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 (no͝or′ō-ĭm′ĭ-jĭng, nyo͝or′-)
Radiological imaging that depicts brain structure or function.
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The new optical approach to brain scanning is suited for children and for patients with electronic implants, such as pacemakers, cochlear implants, and deep brain stimulators (used to treat Parkinson's disease).
Adrian Owen, a researcher at the University of Western Ontario who focuses on studying the neural activity of vegetative state patients using a type of brain scanning called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
For the study, 76 healthy people in Rome aged 20 to 80 underwent DTI-MRI brain scanning, which is more sensitive than traditional MRI for detecting changes in brain chemistry, thereby mapping fiber tracts that connect brain regions.
Yet despite clear clinical evidence that access to immediate brain scanning and direct admission to a stroke unit saves lives and reduces disability, current access to these life-saving facilities is down to luck and postcode.
Under a Physician's Sponsored Investigational New Drug (IND) application, adult patients with ADHD have undergone brain scanning using the Company's radio-imaging agent Altropane(TM), and were found to have a significantly abnormal elevation in the number of dopamine transporters in the midbrain.