Category: Healthcare

Perfusion MRI Shows CPAP Healing the Brains of Apnea Patients

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, induces certain changes in the Mean Diffusivity (MD) and Fractional Anisotropy (FA) in the brain, which indicates microstructural changes. Both occur in language, sensory-motor functions, and cognition. CPAP treatment leads to brain perfusion, which increases cerebral blood flow (CBF) as well as cerebral blood volume (CBV). It is an […]

MRI Study Finds Men, “Blushing Individuals” More Sensitive to Alcohol

According to the reports of research conducted at China’s Shantou University, the findings of which were published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, March edition, men are more sensitive to alcohol consumption with viewable signs like blushing. Scanning report from different types of MRI techniques shows that regular alcohol intake correlated with certain regional changes […]

fMRI and Fetal Gender Brains

Male and female human brains tend to go in separate directions right from the womb. In a recent study published in the April edition of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, researchers have revealed that functional connectivity is different between sexes from the very early stages of neurodevelopment. Resting-state functional MRI or fMRI was used to image the […]

EHRs Found Severely Underperforming or Worse

The state of the latest electronic health records in the United States is not impressive. In fact, a three-month joint investigation conducted by the Fortune magazine and Kaiser Health News showed a disturbing result. The reporters had a word with over 100 sources during which it was revealed that EHRs are not only falling short […]

Debate on AI Ethics

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an important turning point in radiology, the ethical aspects are debatable. The American College of Radiology (ACR) together with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and other imaging societies together published a draft document entailing the future of AI and its ethical uses. The European Society of Radiology, European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics, RSNA, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and Canadian […]

Imaging Technique Provides Insight into Speech Development

Our speech development is affected by numerous factors, including the pathway of the brain. What we hear and derive affects individual language development significantly. A research team from New York University used different imaging techniques to determine the effect of the brain’s pathways and its contribution to speech development. Published on March 4, the research […]

Novel Contrast and MRI may Improve Understanding of Neuron Communication

Calcium is one of the most critical molecules for cells that signal changes. It is particularly important in neurons. Imaging brain cell calcium level reveals how neurons communicate amongst themselves. However, the latest imaging techniques can penetrate only a few millimeters into the brain. Researchers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge developed […]

The Ethics of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly beneficial. It has improved patient outcomes and made radiology more efficient. However, some great challenges remain and researchers believe that AI cannot be trusted completely. Global imaging societies and their representatives are collaborating on a   live document outlining a clear set of AI ethics to be used in radiology. In order to prove the point of ethical guidance about AI, major radiology organizations from America, Canada, and Europe have jointly drafted the Ethics of AI in Radiology for the community. The American College of Radiology published the consensus draft document, which was co-authored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), […]

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