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  • Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI

    05/11/2015 9:17:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2015 | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Dr. Raymond Damadian is the “father of the MRI” (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). MRI is widely recognized as “one of the great medical breakthroughs of the 20th century” and has saved and enhanced countless lives.1 While studying violin at the world-famous Juilliard School of Music, Damadian competed with nearly 100,000 applicants and won a Ford Foundation Scholarship. He was only 15. This enabled him to complete a mathematics degree at the University of Wisconsin. He then earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine...
  • MRI Mishap Said to Cause Woman's Suicide

    01/30/2015 10:39:40 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 1-30-2015 | DAN MCCUE 
    A Georgia woman's suicide was the direct result of permanent and painful injuries she sustained after being thrown against an MRI machine in a medical diagnostic center, a wrongful death lawsuit claims.      In a complaint filed in the Fulton County Superior Court, Whitney Reid says his wife Laurie was referred to defendant OMI Diagnostics of Georgia by her doctor in relation to an orthopedic condition that was causing her considerable pain.      On the day of her visit to the facility's Lake Hearn, Ga. office, Laurie Reid was very tired and had considerable trouble walking and even moving about due to...
  • Two stuck to MRI machine for 4 hrs

    11/12/2014 3:53:06 PM PST · by steve86 · 77 replies
    Mumbai Mirror ^ | Nov 11, 2014 | Lata Mishra
    The ward boy fractures his arm, while his colleague sustains serious injuries, including a punctured urinary bladder and severe internal bleeding. Two employees of the Tata Memorial Hospital's treatment and research centre in Khargar in Navi Mumbai suffered grievous injuries on Saturday evening when one of them walked into the centre's MRI room holding an oxygen cylinder, activating the machine's monstrous magnetic field. The two employees - one a technician and the other a ward boy - were pulled to the machine like a toy magnet pulls a pin and remained stuck to it for nearly four hours before an...
  • $1 billion a year is spent on brain scans for headache sufferers

    03/18/2014 9:58:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 03/18/2014 | David McNamee
    Guidelines warn doctors against using brain scans for routine headache and migraine cases. Despite this, 12% of patients presenting with headache to a doctor are given scans, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School. Since the guidelines discouraging the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans for headache were published, scans have become more - rather than less - common for headache sufferers. Headaches can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious illness, such as a brain tumor, aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation. Doctors might order an MRI or CT...
  • Heart injected with liquid metal

    12/08/2013 2:03:38 PM PST · by Utilizer · 11 replies
    Cornell University Library ^ | (Submitted on 26 Nov 2013) | Qian Wang, Yang Yu, Keqin Pan, Jing Liu
    Visualizing the anatomical vessel networks plays a vital role in physiological or pathological investigations. However, identifying the fine structures of the smallest capillary vessels via conventional imaging ways remains a big challenge. Here, the room temperature liquid metal angiography was proposed for the first time to produce mega contrast X-ray images for multi-scale vasculature mapping. Gallium was used as the room temperature liquid metal contrast agent and perfused into the vessels of in vitro pig hearts and kidneys. We scanned the samples under X-ray and compared the angiograms with those obtained via conventional contrast agent--the iohexol. As quantitatively proved by...
  • Sugar makes cancer light-up in MRI scanners

    07/08/2013 5:59:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | July 7, 2013 | NA
    UCL scientists have developed a new technique for detecting the uptake of sugar in tumors, using magnetic resonance imaging. A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled by UCL scientists. The breakthrough could provide a safer and simpler alternative to standard radioactive techniques and enable radiologists to image tumours in greater detail. The new technique, called 'glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer' (glucoCEST), is based on the fact that tumours consume much more glucose (a type of sugar) than normal, healthy tissues in order to sustain their growth. The...
  • MRI machine sucks up police officer's gun

    02/10/2013 6:28:31 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 9, 2013
    CAROL STREAM, Ill., - A police officer's gun got stuck in an MRI machine at a doctor's office in Carol Stream, Ill., west of Chicago, officials said. The incident occurred when the officer responded to a reported burglary Friday, WMAQ-TV, Chicago, reported. The magnetic force of the MRI machine pulled the officer's gun away from him. No injuries were reported. Carol Stream police got in touch with the manufacturer of the machine for advice on how to extricate the gun from the machine. Officers were also investigating the burglary.
  • Vegetative man tells doctors ‘I’m not in pain’ via MRI communication

