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Health News and Information - News Medical :: Radiology - Feb 27, 2018 Edition

Health News and Information - News Medical

 
 February 27, 2018 
 Radiology 
 The latest radiology news from News Medical 
 Actual experiences with modern breast radiation therapy found to be better than expectedActual experiences with modern breast radiation therapy found to be better than expected
 
A new study reveals that many patients with breast cancer have misconceptions and fears about radiation therapy, but their actual experiences with modern breast radiation therapy are better than they expected.
 
   Alternative MRI contrast agent shows promising results in NIH studyAlternative MRI contrast agent shows promising results in NIH study
 
NIH-supported researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are studying an alternative to the contrast agents currently used for magnetic resonance imaging.
 
   New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's diseaseNew study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease
 
University of Maryland Medicine is leading a phase 3 study to test the safety and efficacy of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound on the brain in order to treat Parkinson's disease.
 
 MRI and machine learning could predict whether OCD patients will benefit from treatment
 
MRI and machine learning could predict whether OCD patients will benefit from treatmentWashing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in.
 
 
 Research extends powerful capabilities of MRI to nanometer scale
 
Research extends powerful capabilities of MRI to nanometer scaleA new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson's and Alzhe
 
 
 Advanced method holds promise for substantial improvements in breast cancer diagnosis
 
Advanced method holds promise for substantial improvements in breast cancer diagnosisEnhancing the diagnosis of breast cancer is the stated goal of a research team at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. The scientists have combined an advanced method of diffusion-weighted MR imaging with intelligent image analysis methods to detect malignant changes in tissues.
 
 
 Visaris Americas announces installation of fully robotic Vision C digital X-ray suite at OGHS
 
Visaris Americas announces installation of fully robotic Vision C digital X-ray suite at OGHSVisaris Americas, is an innovative provider of digital radiography (DR) technology for the medical diagnostics market. Together with Ultimate Medical Services, their preferred channel partner in the South-Central States; the Company is proud to announce the installation of its premium, fully robotic, Vision C ceiling-suspended digital X-ray suite at the Opelousas General Health System, South Campus location in Opelousas, Louisiana.
 
 
 Onsite imaging services play important role in managing sports-related injuries
 
Onsite imaging services play important role in managing sports-related injuriesThe Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly.
 
 
 USC-led researchers release dataset of brain scans from stroke patients
 
USC-led researchers release dataset of brain scans from stroke patientsA USC-led team has now compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source datasets of brain scans from stroke patients via a study published Feb. 20 in Scientific Data, a Nature journal.
 
 
 High-tech brain scans can provide new way to define intelligence
 
High-tech brain scans can provide new way to define intelligenceHigh-tech scans of the resting human brain can provide a new way to define and interpret the brain's actual mental capacity, new research suggests.
 
 
 Autoimmune Encephalitis Classification
 
Autoimmune Encephalitis ClassificationAutoimmune encephalitis (AIE) is a group of neurological diseases that can be divided into several types, such as paraneoplastic disorders, neurologic disturbances and encephalitis due to antibodies against synaptic proteins inside the neuron.
 
 
 Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity linked to more gray matter in older adults’ brains
 
Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity linked to more gray matter in older adults’ brainsHigher levels of lifestyle physical activity – such as house cleaning, walking a dog and gardening, as well as exercise – are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.
 
 
 Early life exposure to green space could have beneficial effects on cognitive function
 
Early life exposure to green space could have beneficial effects on cognitive functionPrimary schoolchildren who have been raised in homes surrounded by more greenspace tend to present with larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas of the brain.
 
 
 New staining method helps analyze 3D tissue samples using Nano-CT system
 
New staining method helps analyze 3D tissue samples using Nano-CT systemTo date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change - thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich.
 
 
 FDA permits marketing of first blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury
 
FDA permits marketing of first blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injuryThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly referred to as concussion, in adults.
 
 
 Autoimmune Encephalitis Pathophysiology
 
Autoimmune Encephalitis PathophysiologyAutoimmune encephalitis (AIE) refers to a group of diseases with autoantibodies against various components of CNS neurons. These act against various neuronal processes and pathways, in different areas of the brain, and so they present in a diverse range of ways.
 

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