Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cognitive decline predicted by arterial spin labeling before symptoms appear

Arterial spin labeling (ASL), an MRI technique that doesn’t require contrast, may be able to depict early and subtle alterations in brain perfusion in cognitively normal older patients that can serve as a biomarker of preclinical dementia, according to a study published online in Radiology.

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MRI spots brain abnormalities after a single high school football season

High school football players may experience brain changes detectable with MRI after a single season of play, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Structural Changes in brain offer early insight into Alzheimer's

Trying to further our understanding of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has shown changes in brain connections could be an early biomarker of the disease.

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PET study highlights differences in smoking response between men and women

Researchers at Yale have confirmed that smoking cigarettes activates the brain’s pleasure and satisfaction response differently in men compared with women, a discovery that could help aid addiction treatment.
Using PET scans to analyze dopamine response, the researchers found that dopamine activation occurs faster and in different brain regions in men. Read more.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cold noses more vulnerable to catching colds

Sounds like common sense, but there's more to it! One reason we tend to catch more colds in the winter may be because our noses are cold, but a new study suggests that our immune system does not work so well at lower temperatures.

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We care about your health-- stay warm, stay well!

Why is nuclear medicine important and relevant?

How does nuclear medicine works for patients and health providers? Why is nuclear medicine relevant and important? The answer is here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

How can neuroscience benefit vehicle safety?

For years, researchers have wondered why, if drivers continually follow the road while driving, do they make occasional jerky movements? Researchers think neuroscience can explain.

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Quantitative FET-PET makes the grade for advanced glioma

High grade astrocytoma is a particularly aggressive form of glioma. Parameters of PET imaging such as the minimal time-to-peak could help clinicians narrow in on the best line of treatment for each patient, according to a study published December 23 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Sounds complicated-- advanced, interested readers, read on.

New Year Resolutions

It's January 7th-- one week into the new year! How well are you sticking to your New Year Resolutions?

Watch these incredible TED Talks for inspiration and motivation! Diagnostix Plus wishes you luck.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Diagnostix Plus is back---

-- with a new look for the new year!

Here's to a year of physical, mental, and financial prosperity to all our friends and clients. At Diagnostix Plus, your health and well being is of the utmost importance to us. Let Diagnostix Plus continue to serve you with the best care and attention in the upcoming year of 2015.