Relevant findings on postmortem CT and postmortem MRI in hanging, ligature strangulation and manual strangulation and their additional value compared to autopsy - a systematic review - Gascho D, Heimer J, Tappero C, Schaerli S.
Several articles have described the use of postmortem computed tomography (CT) and postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in forensic medicine. Although access to CT scanners and, particularly, access to MRI scanners, is still limited for several inst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

What's an MRI, and why do I need one?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It?s a noninvasive way for your health care provider to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. While an X-ray is great for looking at bone, an MRI also can examine soft tissue and organs. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from?Dr. Phillip Young, a radiologist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Myocardial Solutions raises $6.7m
Cardiac software developer Myocardial Solutions has raised $6.7 million from 22 investors in an equity offering that began in mid-December. The company’s software is designed to measure heart strain, giving physicians a window into a patient’s heart function. The MyoStrain report is generated through magnetic resonance imaging. The report provides ejection fraction, mass and volume measures. The software can also give regional measures of heart strain, evaluating 37 areas of the left ventricle’s function. According to the company’s website, its software can help identify asymptomatic patients with h...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Funding Roundup Myocardial Solutions Inc Source Type: news

Korean JLK Inspection launches AI-powered imaging diag system
Korean JLK Inspection said yesterday that it launched its AIHub artificial intelligence-powered medical image diagnostics platform. The newly launched AIHub system is designed to analyze images from a number of different imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray and mammography, the Seoul-based company said. JLK Inspection claims the system can detect and monitor for more than 30 medical conditions in 14 regions of the body. The company added that the system is focused on brain diseases and conditions including ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysm and Alzheimer&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Software / IT jlkinspection Source Type: news

Obalon wins FDA nod for Obalon Nav system
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said today that it won FDA clearance for its Obalon Navigation system intended for use in placing the company’s Obalon Balloon system. The newly cleared Obalon Navigation system uses magnetic resonance imaging during placement and displays a real-time image of the balloon, the San Diego-based company said. The system is intended for use alongside the automated Touch Inflation Dispenser to improve placement procedures. “We participated in the clinical trial for the Obalon Navigation system with the Touch Inflation Dispenser and were very impressed with the new technology to m...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Medtronic wins FDA nod for InterStim sacral neuromod programmer
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that the FDA approved its InterStim smart programmer, designed to work with the company’s InterStim sacral neurmodulation system intended for tor treating overactive bladder, chronic fecal incontinence and non-obstructive urinary retention. The newly cleared smart programmer is run on a Samsung Electronics (LON:BC94) mobile device and allows clinicians to personalize patient care and manage therapy from a single access point, the Fridley, Minn.-based medical giant said. “The incorporation of consumer technology in medical device solutions, such as the InterStim sys...
Source: Mass Device - December 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic samsung Source Type: news

Africa: Unpacking Pain - What Causes It and Why It's Hard to Measure
[The Conversation Africa] Pain is difficult to measure. Unlike using a thermometer to measure body temperature, a blood test to measure blood glucose, or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to detect a tumour, there are no instruments or tests that objectively measure pain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do brain lesions mean in multiple sclerosis?
As multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, lesions may form in the brain. With magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can use the lesions to track the progress of the condition. Learn more about the process of scanning for brain lesions, and how they might affect the symptoms and progress of MS. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life
This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health ’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Eye Institute, the Thrasher Research Fund, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations, and grants from government agencies and other funders in Brazil. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain response patterns to economic inequity predict present and future depression indices - Tanaka T, Yamamoto T, Haruno M.
Widening economic inequity has been suggested to associate with depression. However, little is known about the underlying neural mechanisms of this link. Here, we demonstrate that functional magnetic resonance imaging activity patterns in the amygdala and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Extensive traumatic axonal injury of brain due to violence: a case report - Jang SH, Kim SH, Kwon YH.
RATIONALE: Many studies using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have demonstrated traumatic axonal injury (TAI) in patients whose conventional brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results are negative following head trauma. Injury mechanism for TAI in these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Many Incidental Findings Spotted on MRIs, Few Turn Out to Be Cancer Many Incidental Findings Spotted on MRIs, Few Turn Out to Be Cancer
Many people who undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for a variety of common health problems may get an unexpected cancer scare that turns out to be a false alarm, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging May Help Predict Dementia Years Before Symptoms Brain Imaging May Help Predict Dementia Years Before Symptoms
Diffusion-weighted magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) can help identify older adults who will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More sensitive MRI diagnostics thanks to innovative 'elastic' contrast media
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Researchers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut f ü r Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) have found a new method for obtaining high-quality images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that requires less contrast medium compared to current methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many incidental findings spotted on MRIs, few turn out to be cancer
(Reuters Health) - Many people who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) for a variety of common health problems may get an unexpected cancer scare that turns out to be a false alarm, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High-contrast imaging for cancer therapy with protons
(Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Medical physicist Dr. Aswin Hoffmann and his team from the Institute of Radiooncology -- OncoRay at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are the first researchers worldwide to combine magnetic resonance imaging with a proton beam, thus demonstrating that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can indeed work with particle beam cancer treatments. This opens up new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy. The researchers published their results in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fast track to the neocortex: A memory engram in the posterior parietal cortex
Models of systems memory consolidation postulate a fast-learning hippocampal store and a slowly developing, stable neocortical store. Accordingly, early neocortical contributions to memory are deemed to reflect a hippocampus-driven online reinstatement of encoding activity. In contrast, we found that learning rapidly engenders an enduring memory engram in the human posterior parietal cortex. We assessed microstructural plasticity via diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging as well as functional brain activity in an object–location learning task. We detected neocortical plasticity as early as 1 hour after learni...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Brodt, S., Gais, S., Beck, J., Erb, M., Scheffler, K., Schönauer, M. Tags: Neuroscience, Psychology reports Source Type: news

