Neuroscience

Researchers map damaged connections in Phineas Gage's brain

(Medical Xpress) -- Poor Phineas Gage. In 1848, the supervisor for the Rutland and Burlington Railroad in Vermont was using a 13-pound, 3-foot-7-inch rod to pack blasting powder into a rock when he triggered an explosion ...

Oncology & Cancer

Nano-radiomics unveils treatment effect on tumor microenvironment

Research has shown that the tumor microenvironment (TME) can help cancers grow and evade the immune response. The TME has even been shown to inhibit cellular immunotherapy, a novel form of treatment in which the cells of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hybrid PET and MRI imaging on the horizon

Preliminary research presented at SNM's 58th Annual Meeting is breaking new ground for the development of a brand new hybrid molecular imaging system. Simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance ...

Cardiology

New heart scan may speed up diagnosis with less radiation

New technology appears to provide faster, more accurate heart scans for both viewing blood vessels in the heart and measuring blood supply to the heart muscle, while exposing patients to less radiation, researchers report ...

Oncology & Cancer

Experts offer pointers for optimizing radiation dose in head CT

An article in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in head computed tomography (CT) scans. Head CT is the second most commonly performed ...

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