No evidence of a difference in SWI lesion burden or functional network connectivity between children with typical and delayed recovery two weeks post-concussion - Shapiro JS, Takagi M, Silk TJ, Anderson N, Clarke C, Davis G, Hearps SJC, Ignjatovic V, Rausa VC, Seal M, Babl F, Anderson V.
Susceptibility weighted imaging and resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging have been highlighted as two novel neuroimaging modalities that have been underutilised when attempting to predict whether a child with concussion will recover normally... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance imaging findings are associated with long-term global neurological function or death following traumatic brain injury in critically ill children - McInnis C, Solana Garcia MJ, Widjaja E, Frndova H, Van Huyse J, Guerguerian AM, Oyefiade A, Laughlin S, Raybaud C, Miller E, Tay K, Bigler EDPD, Dennis M, Fraser D, Campbell C, Choong K, Danani S, Lacroix J, Farrell C, Beauchamp MH, Schachar R, Hutchison JS, Wheeler A.
The identification of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are at risk of death or poor global neurological functional outcome remains a challenge. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect several brain pathologies that are a result of TBI, ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Incidental Findings on Brain MRI Common in Children
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- More than 20 percent of children have incidental findings (IFs) on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conducted at age 9 to 10 years, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Neurology. Yi Li, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Babies pay attention with down payment from immature brain region
(Yale University) Using an approach pioneered at Yale that uses fMRI (or functional magnetic resonance imaging) to scan the brains of awake babies, a team of university psychologists show that when focusing their attention infants under a year of age recruit areas of their frontal cortex, a section of the brain involved in more advanced functions that was previously thought to be immature in babies. The findings were published March 16 in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Characteristics of COVID-19-Related Encephalopathy Detailed
TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 -- Clinical, biological, electroencephalographic (EEG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) patterns could identify COVID-19-related encephalopathy (CORE) among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient wait times reduced thanks to new study by Dartmouth engineers
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) The first known study to explore optimal outpatient exam scheduling given the flexibility of inpatient exams has resulted in shorter wait times for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) patients at Lahey Hospital& Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emerging utility of applied magnetic resonance imaging in the management of traumatic brain injury - Nadel J, McNally JS, DiGiorgio A, Grandhi R.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a widespread and expensive problem globally. The standard diagnostic workup for new TBI includes obtaining a noncontrast computed tomography image of the head, which provides quick information on operative pathologies. Howev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

John Mallard obituary
Medical physicist who pioneered body scanning as a way to diagnose diseaseFrom the earliest X-rays to the latest body scanners, the ability to visualise the inside of the living body has revolutionised medical diagnosis. With a profound understanding of physics, great technical ingenuity and a mission to put these skills to use in the service of medicine, John Mallard, who has died aged 94, was one of the first to establish routine scanning services that revealed tumours in organs such as the brain and the liver. His team at theUniversity of Aberdeen built the first whole-body MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scannerand pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Georgina Ferry Tags: Medical research Science Source Type: news

Hyperpolarized proton MRI used to observe metabolic processes in real time
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is already widely used in medicine for diagnostic purposes. Hyperpolarized MRI is a more recent development and its research and application potential has yet to be fully explored. Researchers have now unveiled a new technique for observing metabolic processes in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with mild to moderate depression: treatment effects and neural mechanisms - Meng Y, Li H, Wang J, Xu Y, Wang B.
In this study, we combined clinical assessment and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate the brain mechanisms in mild to moderate depression (MMD) patients following cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Data were collected from 30 MMD p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

When peaking at your brain may help with mental illness
(University of Rochester) In recent years, researchers have begun using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) not just to better understand the neural bases of psychiatric illness, but also for experimental treatment of depression, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorder, and schizophrenia with real-time fMRI neurofeedback. But how well does it work? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening recalls: simple MRI measurement could avoid 30% of biopsies
(Medical University of Vienna) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an accurate technique for detecting and classifying tumours in breast tissue. However, it sometimes causes " false alarms " , thus requiring further investigation (biopsy) and in some cases even resulting in so-called overtreatment, that is to say unnecessary surgery. For the first time, a research team from MedUni Vienna has now confirmed a threshold value for a non-invasive imaging biomarker. This can be incorporated into short standard MRI scans and could reduce the biopsy rate following MRI scans by 30%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Who Gets Pott ’ s Puffy Tumor?