    11/14/2012 6:20:31 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 14, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    More than 12 years after a car accident left him in a vegetative state, a Canadian man has begun communicating with doctors who are monitoring his brain activity through Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans. The BBC reports that 39-year-old Scott Routley has been able to communicate to doctors that he is not in any pain, marking the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-damaged patient has been able to give direct answers regarding their care and treatment."Scott has been able to show he has a conscious, thinking mind," British neuroscientist Adrian Owen told the BBC. "We have scanned him several...
  • 'Matrix'-Style Effortless Learning? Vision Scientists Demonstrate Innovative Learning Method

    12/13/2011 10:08:12 AM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/12/11
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — New research published December 8 in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise. Experiments conducted at Boston University (BU) and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, recently demonstrated that through a person's visual cortex, researchers could use decoded functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to induce brain activity patterns to match a previously known target state and thereby improve performance...
  • Does Your Brain Bleed Red, White, and Blue?

    04/15/2011 7:42:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 7 April 2011 | Greg Miller
    Enlarge Image Lefty or righty? A new study links a larger anterior cingulate cortex (left) to politically liberal views and a larger right amygdala to conservatism. Credit: R. Kanai et al., Current Biology, 21 (26 April 2011) Politics can be a touchy topic, especially when it comes to neuroscience. Researchers who've dared to tackle questions about how people's political leanings might be reflected in the brain have often earned scoffs and scoldings from their colleagues. A provocative new study is likely to be no exception. It claims to find features of brain anatomy that differ between people who identify...
  • Britain has fewer high-tech medical machines than Estonia and Turkey

    03/30/2011 2:45:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Mar 2011 | Martin Beckford
    Even those units that do have MRI and CT scanners often leave them to “lie idle” for much of the time despite rising demand, the National Audit Office said. It claims the NHS is not getting value for money out of the technology, particularly as trusts do not collaborate to buy them or try to get the best prices. The NHS in England had 6 MRI machines per million population in 2010, with figures across Britain putting the country below the Slovak Republic, Turkey, Estonia and Ireland in a league table of provision. For CT scanners, there were 8.4 per...
  • Doctors produce first-ever MRI scan of baby at the moment of birth

    12/07/2010 3:36:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:26 PM on 7th December 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Doctors at a Berlin hospital have made a medical breakthrough after capturing live MRI images of the miracle of birth. The pictures, taken after a German mother agreed to give birth inside a magnetic-resonance imaging machine, could provide valuable new insights into the birthing process and allow future lives to be saved. Gynaecologist Ernst Beinder at Berlin's Charité Hospital said the birth proceeded normally and the machine filmed all the movements and processes that went on inside the womb.
  • Woman sees Jesus in MRI image

    10/06/2010 7:35:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1+ views
    wpsdlocal6.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | WPSD Producers
    GREER, SC -- A woman said she made a divine discovery when she picked up her MRI results recently. Tammie Cohrs said she sees Jesus in the MRI image. The Greer woman said she sees his eyes, nose and mouth, and even a crown of thorns. Cohrs was recently diagnosed with a rare form of oral cancer. She said her faith has helped her stay positive over the past few months, and when she had to have an MRI scan, she asked Jesus to be with her. "As soon as they put me in there, I just started praying," Cohrs...
  • Annual Screening with Breast Ultrasound or MRI Could Benefit Some Women

    12/02/2009 10:16:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 341+ views
    At A Glance A large-scale clinical trial has found that annual screening with ultrasound in addition to mammography may find more cancers in women with dense breasts who are at elevated risk for breast cancer.For some groups of women, screening with MRI in addition to mammography helps detect breast cancer at an earlier stage.Supplemental screening with ultrasound or MRI increases the risk of false-positive findings. Media Contacts: RSNA Media Relations: (630) 590-7762 Maureen Morley (630) 590-7754mmorley@rsna.org Linda Brooks1-630-590-7738lbrooks@rsna.org CHICAGO — Results of a large-scale clinical trial presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...
  • The Machine That's Ruining Healthcare (MRIs are the problem, also hip replacements)

