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Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...h standard commercial software designed to provide images of the heart are falsely indicating coronary arter... test, Gould said, and as a result, the PET and CT images dont always match or co-register. Consequently, the images have big holes or gaps where the processi...

New Conditions That Will Increase the Risk of Alzheimers Identified

... During the study, the researchers examined MRI images of participants brains so as to see whether they showed poor brain circulation, damaged blood vessels, or atrophy of the medical temporal lobe. It was found that subjects that showed any one or a combination of these symptoms were more likely to d...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...ell as a working memory task involving remembering images on volunteers. The researchers asked the volunteers to perform the tasks as they experienced different levels of pain caused by the zapping of their hands by a harmless laser beam. Researchers scanned the volunteers' brains during the tasks using...

Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease

...here other risk factors we need to consider. MRI images of participants brains were examined to identify poor brain circulation, damaged blood vessels and/or atrophy of the medial temporal lobe. Subjects showing any one or a combination of these symptoms were more likely to develop Alzheimers in the follo...

Now, 'virtual' Mouse Brains Available on the Net

...ted high resolution, three-dimentional microscopic images of tiny mouse brains, which unveil every layer of...conventional magnetic resonance imaging. "These images can be more than 100,000 times higher resolution than a clinical MRI scan," said G. Allan Johnson, D...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...the machine, they were shown only the neutral face images and instructed to either actively recall the associated image or to actively suppress it. The results of the scans or fMRIs (functional magnetic resonance imaging) indicated that the volunteers were able to "exert some control over their emotional ...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...the machine, they were shown only the neutral face images and instructed to either actively recall the associated image or to actively suppress it. The results of the scans or fMRIs (functional magnetic resonance imaging) indicated that the volunteers were able to "exert some control over their emotional ...

Reason Behind Trouble Remembering in ADHD Kids Revealed

...ith the same computer card game, while distracting images also flashed up on screen. They did not recognise distractions as a deviation from the task, or as a distraction at all, and displayed the same "weak" brain activity. "That means they essentially have difficulty recognising new usual things as new, w...

Sexual Abuse Payout Re-opens Old Wounds

...film the locations where the abuse occurred. These images were interspersed with video of the victims as adults, describing the abuse and what it had done to their lives. "It's one thing to read about how this child sex abuse tremendously affects the victims on paper," said Freberg, who represented more ...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...oronary angiography (CTCA; combines multiple X-ray images with the aid of a computer to produce cross-sectional views of the heart and coronary arteries). It has been predicted that CTCA may emerge as the diagnostic test of choice for patients with intermediate pretest probability of disease, yet there ar...

Doctors Puzzled Over Man's Normal Life With Unusually Tiny Brain

...the sides of the skull," Feuillet told AFP. "The images were most unusual... the brain was virtually absent," he said. The patient's medical history showed that at the age of six months, he suffered hydrocephalus, also called water on the brain, and needed an operation to drain this dangerous buildup of...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...o a point in the heart selected by the doctor from images on a computer screen, says the BBC. When done by hand, the operation is highly skilled and a shortage of clinicians able to carry out the surgery means only ten of people with the condition, called atrial fibrillation, are treated this way. For...

Drink-drivers Not Influenced by Ads Unless It Affects Them Personally

...erial that may be intended to shock audiences with images of death and serious injury from drink-driving. ... safe to drive after three or four pints and think images showing accidents dont apply to them. It was much more effective to show the consequences for them o...

Radiology Workforce Shortage

...low them interpret, as well as produce, diagnostic images could be part of the solution to Australias worsening shortage of radiologists , according to a report in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. A rising demand for diagnostic imaging services, an ageing population and shrinking workforce are all...

Thirty One Kids Rescued from a Pedophile Ring

...called "Kids the Light of Our Lives" that featured images of children being subjected to horrific sexual abu... Cox's computer found 75,960 indecent and explicit images in addition to evidence that he had supplied 11,491 images to other site users. A man described as ...

Obesity is Linked to Enlarged Heart

...art ultrasounds, the UA researchers studied moving images of the heart to evaluate structure and function. Results showed that narrowing of the aortic valve, the main valve that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body, was the strongest predictor of LVH, followed by gender and Body Mass In...

Mental Health of Children on the Decline

...its values, increasing availability of drugs, sexy images projected by magazines, marketing by many companies aimed at the children, exam pressures as well as peer pressures are the main reasons for the ill health of the mental well being of the children. NCH, called for urgent action to prevent mental he...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...an--the team counted more than 11,000 in satellite images of some 4,300 square miles of ocean. The scientists further believe the icebergs may also play a surprising role in global climate regulation by removing carbon from the atmosphere. As such, the new research may open a new and productive field for ...

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

...the time it takes to process and evaluate the many images acquired, said Constance Lehman, M.D., corresponding author and director of radiology at the SCCA. Computer software programs such as the one evaluated in our study can assist us in interpreting breast MRI scans more easily. Our study suggests that...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

... on the generosity of friends and neighbours. The images of the inside of the al-Hanan orphanage were disquieting even by Iraqi standards: two dozen emaciated children, some tied to cribs, others writhing in their own waste and some appearing, at first glance, to be dead. US and Iraqi forces uncovered the...

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