Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, which produce sophisticated images of the brain, have emerged as a valuable tool for the early diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Epilepsy Foundation defines seizure as a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that either excites or inhibits brain cells from sending messages. In and of itself, a seizure is not a disease. Rather, it is a symptom or a serious sign of an underlying condition affecting the brain. In some cases, seizures […]
According to research published on RadioGraphics, in about 20 percent of infertile couples, male infertility is the sole cause of the inability to conceive. At the same time, in 30-40 percent of these, male and female factors are the causes. Therefore, in approximately 50 percent of cases, a condition involving the male partner contributes to […]
Concussions, otherwise known as “mild traumatic brain injuries”, affect about 1.7 million Americans annually. Athletes make up a considerable part of that figure, causing many parents to grow concerned about letting their children participate in youth sports. In an attempt to better understand the impact of concussion and minimize the risk of re-injury for recovering […]
MRI has always been an invaluable tool in the treatment of neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s. Without a biomarker to objectively detect brain changes in Parkinson’s patients, however, monitoring how the disease progresses is rather difficult. Such is no longer the case as a new research suggests that doctors can now quantify the damage of […]
There is a cardinal rule that patients hear as they prepare for an MRI: they cannot have any metal accessories on their body during the scan. That means anything from buttons and belts to retainers and piercings. Certain metal implants inside bodies, like pacemakers, are also unsafe for MRIs, unless otherwise stated in a manufacturer’s […]