    09/23/2009 10:18:40 AM PDT · by Williams · 41 replies · 1,368+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 9 23 09 | Mark Gimein
    The main question of the national debate on health care has been who should pay for it, but lurking behind it is another one: Why does American health care cost so much in the first place? ... Obviously, the MRI is an extremely useful tool, giving doctors an ability to see inside the body and diagnose conditions that would otherwise require them to probe and cut into their patients' bodies. It is also expensive to buy -- at about $2 million -- and expensive to operate.... http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/the-machine-that-is-ruining-health-care.aspx?GT1=33002
  • MRI Reveals Organs During Sex

    09/05/2009 7:18:24 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 116 replies · 6,260+ views
    Live Science ^ | 21 August 2009 10:50 am ET | Live Science Staff
    Submitted by LiveScience Staff This video (scroll down) is making the rounds the past week on respected science sites like New Scientist as well as geek blogs and YouTube. It's based on not-brand-new research that involved a video that is said to be of interest to scientists who study these things and, perhaps, to anyone in the general public interested in sexual anatomy. Dr. Pek Van Andel and colleagues, in 1999, made the first MRI images of male and female sex organs while couples were having sex under, as it was put, cloistered conditions. MRI machines are said by some...
  • Health Care Here And Over There

    08/12/2009 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 788+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Reform: If the world's most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, is a shining example of British health care, how is it that others in the U.K. are repeatedly denied critical care and medicine?In commenting on efforts to overhaul American's health care system, we have tried to pull back the curtain and pay attention to those trying to clone the systems of Canada and Britain. But supporters of government-run health care frequently ignore some of the less-pleasant facts. Much has been made of this statement in one of our Aug. 3 editorials: "People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance...
  • How the shape of your brain shows what kind of personality you have

    04/11/2009 2:01:02 PM PDT · by NoPrisoners · 39 replies · 1,494+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 11th April 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Scientists may one day be able to find out what a young child’s personality will be like by simply scanning their brain, new research has shown. New research has found that the shape of your brain gives a clue to what type of person you are. The differences in the shape of the brains of 85 people were scanned and measured. They found that larger or smaller amounts of tissue in certain areas of the brains were linked to specific personality traits...
  • FDA Warns About Risk of Wearing Medicated Patches During MRIs

    03/05/2009 12:19:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 333+ views
    FDA News ^ | March 5, 2009 | NA
    FDA News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2009 Media Inquiries: Karen Riley, 301-796-4674Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA Warns About Risk of Wearing Medicated Patches During MRIs Certain adhesive patches that deliver medication through the skin have been found to be a risk to patient safety. The patches, if worn while undergoing magnetic resonance imaging scans or MRIs, can cause skin burns, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today. The patches of concern include both brand name and generic products and patches purchased over the counter without a prescription. The FDA issued the Public Health Advisory on transdermal drug patches...
  • Prayer request for a six year old

    01/14/2009 7:33:53 PM PST · by Tennessee_Bob · 57 replies · 1,977+ views
    Email Message | 01/14/2009 | Bob Hearn
    My wife's coworker recently posted a message about an MRI his six year old son recently underwent. Lucas has been having headaches for a while, and the doctor ordered an MRI to see what was going on. Rather than try to paraphrase what he said, I'm just going to quote it. "Thank you for all the prayers. Yesterday was a very long day for us. The MRI went fine and Lucas was a champ. He's a heck of good kid. Before I get to the results, for those of you who know Laura, please don't call her for a while....
  • 275-Pound Woman Says Hospital Told Her to Use Zoo MRI

    01/13/2009 1:53:32 PM PST · by Tidbit · 38 replies · 1,834+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 01/13/2009 | Fox News
    When a 5-foot, 275-pound woman found out she had a tumor on her spine, she was told by her local hospital to go the zoo to have a MRI because a regular MRI machine could not hold her weight, myfoxkc.com reported.
  • IBM Research Creates Microscope With 100 Million Times Finer Resolution Than Current MRI

    01/13/2009 8:42:02 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 716+ views
    IBM Press room > Press releases ^ | 13 Jan 2009 | Jenny Hunter IBM Media Relations
    San Jose, Calif - 13 Jan 2009: IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University, have demonstrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with volume resolution 100 million times finer than conventional MRI. This result, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), signals a significant step forward in tools for molecular biology and nanotechnology by offering the ability to study complex 3D structures at the nanoscale. By extending MRI to such fine resolution, the scientists have created a microscope that, with further development, may ultimately be powerful enough...
  • Spontaneous Discharge of a Firearm in an MR Imaging Environment