Subcortical ischemic change as a predictor of driving cessation in the elderly - Jang M, Hong CH, Kim HC, Choi SH, Seo SW, Kim SY, Na DL, Lee Y, Chang KJ, Roh HW, Son SJ.
OBJECTIVE: Motor, perceptual, and cognitive functions are known to affect driving competence. Subcortical ischemic changes on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reflect reduction in cognitive and motor performance. However, few studies have reporte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Brain responses to language in toddlers with Autism linked to altered gene expression
(University of California - San Diego) An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to speech in toddlers with autism as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’
Sisters Hilde and Ylva Østby, a neuropsychologist and a novelist, have written a book exploring the true nature of memory. What can their findings tell us?Of all the mysteries of the mind, perhaps none is greater than memory. Why do we remember some things and forget others? What is memory ’s relationship to consciousness and our identities? Where and how is memory stored? How reliable are our memories? And why did our memory evolve to be so rich and detailed?In a sense there are two ways of looking at memory: the literary and the scientific. There is the Proustian model in which memory is about meaning, an ex...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Anthony Tags: Memory Neuroscience Science and nature books Philosophy books Source Type: news

Playing high school football changes the teenage brain
(University of California - Berkeley) A single season of high school football may cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed significant changes in the structure of the grey matter in the front and rear of the brain and changes to structures deep inside the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Vantage Orion 1.5T MRI
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system. The Japan-based company said that the clearance of the Vantage Orian “represents a new standard in the premium wide bore 1.5T market,” and touted that the device includes new technology intended to improve productivity, patient comfort and diagnostic clinical confidence. “We are committed to offering our customers the premium diagnostic imaging tools they need to deliver accurate, confident and effective patient care. The Vantage Orian was designed to in...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

Pilot trial of Abiomed ’ s Impella as heart attack treatment meets endpoints, pivotal to follow
A pilot trial exploring the use of Abiomed‘s (NSDQ:ABMD) Impella heart pump as a treatment for reducing the severity of heart attacks has met its primary safety and feasibility endpoints, clearing the way for a pivotal trial, according to primary investigator Dr. Navin Kapur. Results from the pivotal, if successful, could “change the paradigm of heart attack management,” Kapur told MassDevice.com in an interview. Data from the pilot trial were announced today at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago. “We’ve now demonstrated for the first time that [left ventricle] unloading, using the Im...
Source: Mass Device - November 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Abiomed Source Type: news

Social comparison modulates the neural responses to regret and subsequent risk-taking behavior - Liu Z, Zheng L, Li L, Xu J, Cheng X, Guo X, Mulcahy J, Xu M.
The current functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI study investigated how outcomes achieved by others affect subjective regret and subsequent behavior. During the task, participants were asked to open a series of boxes consecutively until they decided ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ultra-high-field brain scanner receives FDA approval for clinical use
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) The state-of-the-art 7T Terra magnetic resonance imaging scanner, housed at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has received FDA approval for clinical use and will allow researchers and clinicians to see the brain in superb detail. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monteris wins FDA nod for NeuroBlate Optic laser probe
Monteris Medical said today it won FDA clearance for the NeuroBlate Optic laser probe designed for its minimally invasive magnetic resonance imaging-guided NeuroBlate robotic laser thermotherapy system, which is intended for use in treating brain tumors and epileptic foci. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company said that the newly cleared laser probe replaces previous generation’s metal thermocouple inside the laser probe with a non-metallic fiber optic temperature sensor to eliminate the risk of unintended probe heating. The shift to non-metallic patient contacting components means that MR-scan restrictions, which w...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Monteris Medical Source Type: news

