associated with screening, according to results of two new trials published May 9.