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  • Anyone else have trouble with MRIs? (Vanity)

    05/30/2017 4:20:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 132 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5/30/17 | Me
    Anyone have trouble with MRIs being too confining? I couldn't get through my first one....but, today, used Klonopin and a lavender washcloth to cover my eyes and breathed in the aroma. Worked great. No panic. Have upper back pain I needed diagnosed. What are your tips and tricks?
  • Why I’ve Never Forgotten a Japanese Girl

    10/10/2016 11:59:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    Even expensive MRIs, designed to detect even minute spinal cord changes, are at times unable to diagnose the cause of pain 58 years ago I made an unfortunate decision. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong Japanese girl. But the problem was not what you’re thinking! Rather, I was in Tokyo, travelling with my wife and her parents. My father-in-law and I decided to experience a Japanese massage at the Imperial Hotel. During the event a petite masseuse suddenly struck the side of my head with a hard blow. I swear to High Heaven...
  • A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research

    07/08/2016 7:45:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    sciencealert ^ | 6 JUL 2016
    There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a bug in fMRI software could invalidate the results of some 40,000 papers. That's massive, because functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is one of the best tools we have to measure brain activity, and if it’s flawed, it means all those conclusions about what our brains look like
  • 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 ^ | 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) Linda 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....
  • 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...