ASTRO 2018 Roundup: Fujifilm enters US CT market with FCT Embrace
Fujifilm (TSE:4901) said this week it launched the FCT Embrace 85cm wide bore computed tomography imaging unit, touting it as the world’s first such device to hit the market. The system launch marks the company’s first foray into the CT field, FujiFilm said. The release was announced at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting ASTRO in San Antonio, Texas. The FCT Embrace system offers 64 and 128 slice configurations, and is intended for use in both oncology and radiology applications, the Tokyo-based company said. The system offers enhanced CT simulation and radiotherapy treatment pl...
Source: Mass Device - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Oncology fujifilm Qfix Positioning royalphilips Varian Medical Systems ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have devised a new technique to detect either electrical activity or optical signals in the brain, using a minimally invasive technique based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study gives new insight into how our brain perceives places
(Emory Health Sciences) Experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) showed that the brain's parahippocampal place area responded more strongly to a scene recognition task while the occipital place area responded more to a navigation task. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hyperfine interaction of individual atoms on a surface
Taking advantage of nuclear spins for electronic structure analysis, magnetic resonance imaging, and quantum devices hinges on knowledge and control of the surrounding atomic-scale environment. We measured and manipulated the hyperfine interaction of individual iron and titanium atoms placed on a magnesium oxide surface by using spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy in combination with single-atom electron spin resonance. Using atom manipulation to move single atoms, we found that the hyperfine interaction strongly depended on the binding configuration of the atom. We could extract atom- and position-dependent infor...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Willke, P., Bae, Y., Yang, K., Lado, J. L., Ferron, A., Choi, T., Ardavan, A., Fernandez-Rossier, J., Heinrich, A. J., Lutz, C. P. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Common carotid artery (CCA) wall thickness measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more consistently associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes than intima-media thickness measured by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A shared effect of paroxetine treatment on gray matter volume in depressive patients with and without childhood maltreatment: a voxel-based morphometry study - Lu XW, Guo H, Sun JR, Dong QL, Zhao FT, Liao XH, Zhang L, Zhang Y, Li WH, Li ZX, Liu TB, He Y, Xia MR, Li LJ.
This study assessed whether antidepressant drug treatment has a common effect on gray matter (GM) volume in MDD patients with and without childhood maltreatment (CM). METHODS: T1-weighted structural magnetic resonance imaging data were collec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Premature brains develop differently in boys and girls
(Springer) Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. This is according to a study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. Lead authors Amanda Benavides and Peg Nopoulos of the University of Iowa in the US used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as part of an ongoing study on premature babies to examine how the brains of baby boys and girls changed and developed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

For women with genetic risk, twice-a-year MRI beats mammograms
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Getting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans twice a year instead of one annual mammogram is far more effective at detecting early breast cancers in young women with a high-risk genetic profile than mammograms alone, according to a research team based at the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brains of people with schizophrenia are less reactive to social rewards like smiling faces, study shows
FINDINGSIn imaging studies, UCLA researchers found that the brains of people with schizophrenia are less sensitive to social rewards, such as the positive feelings that can come from social interactions with people, than they are to so-called nonsocial rewards, such as money or objects.BACKGROUNDPeople generally find social stimulation rewarding, which in turn motivates them to seek more social interactions. Conversely, in people with schizophrenia, abnormalities in how the brain processes social rewards likely contribute  to human interaction problems. One of the hallmarks of schizophrenia is the impairment of social...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Letter to the editor: What has been learned from magnetic resonance imaging examination of the injured human spinal cord: a Canadian perspective - Farhadi HF, Minnema AJ, Talbott JF, Aarabi B.
Letter to the editor. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Advanced Bionics wins FDA nod for MRI-safe HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant
Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON) subsidiary Advanced Bionics said yesterday that it won FDA approval for its HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant. The newly approved implant is cleared for use during magnetic resonance imaging examinations as it features a new magnet design which provides alignment with an external magnetic field in any direction. The magnet allows users to move freely around an MRI machine’s magnetic field without pain or discomfort, or the need for removal or head bandaging, Advanced Bionics said. “After many years of research and development, the new magnet technology in our cochlear implants wi...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Advanced Bionics LLC Sonova Holding AG Source Type: news

