Innovation in Neuroimaging: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain


For centuries, the inner workings of the human brain have eluded the world’s scientists and physicians. Now, advances in neuroimaging techniques can address previously unanswered questions about how the brain functions and how distressing and costly diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s develop and progress. Innovations in diagnostic imaging, such as computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), molecular imaging and the hybrid modality of PET and magnetic resonance (MR), can identify the causes of a stroke, rule out Alzheimer’s and correctly diagnose Parkinson’s. They offer the potential to detect disease and the ability to explore the brain’s frontier. Increasing access to these technologies will improve health and save lives while lowering healthcare costs.


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