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Ultra-High-Field MRI May Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

March 5, 2014

OAK BROOK, Ill. — New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in Parkinson's disease, possibly leading to earlier detection of a condition that affects millions worldwide. The results of this research are published online in the journal Radiology. ...
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Carotid Artery MRI Helps Predict Likelihood of Strokes and Heart Attacks

March 4, 2014

OAK BROOK, Ill. – Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. ...
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Novel Technique Increases Detection Rate in Screening Mammography

February 4, 2014

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. ...
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Gene Variation Associated with Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment

January 14, 2014

OAK BROOK, Ill. – The presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. ...
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Brain Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants

December 17, 2013

CHICAGO – Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. ...
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Contrast Agent Linked with Brain Abnormalities on MRI

December 17, 2013

For the first time, researchers have confirmed an association between a common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent and abnormalities on brain MRI, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The new study raises the possibility that a toxic component of the contrast agent may remain in the body long after administration. ...
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