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).

concussion outcomes, MRI, DTI, diffusion tensor imaging, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore

This image of a concussion patient's brain shows low FA areas (red) probably signifying injured white matter, plus high FA areas (blue) perhaps indicating more efficient white-matter connections compensating for concussion damage. A large amount of high FA predicts recovery from concussion. Image courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Albert Einstein College of Med.

News | Neuro Imaging | June 09, 2016

June 9, 2016 — Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and...

NIH, Human Connectome Project, HCP, brain MRI, predict behavior

This High Angular Resolution Diffusion Image (HARDI) of the human brain shows long distance connections, or tracts, grouped on the basis of their anatomical neighborhood. Wiring associated with particular brain structures share the same color. In diffusion imaging, the scanner detects movement of water inside neural fibers to reveal their locations.Anastasia Yendiki, Ph.D., Viviana Siless, Ph.D., MGH/Harvard, Boston Adolescent Neuroimaging of Depression and Anxiety (BANDA)

News | Neuro Imaging | June 08, 2016
MRI, schizophrenia, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Ontario Canada, Lena Palaniyappan

Dynamic cerebral reorganization in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia: a, MRI-derived cortical thickness study. Image courtesy of Lena Palaniyappan.

News | Neuro Imaging | June 03, 2016

June 3, 2016 — A global team of scientists have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the...

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 01, 2016

June 1, 2016 — Alzeca Biosciences announced successful preliminary results for ADx, its novel, proprietary...

FDG-PET, brain injured patients, awareness, Current Biology study

This figure shows brain glucose metabolism as evidenced by positron emission tomography with [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (PET-FDG) at rest in patients with chronic disorders of consciousness (vegetative state and minimally conscious patients) and fully conscious control subjects. Please notice the dramatic drop in brain glucose metabolism from full consciousness to the minimal conscious and persistent vegetative states. Image courtesy of Stender et al.

News | Nuclear Imaging | June 01, 2016

June 1, 2016 — Researchers have new evidence that readily obtainable measures of the amount of glucose (sugar)...

stroke, neuroimaging study, Achala Vagal, ASNR, race, age, sex
News | Neuro Imaging | June 01, 2016

June 1, 2016 — A person is admitted to the hospital with a...

MRI, blood brain barrier, BBB, Alzheimer's, Radiology journal
News | Neuro Imaging | May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 — Researchers using...

News | Advanced Visualization | May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 — CorTechs Labs and Olea Medical announced a partnership agreement to offer NeuroQuant in Olea Sphere,...

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 — Novarad has been working with a Provo, Utah, imaging center to...

tau protein, Alzheimer's, PET scan, imaging agent, brain decline, Washington University in St. Louis

A study using a new PET imaging agent shows that measures of tau protein in the brain more closely track cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease compared with long-studied measures of amyloid beta. More red color indicates more tau protein. The image on the left shows the average tau accumulation in the brains of cognitively normal people, averaged over many individuals. The image on the right shows the average amount of tau buildup in the brains of multiple people with mild Alzheimer's symptoms. Scanning multiple individuals shows that the intensity of tau deposits correlates with the severity of cognitive dysfunction. Image courtesy of Matthew R. Brier.

News | PET Imaging | May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 — A buildup of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease....

MRI, children, brain imaging, myelin, NeuroImage, Waisman Center study
News | Pediatric Imaging | May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 — A recent study combined two related but different imaging techniques to non-invasively track the rate...

high school football, head impacts, MRI study, UT Southwestern
News | Neuro Imaging | April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 — Repeated head impacts to high school football players cause measurable changes in their brains,...

Siemens, FDA clearance, SMS, GOBrain, MRI applications

Siemens' Simultaneous Multi-Slice application acquires MR images simultaneously as opposed to sequentially, reducing 2-D acquisition times by as much as a factor of 8.

Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two new...

insomnia, white matter, MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, DTI, neuro imaging study, Radiology journal
News | Neuro Imaging | April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 — Using a sophisticated...

UC Irvine study, UCI, Toshiba, high school football players, cerebral microbleeds, CMB
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 — As chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) stands in the national spotlight for high impact sports,...

retired NFL players, traumatic brain injury, MRI study, American Association of Neurology
News | Neuro Imaging | April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 — More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs...

PET/CT scan, brain stress center, heart disease predictor, ACC.16
News | PET-CT | April 05, 2016

April 5, 2016 — New research shows individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the...

stroke, language recovery, right brain, MRI, Neurology study
News | Stroke | March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016 — New research suggests that...