Discussion Pott’s puffy tumor (PPT) was first described by Sir Percivall Pott in 1775 and who also described other orthopaedic and oncological diseases subsequently named for him. “It is a subperiosteal abscess of the anterior wall of the frontal sinus associated with underlying frontal osteomyelitis.” The tender edema and swelling of the forehead is the sign of PPT. Associated fever, headache, and rhinorrhea along with similar problems such as postnasal drip or nasal congestion are common. Associated ophthalmological problems include peri-orbital or eyelid edema and/or preseptal cellulitis. Ptosis and di...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Politics and the brain: Attention perks up when politicians break with party lines
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Building upon previous work studying the brain and politics, Ingrid Haas, associate professor of political science affiliated with Nebraska's Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, examined the insula and anterior cingular cortex in 58 individuals using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and learned that the human brain processes politically incongruent statements differently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neural signature of error processing in major depression - Malejko K, Hafner S, Plener PL, Bonenberger M, Groen G, Abler B, Graf H.
The clinical presentation of major depression (MD) is heterogenous and comprises various affective and cognitive symptoms including an increased sensitivity to errors. Various electrophysiological but only few functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Damage to the heart found in more than half of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital
(European Society of Cardiology) Around 50% of patients who have been hospitalised with severe COVID-19 and who show raised levels of a protein called troponin have damage to their hearts. The injury was detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at least a month after discharge, according to new findings published in the European Heart Journal. It is is the largest study to date to investigate convalescing COVID-19 patients who had raised troponin levels indicating a possible problem with the heart. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eye Abnormalities Identified in Severe COVID-19 Patients
TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 -- Seven percent of patients with severe COVID-19 present with abnormal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the globe of the eye, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in Radiology. Augustin Lecler, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How comparable different stress tests are
(Ruhr-University Bochum) Scientists use many different tests to investigate what happens in the brain in people experiencing stress. It is unclear to what extent the various methods with which subjects are placed under stress are comparable to each other. In a meta-analysis, researchers compared 31 previous studies that had investigated stress using functional magnetic resonance imaging. The team worked out which regions of the brain are activated as standard during stress and which stress tests trigger similar activation patterns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FUS Ablation Feasible for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2021 -- Targeted focal therapy with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound ablation is feasible for the treatment of intermediate-risk prostate cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AD diagnostics could become more accessible
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) A team of researchers from the Laboratory of Biophysics at NUST MISIS, Lomonosov Moscow State University and D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia has summarized metal-containing diagnostic agents for positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of Alzheimer's disease (AD). According to the researchers, their use could improve access to diagnostic imaging of AD among the risk groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shaken baby syndrome: magnetic resonance imaging features in abusive head trauma - Cartocci G, Fineschi V, Padovano M, Scopetti M, Rossi-Espagnet MC, Giann ì C.
In the context of child abuse spectrum, abusive head trauma (AHT) represents the leading cause of fatal head injuries in children less than 2 years of age. Immature brain is characterized by high water content, partially myelinated neurons, and prominent s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Clinical trial: Using MRI for prostate cancer diagnosis equals or beats current standard
(Ontario Institute for Cancer Research) The results of a Phase III randomized clinical trial have shown that when it comes to detecting clinically significant prostate cancer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with targeted biopsies (MRI-TBx) matches the current standard and brings a multitude of advantages. The PRostate Evaluation for Clinically Important Disease: MRI vs Standard Evaluation Procedures (PRECISE) study will help to make prostate cancer diagnosis more accurate and less invasive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Whole body imaging detects myeloma in more patients, treatment initiated earlier
(King's College London) Researchers from King's College London have shown that whole body magnetic resonance imaging (WBMRI) not only detects more myeloma-defining disease than positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) but that it also allows critical treatment to be initiated earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Individualized prediction of PTSD symptom severity in trauma survivors from whole-brain resting-state functional connectivity - Suo X, Lei D, Li W, Yang J, Li L, Sweeney JA, Gong Q.