Emergency radiology after a massive earthquake: clinical perspective - Iyama A, Utsunomiya D, Uetani H, Kidoh M, Sugahara T, Yoshimatsu S, Yamashita Y.
Earthquakes are unpredictable and inevitable disasters, causing various earthquake-related disorders. Medical imaging, including digital radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, plays a key role in the evaluation of earthquake-rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

MRI visualization of optic nerve avulsion due to ocular perforation from BB gun projectile - Barnard L, Ajlan R.
To report a case of optic nerve avulsion after a perforating injury by an air-soft/BB gun that was successfully captured with magnetic resonance imaging. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Center for BrainHealth ® enhances capabilities with two new 3T MRI machines
(Center for BrainHealth) The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas this week installed two 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. Housed on the ground floor of the Brain Performance Institute ™ , these are the first set of scanners for UT-Dallas and are some of the few MRI machines in North Texas that will be used exclusively for research related to the human brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Facebook, NYU partner on AI-powered MRI project
Facebook’s artificial intelligence lab is partnering with New York University’s medical school to try and try to improve magnetic resonance imaging systems, according to a CNN report. NYU’s medical school will provide the social media giant an anonymous dataset of 10,000 MRI exams to train a deep-learning algorithm to recognize anatomical arrangements in hopes that the AI will be able to be integrated into future MRI machines. The algorithm could then, hypothetically, create a portion of the image to save time, as MRI scans can often take as long as an hour to perform, according to the report. “You ...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Research & Development Facebook Source Type: news

Using AI, Facebook teams with NYU in effort to speed up MRI scans
Facebook Inc. said it's teaming with New York University in an effort to use artificial intelligence to speed up magnetic resonance imaging scans. Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) said its Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) team will work the NYU's School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology on a project that could make MRI scans up to 10 times faster. If successful, Facebook said "it will make MRI technology available to more people. " Right now, some MRI scans take up to an hour, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

How brains of doers differ from those of procrastinators
(Ruhr-University Bochum) Researchers at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum have analysed why certain people tend to put tasks off rather than tackling them directly. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), they identified two brain areas whose volume and functional connectivity are linked to an individual's ability to control their actions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NYU, Facebook believe AI can make MRIs 10 times faster
The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research group (FAIR) has teamed up with the NYU School of Medicine on a new project that could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans 10 times faster. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI robot can draw what you're thinking by reading your brain impulses
(Natural News) A team of scientists at the Research Center for Brain-Inspired Intelligence in Beijing, China recently developed a technique to decode perceived images by analyzing data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans. To carry out the research, the scientists monitored the activity in the visual cortex. One challenge was to efficiently process fMRI data. The task involved mapping the activity... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI may facilitate the diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment outcomes of depression
(Bentham Science Publishers) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could identify morphological and functional brain changes of major depressive disorder (MDD). These alterations may potentially serve as MRI biomarkers that are clinically useful for the early diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment outcomes of MDD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of shoulder labral injury in collegiate football players at the National Football League Scouting Combine - Mannava S, Frangiamore SJ, Murphy CP, Sanchez A, Sanchez G, Dornan GJ, Bradley JP, LaPrade RF, Millett PJ, Provencher MT.
BACKGROUND: Labral tears confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are a relatively common injury among collegiate athletes and can influence a player's ability to compete at the professional level. PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of MRI-c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unilateral anoxic brain injury secondary to strangulation identified on conventional and arterial spin-labeled perfusion imaging - Prosser DD, Grigsby T, Pollock JM.
Anoxic brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging classically demonstrates symmetric diffusion restriction involving the highly metabolic structures including the basal ganglia and cortex and global hyperperfusion on arterial spin labeling perfusion. The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Report: Brazilian prosecutors accuse GE, J & J, Philips of running medtech ‘ cartel ’
Federal prosecutors in Brazil claim that General Electric‘s (NYSE:GE) Latin Americas chief exec Daurio Speranzini Jr. was involved in a medical equipment price-fixing scheme as part of an international health-care cartel, according to a new report from Reuters. The cartel, which includes Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and other medtech firms, reportedly engaged in bribing government officials for help in inflating prices for devices including prosthetics and magnetic resonance imaging machines. Speranzini was arrested alongside 19 others last week, Reuters reports. Court document...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News General Electric johnsonandjohnson royalphilips Source Type: news

Machine learning helps to predict the treatment outcomes of schizophrenia
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) University of Alberta researchers have used artificial intelligence to help identify patients suffering from schizophrenia and to ascertain if they would respond to treatment.Bo Cao, a psychiatry researcher in the U of A's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, led a research team that used a machine learning algorithm to examine functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of both newly diagnosed schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news