Magnetic resonance imaging

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  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis

    In late 1980 's Seiji Ogawa discovered the blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) contrast (Menon, Ogawa et al. 1995). BOLD rests on the idea that when neurons in certain part of the brain are active, it results in increased flow of blood in that area. This increased flow brings in Oxygenated Hemoglobin and reduces the amount of Deoxyhemoglobin within the capillaries. Thus we can state BOLD contrast occurs not because oxygenated hemoglobin increases the MR signal but because it displaces the deoxygenated hemoglobin that had been suppressing the MR signal intensity . The change in the MR signal, because of the neuronal activity is termed as Hemodynamic Response (HDR). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is a technique used to visualize…

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Magnetic resonance imaging, also known as an MRI scan, is a type of scan that uses magnetic fields and radio wave energy to create images of the organs and tissues, such as the brain. It is a scan that is used to detect things such as tumors, infections and injuries. It is often used after an x-ray or CT scan is done to gather more information. This paper will discuss MRI in depth such as how an MRI works, its use in society, the differences between MRI and other scans and the future for MRI. …

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  • What Is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical technology that uses magnetic fields to interact with protons in the human body, producing an image that allows doctors to diagnose disease and/or injuries (DiGiuseppe, Haberer, Salciccioli, Sanader, & Vavitsas, 2012). The idea of MRI technology had come from Raymond Damadian who was a medical professor and had founded the company that manufactured MRI scanners (Bergman PH. D, 2015). In the beginning, Damadian had been using Nuclear Magnetic…

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  • Increased Use Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    The increased use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has contributed to the rising cost of imaging expenses. The availability of technology, the increased demand for patients and doctor, and advanced technology are factors that have contributed to the increase. Hypothesis: The increased use and availability in MRI imaging has increased the cost in MRI imaging procedures by approximately 33 percent from 2011 to 2013. In an attempt to identify the connection between increased use of MRI…

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  • Brain Tumor Image Research Paper

    The diagnosis of brain tumor plays an important role in image processing. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is suited for monitoring and evaluating brain tumors. Coronal, sagittal and axial are the three types of image orientation in brain tumors. The coronal are dividing the body into front and back halves. The sagittal is dividing the body into left and right halves and the axial are dividing the body into upper and lower halves. There are modern techniques used in Digital radiography (X-ray),…

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  • What Are The Disadvantages Of The Pop Science Article

    The popular science article “You May Be Able to Train Your Brain to Be Fearless” published by The Huffington Post discusses the study “Limbic Activity Modulation Guided by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Inspired Electroencephalography Improves Implicit Emotion Regulation” conducted by Dr. Talma Hendler. I find that the pop science article doesn’t portray the information correctly. It fails to include terminology and key results; specifically, the downsides of the study. The article’s sole…

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  • Essay On Astrocytoma

    Aside of this processes doctors can also use devices to diagnose Astrocytoma such as the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a test that takes pictures of organs and structures inside the body using magnetic field and radio waves or the position emission tomography (PET), a special camera and tracer that takes pictures of organs (Starkweather 2011). The next step would be a biopsy, which uses tissue or fluid from the brain or spinal cord, which must be conducted to confirm the diagnosis and it is…

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  • Paedophilia Case Study Essay

    the brain. The cause could be a result of either a birth defect or even due to any sort of accident acted upon the cranium of the individual. According to Haran, a few medical tests can be conducted to properly examine and investigate the possibility of possessing paedophilia. For example, IATs (Implicit Association Tests), phallometric testing, and fMRIs (functional magnetic resonance imaging). These tests can help to detect any abnormalities or disfiguration regarding the individual’s brain. A…

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  • Neurosimaging

    In the past three decades neuroimaging has revolutionized the world of neural sciences. First, it was the introduction of the computerized axial tomography in the 70s that gave information of anatomical structure. In the early 80s, the development of positron emission tomography gave the neural sciences the ability to produce 3D images of functional processes and magnetic resonance imaging provided an alternative to CT and X-ray imaging without the radiation exposure. Lastly, the domination that…

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  • Invitation To The Lifespan Analysis

    As I look at teenagers from my adult perspective I have often find myself wondering, “What are they thinking?”. Teenagers seem to have a reputation for being impulsive and not the best decision makers and it now looks like there may be some science that can explain such behaviors. Both the article written by Sarah Spinks and the text book Invitation to the Lifespan offer insight into what may be really going on inside a teenagers’ head. It turns out it may just be all in the brain.…

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