Tag: "imaging" at medical news
New imaging method in development to show Alzheimer's progression
... of thetype that characterizes the AD brain. The imaging
is then done withsingle-photon computed tomography...s that are commonly associated witheffective brain imaging
agents. "Our compounds are also shown to effectivelylabel amyloid plaques in tissue slices from pos...
Amputation rates are rising in elderly despite advances in treatment
...t of endovascular stents,thrombolytic therapy, new imaging
technology and improved antibiotics, thedownward trend flattened out and amputation rates began rising again. "In 1988 to 1989, large increases in lower-extremity angioplastyprocedures were accompanied by a temporary spike in the rate of bypa...
New imaging method detects abnormalities in the brain's tiny blood vessels
.... Louis, Aug. 9, 1999 -- Putting a new twist on an imaging
technique,researchers now are able to identify tin...in the brainthat usually are missed by traditional imaging
tests. The results may lead tomore appropriate treatment of children and adults affected by these ra...
UI researchers learn more about how exercise affects the colon
...s some material inside it?" Rao said. "Using x-ray imaging
to studythe colon is not possible because the colon works slowly and would require anunsafe level of radiation to track all the changes. "New technology developed over the last 10 years allows us to visualize theentire colon from the inside, even in...
MRI for carpets & fabrics: Researchers apply medical diagnostic tool to wide range of industrial processes
Magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) has significantly enhanced diagnostic medici... at 3:25 p.m. August 25, 1999. Magnetic resonance imaging
uses powerful magnetic fields toalign the magnetic moments of the nuclei in molecules. Followingan e...
Scientists provide first detailed maps of wiring circuitry in the living human brain
...ears developing thevariation of magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) and analyzing data to providedetailed maps of brain wiring in living humans. The MRI fiber tracking method monitors the random movements of waterinside and around nerve cells. The cells have long fiber extensions thattransmit electrical...
Differences in human brain chemistry may account for different responses to
... University of New York at StonyBrook used a brain imaging
technique called positron emission tomography to measure dopamine D2receptor, or D2, levels in the brains of 23 men who were not drug abusers. Themen were given methylphenidate and asked to describe its effects. Twelve of the men described methylphen...
9th European Congress on Lung Disease
...t is becomingpossible, using sophisticated medical imaging
(computerized tomography)techniques, to diagnose the illness at a sufficiently early stage to applytherapy. Occupational asthma is an issue which is raising an increasing number ofquestions, to which three more Madrid symposia will be trying to provi...
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center adds new dimension in radiation treatment
...e and anunusual lack of energy. Magnetic resonance imaging
confirmed that the tumor hadgrown back and a second tumor had developed near his optic nerve. Evans and his wife, Noreen, came to Cedars-Sinai because Dr. Black now directsthe hospital's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and because the mML...
New MicroPET scanner would be second in country
... The MicroPET will be a key element of the imaging
center for studies ofbehavioral disorders associated with chronic disease in animal models....
UI study suggests variable effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on brain
...f Comparative Neurology. Using magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) and post-mortem analyses, the team foundthat offspring of macaque mothers fed 170 - 270 milligrams (mg) of alcohol perdeciliter of blood (sufficient to bring blood alcohol concentrations to .17 to.27 mg percent) for several weeks or months had ...
'Silent stroke' linked to depression
...Pa. Thepatients agreed to have magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) performed as part ofthe study. An MRI is a non-invasive imaging
technique that allows physicians toview the brain. Each subject also answered a questionnaire to me...
Indiana University Cancer Center receives National Cancer Institute designation
...s, nutritionists,radiation therapists, medical and imaging
technologists, clinicalpharmacologists, physical therapists and others involved in advancing therapiesand care for cancer patients and their families. In addition to providing seed money for new research, the NCI grant will supportcenter leadership, ...
Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area to perform an ordinary language task as normal children
...e techniquecalled proton echo-planar spectroscopic imaging
(PEPSI) to explore the metabolicbrain activity of six dyslexic and seven non-dyslexic boys during oral languagetasks. The researchers used PEPSI to measure levels of brain lactateactivation. Lactate is a by-product of energy metabolism produced by n...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
...d.edu ) will report on newultrasound-based breast imaging
techniques that can provide better detection ofmicrocalcifications--calcium-based particles that often indicate the presence ofcancer--without the use of x-rays or compression (2aBB2). Joie P. Jones ofUC-Irvine ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) will discuss an ...
New 'real time' MRI stress test pictures heart in motion
...w stress test, called fast cine magnetic resonance imaging
or MRI, offersphysicians an alternative for diagno...mage the heart, it wasnecessary to synchronize the imaging
with the heart's cycle so that images wererequired over numerous heartbeats in a 5-10 minute interva...
MRI breakthroughs could lead to new tests for heart disease
...he world to report success using magneticresonance imaging
(MRI) to view the heart during vigorous beating an...I scanner andcreating new software that allows for imaging
that is very close to "real-time."Doctors can see heart movement within seconds after it happens. Pr...
Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations
...olecular studies, human laboratory research, brain imaging
techniques, andclinical trials. In this respect, ... tobacco smokingand smoking cessation, using brain imaging
techniques to better understand thisphenomenon. Naltrexone Augmentation of Transdermal Nicotine ...
New tests for blood clots, lung cancer use NIDCR patented technology
...unmetmedical needs. The company hopes that the new imaging
tests will immediatelyhelp two groups of patients-...mistry that facilitated the development of the new imaging
tests is thebrainchild of Dr. Robey, Ray Fields, his assistant at the time, and formerVisiting Assoc...
Nanomolecular 'smart bombs' seek and destroy cancer cells
...hope to developnew sensing technologies capable of imaging
biochemical changes within cells. Researchers in the U-M College of Engineering will concentrate on finding ways to use ultrafastlaser or sound wave energy pulses to release anti-cancer drugs stored insidedendrimers. Others from the U-M Medical Schoo...
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