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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.

Brain Imaging: Shrinkage Tied to Hearing Loss

February 2014 -- Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study b…

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.

New Data for florbetaben F18 from Piramal Imaging

October 2013 -- Results from five studies evaluating Piramal Imaging’s PET amyloid imaging agent, florbetaben F18, were presented at Alzheimer’s Association Inte…

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.

Leading the Way to Better Epilepsy Care Through Expert Consensus

Paul Winnington, Editorial Director

January 2009—When epilepsy specialists "compared notes" on diagnosis and management, clear themes emerged. Among resulting recommendations are the need for MRI scans and an emphasis on effective questioning and education.

 
 

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