March 7, 2007 - IMV Medical Information Division recently released its report, ï¿½Present Practices and Future Directions in Orthopedic Imaging: The Orthopedistsï¿½ Perspective 2007ï¿½ which provides insights into orthopedic specialistsï¿½ perspectives about their present and future roles in ordering and performing diagnostic imaging procedures, finding that access to in-office MRI and digital radiography capabilities are among U.S. orthopedic specialistsï¿½ greatest needs.
IMV Study: MRI, Digital Radiography Equipment Most Needed
Neurologists use structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify changes in brain tissue (both gray and white matter) that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The MRI images are analyzed using morphometry and tractography techniques, which detect changes in the shape and dimensions of the brain and in the tissue microstructure, respectively. In this example, the images show the normal brain of an elderly patient. Image courtesy of Jiook Cha.