    07/11/2008 4:23:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies · 1,126+ views
    American Journal of Roentgenology ^ | 6 November, 2001 | Anton Oscar Beitia1, Steven P. Meyers, Emanuel Kanal and William Bartell
    An incident recently occurred at an outpatient imaging center in western New York State, in which a firearm spontaneously discharged in a 1.5-T MR imaging environment with active shielding. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of such an occurrence. ------cut--------- An off-duty police officer went to an outpatient imaging center (not affiliated with our institution) in western New York State to have an MR imaging examination. The facility housed a 1.5-T MR unit (Signa; General Electric Medical Systems, Milwaukee, WI) with active shielding. The officer was carrying a model 1991 A-1 compact.45 caliber semiautomatic pistol (Colt's Manufacturing,...
  • Mind reading by MRI scan raises 'mental privacy' issue

    06/09/2008 9:32:18 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 178+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09 June 2008 | Roger Highfield
    Employers, the military and intelligence services may soon be using computerised mind-reading techniques and there is a need for a public debate about "mental privacy," a leading neuroscientist said yesterday. At the Cheltenham Science Festival, backed by The Daily Telegraph, Prof Geraint Rees of University College London said that, although hospital patients and experimental volunteers are protected, there is a need for debate about, for example, whether employers could use mind reading methods to decode brain activity to screen job applicants. Another possibility raised by studies of how the brain encodes memories and other information is that these methods could...
  • Call to Increase M.R.I. Use for Breast Exam

    03/30/2007 9:27:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 357+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 28, 2007 | DENISE GRADY
    Two reports being published today call for greatly expanded use of M.R.I. scans in women who have breast cancer or are at high risk for it. The recommendations do not apply to most healthy women, who have only an average risk of developing the disease. Even so, the new advice could add a million or more women a year to those who need breast magnetic resonance imaging — a demand that radiologists are not yet equipped to meet, researchers say. The scans require special equipment, software and trained radiologists to read the results, and may not be available outside big...
  • VANITY: IS THERE A RADIOLOGIST IN THE HOUSE? MY MRI LOOKS LIKE THIS...

    12/18/2006 1:44:56 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 92 replies · 3,073+ views
    self | 12/18/2006 | racebannon
    Any Radiologists online? Can you read an MRI?
  • Laser-driven MRI scanner promises portability

    09/11/2006 6:06:12 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 2 replies · 213+ views
    NewScientistTech ^ | 07 September 2006 | Robert Adler
    Magnetic resonance imaging no longer requires a roomful of equipment – including superconducting magnets that must be cooled to extreme temperatures. A multidisciplinary team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, and the University of California, Berkeley, both in the US, developed a highly sensitive laser detector that produces magnetic resonance images at room temperature using low-power, off-the-shelf magnets. MRI works by measuring minute magnetic signals from atomic nuclei whose "spins" have been aligned using external magnetic fields. As different atoms react differently, this provides a unique way to image tissue inside the human body or analyse many other materials....
  • Scans Show Different Growth for Intelligent Brains

    03/30/2006 2:30:17 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 1,085+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE
    The brains of highly intelligent children develop in a different pattern from those with more average abilities, researchers have found after analyzing a series of imaging scans collected over 17 years. The discovery, some experts expect, will help scientists understand intelligence in terms of the genes that foster it and the childhood experiences that can promote it. "This is the first time that anyone has shown that the brain grows differently in extremely intelligent children," said Paul M. Thompson, a brain-imaging expert at the University of California, Los Angeles. The finding is based on 307 children in Bethesda, Md., an...
  • Prize Fight: Raymond Damadian refuses to take his failure to win a Nobel Prize, for a prototype MRI

    12/28/2005 10:46:19 AM PST · by hellbender · 220 replies · 2,373+ views
    Smithsonian ^ | Dec. 2003 | Rick Weiss
    PRIZE FIGHT Damadian, a physician-scientist then at Brooklyn’s Downstate Medical Center, went on to build the first magnetic resonance imaging machine, an MRI scanner he nicknamed Indomitable. Millions of patients would go on to benefit from this new technology’s capacity to create astonishingly sharp images of the body’s soft tissues. And Damadian appeared embarked on what many perceived to be an inevitable progression toward the famed concert hall in Stockholm where he would someday be awarded a Nobel Prize. **** But it is difficult not to at least consider another explanation: that scientists on the assembly or in other positions...
  • Recognition Denied Great Scientist Who Did Not Bow to Darwin

