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Few important facts of Neurology Imaging!

Feb 16th 2015 at 3:55 AM

Today, more and more people are eagerly delving in the depth of neuroscience. There are times, when you visit your doctor and you are completely void to the tests and neurological conditions. Unfolding the neuroscience of yesterdays and present times, this blog gives the whole idea on the way of treating patients with neurological disorder by the neurologists and also the facts of neurological imaging.

First of all, understand Neurology in Anchorage and how neurologist helps patients with neurological disorder. Neurology is a branch of medicine relating to diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with disorders of the nervous system. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and disorders involving the central and peripheral nervous system.

Many of you consider neurologist as psychiatrists as they both share the same organ and concentrates on physical manifestations of neurological problems, or abnormalities in structure or function of specific regions of the nervous system. Now time to delve in the facts of neurological imaging. Read below the blog and understand the difference of yesterday’s neurological imaging and today’s neurological imaging.

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Yesterday’s neurology imaging

The clinical decisions made by Neurologists and neurosurgeons were based on first generation CT (Computed Tomography) scans. It was a quantum advance over the insensitive plain film X-ray techniques of previous generations.

For the first time, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging allowed researchers to measure blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) changes in the brain of humans. This fMRI facilitated the non-invasive study of everything from finger movements, thoughts and emotions.

Both PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) techniques used first generation radiographic tracers to map brain function.

Today’s neurological imaging

The advanced MRI is revolutionizing that care of patients who have been suffering from Neurological disorders and also research in understanding the brain more precisely. Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy permits measurement of brain chemicals in living patients. Now, PET imaging using compounds that help in binding the brain receptors allows the study of molecular details which was previously visualized.

The advanced techniques allow the neuroimaging of subtle abnormalities of neurological development that give boost to seizures and facilitate many more persons to benefit from a surgical treatment of epilepsy. Today, MRI can now identify spinal vascular malformations that are amenable to treatment.

Perhaps, now you have understood the clear difference of Neurology Imaging Anchorage and how the technology has come far in past few years.




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