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Dementia and PTSD Diagnosis: How a 3T MRI Could Help

Living with memory loss

Mental health issues, such as dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can significantly decrease the quality of life in the patients who suffer them. In many cases, the signs and symptoms of these mental health issues are quite similar; this can lead to incomplete or even inaccurate diagnoses. There is an association between dementia an...

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These 3 Imaging Tests Can Help Determine Your Risk of Stroke

Diagram of how a stroke begins to develop in an artery

Every year in the U.S., nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke, according to data from the CDC, and more than 600,000 of those are first-time strokes. What's more the CDC says about 130,000 people die each year as a result of strokes, which are also the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Most strokes - about 85% - are ischemic strokes...

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Using MRIs to Detect Autism in Babies

Using MRIs to Detect Autism in Babies

Is it possible to know as early as infancy when a child is on the autism spectrum? This is a topic debated for years in the medical community. In 2011, researchers at Stanford University discovered a distinct difference in the brain chemistry of children with autism. Specifically, they found that the gray matter had a unique organization. It is bel...

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Scientists Use MRI Scanners to Detect 'Brain Rust' in Schizophrenic Patients

Scientists Use MRI Scanners to Detect 'Brain Rust' in Schizophrenic Patients

Using a new kind of MRI measurement, neuroscientists recently discovered that excessive oxidation in the brain may contribute to schizophrenia. In other words, the same chemical reaction that causes metal to corrode and rust could be damaging brain cells in schizophrenic patients, too. To analyze this, Dr. Fei Du and his colleagues at McLean Hospit...

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An MRI Can Detect These Life-Threatening Brain Conditions

An MRI Can Detect These Life-Threatening Brain Conditions

Minor headaches can occur for any number of reasons and usually subside after a little bit of rest. The majority of headaches are rarely caused by serious medical problems, but a particularly bad one might make you wonder about tumors, aneurysms, mental illness, or blood clots. If you experience any of the following symptoms, your doctor may w...

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