    12/25/2005 1:43:14 PM PST · by found_one · 2 replies · 377+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Sept 2004 | Carl Wiland
    Creation Archive > Volume 26 Issue 4 > The not-so-Nobel decision The not-so-Nobel decision Recognition denied for achievement of great scientist—who is also a creationist by Carl Wieland Anticreationists often try to pretend that there is no prejudice against biblical creation in ‘the world of science’. But creationists have long known that things are not like that in the real world. We even have to publish our own peer-reviewed journals; any paper which does not bow to materialistic axioms on origins has a snowball’s chance in a blast furnace of getting published in a secular journal. In fact, some editors...
  • Liars' brains 'are not the same'(finally, a clue to Slickmeister's brain)

    10/02/2005 5:54:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,014+ views
    BBC News ^ | 09/29/05
    Liars' brains 'are not the same'   A deceitful person's brain is different, the study suggests Habitual liars' brains differ from those of honest people, a study says.A University of Southern California team studied 49 people and found those known to be pathological liars had up to 26% more white matter than others. White matter transmits information and grey matter processes it. Having more white matter in the prefrontal cortex may aid lying, the researchers said, But the British Journal of Psychiatry said there were likely to be more differences in the brains of liars. Manipulative behaviourParticipants were volunteers...
  • Scientist: MRIs Can Serve As Lie Detectors

    09/28/2005 5:47:52 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 637+ views
    AP ^ | Tue Sep 27, 2005 | Anon AP Stringer
    A scientist at the Medical University of South Carolina has found that magnetic resonance imaging machines also can serve as lie detectors. The study found MRI machines, which are used to take images of the brain, are more than 90 percent accurate at detecting deception, said Dr. Mark George, a distinguished professor of psychiatry, radiology and neurosciences. That compares with polygraphs that range from 80 percent to "no better than chance" at finding the truth, George said. His results are to be published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Software expected to be on the market next year could...
  • NYT: M.R.I.'s Strong Magnets Cited in Accidents - "Pilot error" when objects not detected in room

    08/19/2005 6:22:41 AM PDT · by OESY · 54 replies · 2,055+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 19, 2005 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    The pictures and stories are the stuff of slapstick: wheelchairs, gurneys and even floor polishers jammed deep inside M.R.I. scanners whose powerful magnets grabbed them from the hands of careless hospital workers. The police officer whose pistol flew out of his holster and shot a wall as it hit the magnet. The sprinkler repairman whose acetylene tank was yanked inside, breaking its valve and starting a fire that razed the building. But the bigger picture is anything but funny, medical safety experts say. As the number of magnetic resonance imaging scanners in the country has soared from a handful in...
  • Brain scans find the penis at last

    07/02/2005 5:55:22 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 44 replies · 940+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 25JUN05 | N/A
    AT LAST we know where the penis is represented in the male brain. The genitalia's location on the "homunculus", the brain's map of body parts, has been in dispute since the 1920s. Now Christian Kell at the University of Frankfurt in Germany has put eight men into an MRI scanner to help settle the question. Using a soft brush, Kell stroked parts of each volunteer's body while recording brain activity. Each man's penis was represented in the same place - flanked by the areas for the toes and abdomen - Kell told the Organisation of Human Brain Mapping annual meeting...
  • Man Sees 'Angel' In Shoulder MRI

    06/25/2005 9:13:11 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies · 2,416+ views
    Schreiner Believes He's Blessed GROVE CITY, Ohio -- A Grove City man's injury has revealed something he never expected -- an "inner angel" he never knew he had, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported. Sean Schreiner underwent a magnetic resonance imaging of his right shoulder last month after injuring his rotator cuff while playing softball. When he saw the results, Schreiner said the image of an angel jumped right out at him. "To me, it looked like an angel," Schreiner said. "A lot of people are going to say, 'Yeah, it's just a coincidence.' But if you take a good look...
  • A Probe, Not an Echo

    04/05/2005 12:18:18 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 2 replies · 290+ views
    A Probe, Not an Echo Non-Invasive and Safe, a New USC System Images and Differentiates Soft Tissue With Unprecedented Detail and PrecisionFriday, March 25, 2005 — Researchers at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering have successfully demonstrated a novel “High-resolution Ultrasonic Transmission Tomography” (HUTT) system fthat offers 3D images of soft tissue that are superior to those produced by existing commercial X-ray, ultrasound or MRI units. Vasilis Marmarelis, a professor of biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School, presented HUTT images of animal organ tissue in San Diego at the 28th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium on March 21st....
  • Kerry's thigh has shrapnel. Can Kerry have and MRI with Shrapnel lodged in his left thigh?

