MRI Research

5 09, 2018

Researchers warn against ionizing radiation imaging in children

2018-09-05T11:07:58-04:00September 5th, 2018|Canada, Cancer Research, Diffusion MRI, Dr. Attariwala, Early Cancer Detection, Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Canada, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Radiologist, Radiology, Whole Body MRI|

AIM's full body MRI scan is one hundred per cent free of ionizing radiation. Compare that to a CT scan which exposes the patient to radiation equivalent to 70 X-Rays. Yet, CT is still a common imaging modality in public hospitals. Children are particularly susceptible to ionizing radiation; in fact, childhood exposure to CT scans [...]

18 07, 2018

No Two Brains the Same: MRI Study

2018-07-18T11:15:24-04:00July 18th, 2018|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Much like your fingerprints, the structure of your brain is entirely unique to you, according a new MRI study. The combination of nature and nurture--genetics and conditioning--ensures that no two brains are the same. Even identical twins, born with the same genetic code and raised in the same environment, brain structures differ. Brain MRI [...]

14 11, 2017

Anesthesia linked to brain atrophy in babies: MRI Study

2017-11-14T12:45:25-05:00November 14th, 2017|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

A new study conducted at Harvard Boston Children's Hospital reveals alarming results in MR images taken of babies exposed to prolonged anesthesia exposure. The small study, presented at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in Washington D.C., focused on MRIs of infants who had undergone surgery for gastrointestinal issues present from birth. Image: iStock [...]

27 04, 2017

Sweetened drinks linked to impaired cognitive function: MRI study

2017-04-27T10:44:55-04:00April 27th, 2017|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

People who regularly consume sweetened drinks--whether it's the the regular, sugary variety, or the "diet" alternative--may be at greater risk for Alzheimers and dementia, according to a new MRI study. The study, entitled Sugary beverage intake and preclinical Alzheimer's disease in the community, was published last week in the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. The [...]

29 03, 2017

MRI may help determine depression treatment: MRI study

2017-03-29T14:25:28-04:00March 29th, 2017|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

A new MRI study published recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry examined the possibility of using MRI scans of of the brain to determine whether CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) or antidepressants would be the appropriate course of action for treating a patient's depression. The study, entitled  was performed by researchers from Emory University in [...]

20 03, 2017

Exercise and Osteoarthritis: MRI Study

2017-03-20T09:21:30-04:00March 20th, 2017|Canada, Health and Canada, Knee MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI arthritis, MRI Canada, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology, Sport MRI|

In something of a Catch-22, osteoarthritis patients are often instructed to exercise to alleviate some of their pain symptoms--but those same pain symptoms may prevent an exercise routine from being formed. Although many sufferers of osteoarthritis may wish to work out, the possibility of further injury is a daunting one. Recently, Canadian researchers tackled the [...]

17 02, 2017

New Findings on ADHD: MRI Study

2017-02-17T06:05:29-05:00February 17th, 2017|ADHD, Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

New findings in a large MRI study on ADHD suggest the disorder is more neurological than behavioural. The study, self-described by its researchers as the largest-ever MRI study on ADHD--indeed, it's titled Subcortical brain volume differences in participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults: a cross-sectional mega-analysis--was published Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry. [...]

17 01, 2017

Pregnancy leads to changes in brain structure: MRI study

2017-01-17T09:12:01-05:00January 17th, 2017|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

A study published last month in the journal of Nature Neuroscience used MR imaging to research the changes in the brain brought about by pregnancy. The study, entitled 'Pregnancy leads to long-lasting changes in human brain structure', discovered a reduction of gray matter regions pertaining to social cognition in the brains of pregnant women. The research was [...]

7 10, 2016

Does brain size matter? MRI Study

2016-10-07T06:20:22-04:00October 7th, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI Research|

It's never a compliment to be called a "birdbrain" or a "peabrain." But does brain size even matter? According to researchers from the University of Southern California, it might. In a new study published Monday in Nature Neuroscience, scientists scanned 32, 438 adults in one of the biggest studies to date in the ongoing research [...]

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