Monthly Archives: May 2016

18 05, 2016

MRI study explores effects of mom’s voice on child’s brain

2016-05-18T22:19:43-05:00 May 18th, 2016|Brain MRI|

While it comes as no surprise that MRI scans reveal powerful activity in infants' brains upon hearing the voices of their mothers, scientists were looking for more specific information. “Many of our social, language and emotional processes are learned by listening to our mom's voice,” said study author Daniel Abrams. “But surprisingly little is known about how the [...]

11 05, 2016

Trees in the MRI: drought study

2016-05-11T22:53:01-05:00 May 11th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Recent tree-ring is data suggesting BC is facing its harshest droughts in 350 years. California is bracing itself for yet another year of drought. So it is fitting, and timely, that scientists are studying the effect of drought using the best --and that includes the latest in medical imaging technology. An Australian study, led by [...]

4 05, 2016

CT scans linked to high cancer costs

2016-05-04T21:57:45-05:00 May 4th, 2016|Cancer Research, Medical Imaging, Radiology|

It's not exactly a secret that CT technology, although useful in its diagnostic application, has harmful effects due to the large amounts of ionizing radiology associated with it. But it wasn't until just weeks ago that anyone was aware that the cost of treating cancers induced by CT scanning in the US numbered in the hundred [...]