    09/25/2004 11:43:19 PM PDT · by crushelits · 33 replies · 1,465+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | September 26, 2004 | CrushElits
    IS THER A DOCTOR IN FR? Please refer to this thread of Posted on 08/23/2004 9:14:50 AM PDT by Pikamax. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1197480/posts?page=85#85 The question still remains: Kerry's thigh has shrapnel. Can Kerry have and MRI with Shrapnel lodged in his left thigh?
  • Breast Study Backs M.R.I. Use

    09/18/2004 3:03:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 312+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 15, 2004 | N/A REUTERS
    CHICAGO, Sept 14 - Women with a high genetic risk of breast cancer run a better chance of having it detected with magnetic resonance imaging than with mammography or other methods, a new study has found. The kind of breast cancer involved is caused by mutations of the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, an occurrence believed responsible for 5 percent to 10 percent of all breast cancer cases. Women with the mutations, which can be detected through blood tests, have a significantly higher risk of breast cancer. The research, being published in this week's issue of The Journal of the American...
  • Kerry's MRI following bicycle accident was impossible

    08/24/2004 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Edit35 · 164 replies · 3,586+ views
    WPHT 1210am | Aug. 25, 2004 | MojoWire
    Several months ago, John Kerry fell off his bicycle while riding in Boston, and subsequently told reporters that he got an MRI just as a precaution. Now, considering that he also claims to have shrapnel in his leg from Vietnam, doesn't it make an MRI impossible due to the metal's magnetic interference. This is my first vanity post, so forgive me. But I just heard WPHT radio host Rolleye James talking about the impossibility of Kerry getting an MRI with metal in his leg, and I thought I post the info. I never had an MRI so I'm not sure.
  • In Drug Research, the Guinea Pigs of Choice Are, Well, Human

    08/03/2004 11:48:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 489+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2004 | ANDREW POLLACK
    Researchers at the University of Munich repeated the experiment 70 times: a healthy volunteer would receive a chemical injection, then be left alone to ride out an artificially induced panic attack. From the next room, doctors watched the volunteer's restlessness via video camera, measured the quickening pulse and rise in blood pressure, and used an intercom to question the person about his or her feelings of impending doom. The attacks typically lasted 5 to 10 minutes. Each volunteer was put through the same test a few days later, but this time most of them first received an experimental anti-anxiety drug....
  • M.R.I. Screening for Breast Cancer

    07/30/2004 10:30:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 619+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    A Dutch study published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine produced the strongest evidence yet that magnetic resonance imaging can detect breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease far better than standard mammography. The finding is bound to accelerate the use of M.R.I. in this high-risk group, but women facing only a normal risk of breast cancer have no good reason to request costly M.R.I. scans, which yield many false alarms. The Dutch study - the largest ever conducted on the subject - searched for cancer in some 1,900 women with a high or...
  • This Is Your Brain on Meth: A 'Forest Fire' of Damage

    07/19/2004 8:22:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 111 replies · 10,255+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2004 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    People who do not want to wait for old age to shrink their brains and bring on memory loss now have a quicker alternative - abuse methamphetamine for a decade or so and watch the brain cells vanish into the night. The first high-resolution M.R.I. study of methamphetamine addicts shows "a forest fire of brain damage," said Dr. Paul Thompson, an expert on brain mapping at the University of California, Los Angeles. "We expected some brain changes but didn't expect so much tissue to be destroyed." The image, published in the June 30 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, shows...
  • New Technique for Imaging May Improve Study of Proteins

    07/14/2004 10:54:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 427+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2004 | KENNETH CHANG
    n an advance that could lead to three-dimensional pictures of proteins and other molecules, scientists have developed a magnetic resonance imaging technique that can detect a single electron. "There's lots of things this will be useful for," said Dr. Daniel Rugar, manager of nanoscale studies at I.B.M.'s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif., and leader of the research team, which is reporting the findings today in the journal Nature. "There are thousands of proteins in the body whose structures are not known." It is largely proteins' shapes that enable them to carry out the essential functions of the body,...
  • Got Brain?

