Radiology research proves environmentally sustainable cost savings for MRIs and CT scans

A collaboration between Royal Philips and Vanderbilt University Medical Center proves that sustainable initiatives in health care can be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

 Brenda Swift, president of Vanderbilt Imaging Services, and Charles Watkins, of construction firm Oman-Gibson Associates, unveiled a rendering of Vanderbilt Imaging Services’ future Bellevue location during a groundbreaking event on Aug. 17. The new clinic, located at 8124 Sawyer Brown Road, is slated to open in fall 2024 and will include MRI, CT, ultrasound, fluoroscopy X-ray, and mammography services.  

Bellevue imaging clinic groundbreaking

A rendering of Vanderbilt Imaging Services’ future Bellevue location was revealed during a groundbreaking event on Aug. 17.

Neurofluid flow and Alzheimer’s disease

Vanderbilt researchers used novel MRI methods to noninvasively quantify measures of neurofluid circulation and found that hypertrophy of a site of cerebrospinal fluid egress may be related to amyloid-beta retention in Alzheimer’s disease.

Improved imaging for kidney disease

Vanderbilt researchers identified optimal MRI parameters for estimating the severity of polycystic kidney disease, a common inherited disorder that can lead to end-stage renal failure.

How arterial “stiffness” may impair cognition

New findings from Vanderbilt neurologists suggest that cardiovascular disease may increase the spaces surrounding blood vessels in the brain and lead to cognitive decline.

Tracking the aging brain

The macrostructure — volume, area and length — of the brain’s white matter is useful for studying aging and could be a sensitive marker for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Vanderbilt researchers reported.

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