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  • 09 Dec 2015

    When Your Brain Works Right, You Work Right!

    When your brain is healthy you are much more likely to be happier, physically healthier, wealthier, and more successful in everything you do. This is largely because with a healthy brain, you are able to make better decisions in all aspects of your life...
    by ISAN
  • 02 Dec 2015

    SPECT Brain Imaging The Great Controversy

    Blood flow has long considered an accurate measure of brain function. The three principal Imaging technologies for measuring blood flow include Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning, Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) scanning (both nuclear medicine techniques) and more recently functional...
    by ISAN
  • 02 Dec 2015

    When Clinical Assessment Isn’t Enough

    The ability to generate accurate maps of brain metabolism, while scientifically interesting, is of little use to medicine unless those maps help answer clinical questions which cannot be otherwise answered. One important test-case is mood disorders. Major Depressive Disorder, also called unipolar depression, treated with antidepressants, and Bipolar Disorder, treated with mood stabilizers, both feature depressive episodes which are clinically identical. Furthermore, many cases of bipolar disorder begin with a depressive episode, particularly in females.
    by ISAN
  • 01 Dec 2015

    Brain perfusion SPECT

    Brain perfusion SPECT is highly useful for the diagnosis of the dementias, including Alzheimers disease, Fronto-Temporal Dementia, and Lewy Body Disease...
    by ISAN
  • 01 Dec 2015

    Brain SPECT: improved displays for enhanced results

    As software capabilities develop it seems imperative, besides working on quantification techniques, not to lose sight of the individual patient’ images...
    by ISAN