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MRI technology reveals deep brain pathway in unprecedented detail

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by angee111, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. angee111

    angee111

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    Calling on those who are way more knowledgeable than I... could this sort of technology perhaps be used for and allow an easier diagnosis of ME/CFS?

    "We now have a guide to be able to visualize these complex neuronal connections that would otherwise be impossible to see," said Evan Calabrese, Ph.D., the lead author of the paper who engineered the 3-D model. "This will help us continue to explore applications for treatments of Alzheimer's disease, neuropathic pain, depression and even obsessive compulsive disorders." -

    Disappointed they didn't mention ME.. but perhaps sometime in the near future?
     
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    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    This was utilizing a 7 T(Tesla) MRI scanner as well. Only a few places in the world have these, but there are a few places that have 10 - 15 T Scanners. Scanner strength and software/computing power have been playing cat and mouse for 15 years.

    It's definitely promising, but I'm guessing it will be at least 10 -15 years before a combination of this technology makes it's way into research on the living and accuracy is proven support research studies.

    I could be wrong though and hopefully I am!
     
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    ufff, hopefully these magic machines will begin to be used in trials and begin to be widely available sooner than that!!
     
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    that would explain things perfectly!
     
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