Neuro Imaging

Neuro imaging produces images of the structure or activity of the nervous system, usually the brain. It uses techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT).

MRI Systems Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

Top row: 7-T three-dimensional multiecho susceptibility-weighted in vivo images of SN in healthy 64-year-old man, located between the crus cerebri (a) and the red nucleus. Axial sections perpendicular to the floor of fourth ventricle are obtained at level of the inferior third of the red nucleus (level I), at the level of decussation of superior cerebellar peduncles (e) (level II), and at the level of the inferior colliculi (level III). At level I, SN appears as homogeneous hypointense structure in the medial part of the cerebral peduncle, and is laterally constituted by a hyperintense oval area between two hypointense layers (c1). At level II, a trilaminar organization of the SN with a central hyperintense layer (b) between two hypointense tiers (c and d) is detectable. At level III, the dorsal hypointense lamina could be detected as a small residual lateral hypointense area, while the hyperintense layer fades into the isointense cerebral peduncle. Bottom row: 7-T three-dimensional multiecho susceptibility-weighted in vivo images of the SN in PD patients. The loss of normal anatomy of the SN in a 61-year-old man with PD is characterized by the disappearance of the oval-shape bright spot in the lateral part of the SN at level I and by the loss of the hyperintense intermediate layer of the SN at level II. HC = healthy subject. Image from the Radiological Society of North America.

Feature | March 06, 2014

March 6, 2014 — Research shows that ultra-high-field...

Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trial/Study PET Systems MRI
News | February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 — People who are dementia-free but have two parents with Alzheimer's disease may show signs of the...

Invivo CorTechs Labs NeuroQuant MRI System Advanced Visualization
News | February 04, 2014
February 4, 2014 — CorTechs Labs Inc. renewed and expanded its partnership and distribution agreement with Invivo Corp...
News | February 03, 2014
February 3, 2014 — The Center for Tomography Research Laboratory (CTECH Labs) introduced its latest technology in brain...
Michael J. Fox Foundation Leads Charge to Develop Alpha-Synuclein PET Tracer to Image Parkinson's Disease Biomarker
News | December 20, 2013

The pursuit of an imaging tool to visualize the protein alpha-synuclein, the hallmark pathology of Parkinson's...

Vizamyl, flutemetamol, FDA, GE

Vizamyl (flutemetamol F-18) uptake shown in brains of patients who are normal and full of amyloid plaque.

Technology | October 25, 2013
October 25, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Vizamyl (flutemetamol F 18 injection), a...
nuclear imaging PET systems radiopharmaceuticals alzheimer's association
News | October 03, 2013

October 3, 2013 — The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (...

Siemens, Siemens logo, Siemens Healthcare
News | October 01, 2013

October 1, 2013 — Based on its recent analysis of the molecular imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes...

News | September 03, 2013

September 3, 2013 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic...

News | August 08, 2013

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed decision memorandum regarding the use of...

SNMMI Alzheimer's Association Medicare Decision CMS Beta Amyloid PET Coverage
Feature | July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and...

News | June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013 — The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain...

Videos | Neuro Imaging | June 24, 2013

Peter Herscovitch, M.D., SNMMI president-elect, explains the advances in molecular imaging for Alzheimer's disease...

PET/CT scanners allow for precise anatomic localization of molecular data and simultaneous anatomic evaluation in a single exam. Depicted here is lung cancer. (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare)

Feature | March 19, 2013 | By Jeff W.M. Bulte, Ph.D., Ryan D. Niederkohr, M.D. and Eva M. Sevick, Ph.D.

Defining disease processes by their cellular and molecular signatures has enabled molecular diagnosis and the...

Blog | January 30, 2013

In what one day may be recognized as a melding of epidemiology and medical imaging, researchers are associating...

News | January 17, 2013

Jan. 15, 2013 -- Eli Lilly and Company and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly,...

News | January 03, 2013

January 3, 2013 — A combination of diagnostic tests, including imaging and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, can...

Feature | December 27, 2012

December 27, 2012 — A new way to use MRI scans may help determine whether dementia is Alzheimer’s disease or another...

News | August 07, 2012

August 7, 2012 — RadNet Inc. announced it will offer Amyvid, a...