Category Archives: Brain Scan

Preventive Neuroradiology in Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline

A new review published online in American Journal of Neuroradiology highlights the concept that cognitive decline can be identified early and prevented by applying quantitative brain imaging techniques. [More]

Posted in Alzheimer's Disease, Biomarker, Brain Scan, Dementia, Diagnosis, Early intervention, Imaging, MCI, News | Comments Off on Preventive Neuroradiology in Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline

First Guidelines for Amyloid Imaging in Alzheimer’s Released

Published today, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Alzheimer’s Association have jointly published the first criteria for the appropriate use of this imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis of people with suspected Alzheimer’s disease. … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Scan, Cognition, Dementia, Diagnosis, Guideline, Imaging, MCI, PET, Radiology | Comments Off on First Guidelines for Amyloid Imaging in Alzheimer’s Released

Research Shows How the Human Brain Adapts to Injury

A study published in Cerebral Cortex, demonstrates that when one brain area loses functionality, a “back-up” group of secondary brain areas immediately activate, replacing not only the unavailable area but also its collateral areas. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Scan, Cognition, MRI, Neuroscience | Comments Off on Research Shows How the Human Brain Adapts to Injury

Brain Regions Involved in Transition From Acute to Chronic Pain

Neuroscience researchers have been searching for years using imaging studies to find changes in brain structure and function that correlate with persistent pain. A recent study in Nature Neuroscience studied patients (n=40) with subacute back pain (SBP) lasting 4–16 weeks, … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Scan, Imaging, Pain, Radiology | Comments Off on Brain Regions Involved in Transition From Acute to Chronic Pain

The Brain Organizes Objects by Size

Previously unknown to neuroscientists, how the brain organizes object representation or perceives and identifies different objects has been a mystery. A new study in Neuron, by MIT researchers, has discovered that the brain organizes objects based on their physical size, … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Scan, Cognition, Neuroscience, Radiology | Comments Off on The Brain Organizes Objects by Size

Internet Addiction and Brain White Matter

Research on Internet Addiction from China and published in PLoS ONE, compared brain scans of 18 teenagers diagnosed with Internet addiction with those of 18 non-addicted teenagers found differences in white matter density in numerous brain regions.[More…]

Posted in Brain Scan, Internet Addiction, News | Comments Off on Internet Addiction and Brain White Matter