    04/20/2004 9:27:00 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 5 replies · 339+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | April 20, 2004 | Donnel Jones
    Got Brain? By Donnel Jones, April 20, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms The New York Times hits a new low with coverage of an "experiment" that seeks to determine the activity of a person's brain and how that correlates to their being a Democrat or Republican. Science meets pseudo-science. We might as well have Dr. Mengele use his medical training to ascertain the essence of "Jewishness" using various "technologies." Of course, the researchers here are not sadistic half-man who torture children. Rather, they are wasting their patron's money (who is financing this nonsense, anyway?) with technologies that have proved invaluable in medical...
  • Brain Scans Arouse Researchers

    04/19/2004 8:21:43 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 10 replies · 203+ views
    Wired News ^ | 04-19-2004 | Randy Dotinga
    <p>SAN DIEGO -- The study of sexual arousal, long limited to imprecise measurements of activity below the waist, is moving into new territory. In laboratories from New Jersey to California, researchers are putting men and women into MRI machines and watching how their brains react when they become sexually stimulated.</p>
  • Brains and Brawn, One and the Same

    01/25/2004 8:16:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 208+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 25, 2004 | NICHOLAS WADE
    If you hit the weights at the gym with iron regularity, your arms may get to look a little more impressive. The right kind of training, it now appears, can do much the same for the brain, though unfortunately the enlargement can be shown off only to observers with magnetic resonance imaging machines. In a study conducted by Dr. Arne May and colleagues at the University of Regensburg in Germany, people who spent three months learning to juggle showed enlargement of certain areas in the cerebral cortex, the thin sheet of nerve cells on the brain's surface where most higher...
  • 'A NOBLE CAUSE:' Bush presents medals to wounded soldiers

    12/18/2003 11:31:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 12/19/03 | JENNIFER LOVEN, AP
    WASHINGTON - President Bush visited the war wounded Thursday at a local military hospital and said those who tend to soldiers' injuries are "helping to protect America" just as much as troops on the battlefield. "All of you here today are engaged in a great cause, a noble cause, an important cause for our country, and for freedom and peace," Bush told some 200 cheering doctors, nurses and other staff of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. "By your good work, you're helping to protect America." Before speaking to the hospital staff, Bush met privately with a few dozen...
  • Conduct Unbecoming

    11/25/2003 6:21:09 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 115+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | November 25, 2003 | DAVID GELERNTER
    <p>"Being a good loser" is not a popular topic nowadays. I can't remember any "Good Losing for Dummies" titles in the bookstore, and we don't offer courses in the area. How should you behave if you are planning to win a Nobel prize and then don't? Not like Raymond Damadian, celebrated pioneer of MRI-style medical imaging and outraged non-recipient of this year's Nobel Prize for medicine. He tells us he was in "agony" when he got the news that two other MRI trailblazers had been picked but he hadn't -- and I believe him, but can't figure out why I should care.</p>
  • Doctor Takes Ads To Say He Should Have Won (Nobel Prize)

    10/10/2003 6:17:56 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 323+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-11-2003 | Dan Gledhill
    Doctor takes ads to say he should have won By Dan Gledhill 11 October 2003 An American doctor has attacked the result of this year's Nobel prize for medicine, saying that he should have been given a share of the award. Dr Raymond Damadian, who owns a patent on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times yesterday and The Washington Post the day before, referring to the prize, which was given to scientists from Britain and America, as "The Shameful Wrong That Must Be Righted". The advertisement said the professors who won...
  • Doctor Makes Rare Protest Over Nobel Prize

    10/10/2003 3:09:29 PM PDT · by Leisler · 18 replies · 184+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2003 | Grant McCool
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. doctor who owns a patent on magnetic resonance imaging machines has made a rare public denouncement of the Nobel Prize for Medicine committee, saying it explicitly omitted him from Monday's shared award..... In a full page advertisement in The New York Times on Friday and The Washington Post on Thursday, Raymond Damadian, president and founder of Fonar Corp., described the prize as "The Shameful Wrong That Must Be Righted."