Previous studies have demonstrated relations between spontaneous neural activity evaluated by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and symptom severity in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, few studies have used brain-based me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

MRI frequently underestimates tumor size in prostate cancer
FINDINGSA study led by researchers at theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, frequently underestimates the size of prostate tumors, potentially leading to undertreatment.The study authors found that such underestimation occurs most often when the MRI-measured tumor size is small and the PI-RADS score, which is used to classify lesions in prostate MRI analysis, is low.For prostate tumor treatments to be successful, both the MRI size measurement and PI-RADS score must be accurate because they allow physicians to determine precisely where tumors end and where the normal,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The long-term impact of whiplash injuries on patient symptoms and the associated degenerative changes detected using MRI a prospective 20-year follow-up study comparing patients with whiplash-associated disorders with asymptomatic subjects - Watanabe K, Daimon K, Fujiwara H, Nishiwaki Y, Okada E, Nojiri K, Watanabe M, Katoh H, Shimizu K, Ishihama H, Fujita N, Ichihara D, Tsuji T, Nakamura M, Matsumoto M.
STUDY DESIGN: A longitudinal, 20-year comparative study of patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). OBJECTIVE: To clarify the long-term impact of WAD on patient symptoms and on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the cervical s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical and imaging prognosis in patients with delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide poisoning - Liu J, Si Z, Liu J, Lin Y, Yuan J, Xu S, He Y, Zhang T, Wang A.
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical manifestations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, and prognosis of delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning (DEACMP). METHODS: The medical records of 20 patients with DEACMP were retrospecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain imaging predicts PTSD after brain injury
(Elsevier) Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely understood and unpredictable. Treatments and outcomes could potentially be improved if doctors could better predict who would develop PTSD. Now, researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found potential brain biomarkers of PTSD in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Music-induced emotions can be predicted from brain scans
(University of Turku) Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis for emotional responses to music. Altogether 102 research subjects listened to music that evokes emotions while their brain function was scanned with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The study was carried out in the national PET Centre. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Masks Containing Metal Could Cause Burns During MRI, FDA Warns
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 -- Patients who wear face masks with metal parts or coatings during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could suffer facial burns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Monday. The metal parts such as bendable nose clips or... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Laser Therapy Promising for Drug-Resistant Child Epilepsy
MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- More than half of children treated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) achieve seizure freedom at one-year follow-up, according to a study presented at the annual meeting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The environment contributes more than genetics to smaller hippocampal volume in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Bremner JD, Hoffman M, Afzal N, Cheema FA, Novik O, Ashraf A, Brummer M, Nazeer A, Goldberg J, Vaccarino V.
BACKGROUND: Studies using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) volumetrics showed smaller hippocampal volume in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These studies were cross-sectional and did not address whether smaller volume is sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Experts detail evidence base for cognitive rehabilitation for neurological conditions
(Kessler Foundation) Dr. DeLuca: 'Using specialized techniques such as structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and electroencephalography, we are documenting how cognitive interventions effect changes in neural activation and connectivity that correlate with improvements in language, memory, attention, and motor function. Through neuroimaging analysis, we are learning more about the neuroplasticity of the brain in MS and schizophrenia, which will challenge researchers to apply these approaches to populations where more investigation is needed, such as children with brain injuries a...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acute AEs With Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Low in Cardiac MRI
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 -- Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) appear to be safe for most patients undergoing cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a study published online Oct. 29 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Given... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New imaging technique doubles visibility of brain tumors in scans
(Northwestern University) A new three-dimensional imaging technique has been developed that greatly improves the visibility of brain tumors in magnetic resonance imaging scans. The technique will potentially enable earlier diagnosis of tumors when they are smaller and more treatable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MRI Safe for Those With Non-MRI-Conditional Cardiac Devices
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be safely performed in patients with non-MRI-conditional cardiac devices, including pacemakers and abandoned leads, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in Radiology:... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acute post-concussive assessments of brain tissue magnetism using magnetic resonance imaging - Koch KM, Nencka AS, Swearingen B, Bauer AH, Meier T, McCrea M.
