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Why Neuroimaging Plays a Critical Role in Shaping the Future of Neurology

Laszlo Mechtler, MD and Joseph Fritz, PhD

November/December 2016—An integral part of clinical neurology and neurosciences, neuroimaging training must be better harnessed and incorporated into the educational spectrum of the specialty.

Helping Patients Navigate Barriers To Diagnostic Testing For Neurological Disorders

Joseph Higgins, MD

March 2015—Discoveries based on the human genome have yielded greater insights about the role of genetics in disease. New diagnostic tests can help clinicians accurately diagnose a disorder and get the patient on an effective treatment plan more quickly than ever before.

Stroke Busters: Mobile Stroke Units Offer a New Approach to Care

A Q&A with Shazam Hussain, MD

January/February 2015—Calling 911 in Cleveland might deliver a highly specialized vehicle to suspected stroke patients. What’s behind the new intervention?

The Time Is Now

A Q&A with Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD

July/August 2014—To help diagnose tumors, a new technology allows surgeons to visualize in real time the location of the biopsy needle.

Non-invasive Tool Monitors Cerebral Blood Flow in Real Time

May 2014—A new tool may provide non-invasive, real-time tracking of cerebral function for early identification of damage.

In the Pipeline A New Image Search: PET Amyloid Imaging Agent is Yielding Results

November/December 2013—Piramal Imaging shared promising results from five studies evaluating the company’s PET amyloid imaging agent (florbetaben F18*) at the 2013 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this summer.

Interventional Neuromuscular Ultrasound

John W. Norbury, MD; Michael S. Cartwright, MD, MS; Francis O. Walker MD; Steven Mandel, MD; Daniel P. Moore, MD

January/February 2013—The favorable cost profile of ultrasound compared with MRI makes it a valuable tool for obtaining anatomic information in patients with neuromuscular problems.

Periodic Limb Movements: Diagnosis and Clinical Associations

Roberto Vetrugno, MD, PhD and Pasquale Montagna, MD

March/April 2009—Growing evidence suggests an association between PLMs and multiple other conditions. Specialists review recent data and offer guidance on diagnosis and management.

 
 

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