According to the CDC, there are as much as 16 million people in the United States that are affected by cognitive impairment. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization takes up data a notch and estimates that as much as 35 million people worldwide are suffering from cognitive issues. What these numbers show is that almost half […]
A concussion is considered to be a mild form of traumatic brain injury, which is usually brought on by a sudden blow or impact to the head. It will usually require immediate medical attention because of the organ involved, which is the brain, but then eventually heals. However, there is also such a thing as […]
Typically, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) exams usually take 15-30 minutes. A recent study, however, found a way to cut that time by as much as 2/3 without compromising the image quality of the scans.
When you need a PET scan, the best results are obtained by a medical center that does many scans on a weekly basis. Choose an imaging center that takes a comprehensive approach to imaging procedures. Scans use activated hydrogen atoms to provide images of the soft tissue of the body and are non-invasive. PET scans […]
Although it’s safe for most people to receive MRIs, some people are unable to because of sensitivities to the contrasting agent gadolinium. Patients who have impaired kidney function can suffer adverse effects from gadolinium. In rare cases, gadolinium causes nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, an untreatable condition affecting the skin, eyes, joints, and internal organs. Researchers at […]
A study published in the “Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism” discussed the possibility of using MRI guidance to treat brain damaging disorders like Parkinson’s disease and strokes. During the experiment, the researchers were able to deliver stem cells to the brains of animals via threading a catheter through an artery and MRI guidance. […]