Recent studies have demonstrated the promising capabilities of MRI-based quantitative susceptibility maps (QSM) in producing biomarkers of brain injury. The present study aims to further explore acute QSM changes in athletes after sports concussion and inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dual brain imaging provides insight into neural basis of patient-clinician relationship
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have reported on an experiment using a novel magnetic resonance imaging-based approach to track the effects of different behaviors on the brain while patients and clinicians interact with one another. Their research, published inScience Advances, suggests that mirroring in both facial expressions and brain activity can affect the patient-clinician bond and treatment. In this case, the patients were receiving treatment for pain from an acupuncturist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Start-up awarded grant to develop contrast agent for early detection of liver disease
(Georgia State University) Inlighta Biosciences, LLC, a start-up company led by Jenny Yang, Regents' Professor of Chemistry at Georgia State University, has been awarded a National Institute of Health grant to accelerate development of a magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent to detect liver fibrosis, formation of scar tissue in the liver caused by alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The benefits of a prostate cancer screening tool
(Wiley) Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate (mpMRIp) is a promising tool for diagnosing prostate cancer, and prior to its availability, detection relied on clinical exams and prostate specific antigen screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bedside MRI Receives Clearance
A new portable Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system recently received clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Licholai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

This Portable Bedside MRI Device Has Received FDA Clearance
A new portable Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system recently received clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Licholai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Study: MRI with machine learning reveals brain changes from PTSD
A new machine learning approach added to conventional magnetic resonance imaging can identify the regions of the brain causing dissociative symptoms in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How researchers look at the bird brain in action
(Ruhr-University Bochum) How do birds make decisions and which brain regions are particularly active when they solve tasks? Researchers from Bochum are investigating these questions. So far, only anesthetized birds and therefore passive experiments could be examined using the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Thus, the examination of brain processes during active tasks was not possible. Now the researchers have constructed an experimental set-up which allows them to carry out fMRI examinations on awake pigeons and thus also investigate cognitive processes for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noninvasive 7  tesla MRI of fatal craniocerebral gunshots - a glance into the future of radiologic wound ballistics - Gascho D, Deininger-Czermak E, Zoelch N, Tappero C, Sommer S, Hinterholzer N, Thali MJ.
Compared to computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides superior visualization of the soft tissue. Recently, the first 7  Tesla (7 T) MRI scanner was approved for clinical use, which will facilitate access to these ultra-high-field... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PET/MRI improves lesion detection, reduces radiation exposure
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A single-center observational study of more than 1,000 oncological examinations has demonstrated that positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) facilitates cancer staging as well as PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) and improves lesion detectability in select cancers, potentially helping to promote fast, efficient local and whole-body staging in one step. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

White matter correlates of suicidality in adults with bipolar disorder who have been prospectively characterized since childhood - Lima Santos JP, Brent D, Bertocci M, Mailliard S, Bebko G, Goldstein T, Kim T, Iyengar S, Hafeman D, Fenster-Ehrlich VC, Skeba A, Bonar L, Abdul-Waalee H, Gill MK, Merranko J, Birmaher B, Phillips ML, Versace A.
BACKGROUND: Prevention of suicide in individuals with early-onset bipolar disorder (BD) remains a challenge. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging studies in BD have identified neural correlates of emotional dysregulation implicated in BD and suicide. Using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news