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

Comparing a PET scan of an NFL player’s brain, left, and an MRI of a former high school football player’s brain shows similar suspected CTE pathology in the midbrain. Image courtesy of UCLA Health

News | Neuro Imaging | December 12, 2016

UCLA doctors have found what may be an earlier and easier way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE,...

astronauts, MRI study, visual impairment, RSNA 2016

Image courtesy of NASA

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 02, 2016

December 2, 2016 — A visual problem affecting astronauts who serve on lengthy missions in space is related to volume...

Boston Children's Hospital, GE Healthcare, pediatric brain disorders, decision support platform
News | Pediatric Imaging | November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 — Boston Children's Hospital and GE Healthcare announced a collaboration to develop and...

Zika virus effects, radiology studies, CT, ultrasound, MRI, RSNA 2016
News | Neuro Imaging | November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016 — Three new studies ...

neurological disorders, MRI
News | Neuro Imaging | November 22, 2016

Philips announced the introduction of a suite of magnetic resonance (MR)-based software applications dedicated to...

musical training, brain connections, children, diffustion tensor imaging, DTI, MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, RSNA 2016 study
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 — Taking music lessons increases...

Brain MRI
News | Clinical Trials | November 21, 2016

Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on...

MRI, brain scans, shrinkage, dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer's disease, Neurology journal study
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — Lack of shrinkage in the area of the brain responsible for memory may be a sign people with...

Alzheimer's disease, early diagnosis, PET scans, imaging compound, Fluselenamyl

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a chemical compound that detects the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta better than current FDA-approved agents. The compound potentially may be used in brain scans to identify people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In the image, the compound has passed from the bloodstream of a living mouse into its brain, where it is detected by a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. Arrows indicate clumps of amyloid beta. Credit Ping Yan and Jin-Moo Lee.

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — By the time unambiguous signs of memory loss and cognitive decline appear in people with...

Tourette's, MRI brain scans, children, Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified areas in the brains of children with Tourette's syndrome that appear markedly different from the same areas in brains of children who don't have the disorder. Above, in a scan of a child with Tourette's, yellow indicates an area with less white matter than in the same brain region in kids who don't have the disorder. The scans also revealed areas in the brains of kids with Tourette's that have more gray matter than in children without the condition. Credit: Washington University School of Medicine

News | Neuro Imaging | November 01, 2016

November 1, 2016 — Using ...

children, PTSD, brain disruption, MRI, Chinese study, Radiology journal
News | Neuro Imaging | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — Children with...

youth football players, brain changes, no concussion, MRI study, Wake Forest, Christopher Whitlow, Radiology journal

MR images of left inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus (top) before and (middle) after the playing season, and (bottom) the overlay. In the overlay (bottom), the red region is after the season and the blue region is before the season. Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America.

News | Neuro Imaging | October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 — Researchers have found measurable brain changes in children after a single season of playing...

Case Western Reserve University study, machine learning, MRI, brain cancer diagnoses, radiomics

MRI scans of patients with radiation necrosis (above) and cancer recurrence (below) are shown in the left column. Close-ups in the center column show the regions are indistinguishable on routine scans. Radiomic descriptors unearth subtle differences showing radiation necrosis, in the upper right panel, has less heterogeneity, shown in blue, compared to cancer recurrence, in the lower right, which has a much higher degree of heterogeneity, shown in red. Credit: Pallavi Tiwari

News | Analytics Software | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — Computer programs have defeated humans in Jeopardy!, chess and Go. Now a program developed at...

icometrix, icobrain, MRI brain scans, longitudinal measurements, RSNA 2016, FDA clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 — The health tech company Icometrix obtained 510(k) clearance in September from the U.S. Food and...

UCLA, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE detection, MRI

Comparing a PET scan of an NFL player’s brain, left, and an MRI of a former high school football player’s brain shows similar suspected CTE pathology in the midbrain. Image courtesy of UCLA Health.

News | Neuro Imaging | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 — University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) doctors have found what may be an earlier and...

Alzheimer's, ADNI3 study, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, NIH grant, MRI, PET, biomarkers
Feature | Neuro Imaging | September 09, 2016

September 9, 2016 — The Alzheimer’s Disease...

iDISCO, Alzheimer’s, pathology imaging

Example of the iDISCO technique to image brain samples containing Alzheimer’s disease, which could have major impact on treatment. For more inages and videos view the article online at www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(16)30814-2

News | Neuro Imaging | August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 — Rockefeller University researchers have used a recently-developed imaging technique that makes...

brain activity, obese women, food cues, UT Southwestern study
News | Neuro Imaging | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after...

Zika virus, imaging zika, CT scans of Zika, MRI scans of zika, radiology of Zika, medical imaging of zika

A prenatal computed tomography (CT) 3-D reconstruction of fetus with Zika virus. To access all Zika radiology images related to the RSNA article go to http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2016161584

Feature | Neuro Imaging | August 26, 2016

August 26 – The Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) journal Radiology has published a special report,...