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MRI view of brain tumor prognosis

Feb. 22, 2021—In patients with glioblastoma brain tumors, features detected on MRIs at diagnosis were associated with survival, Vanderbilt Medical Center investigators found.

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Imaging guidance for nerve repair

Feb. 9, 2021—A noninvasive, quantitative MRI method could be used after surgical repair of traumatic peripheral nerve injury to help clinicians make decisions about whether additional surgical interventions are needed.

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Pre-surgery brain mapping helps ease patients’ concerns

Jan. 28, 2021—Victoria Morgan, PhD, and Allen Timothy Newton, PhD, both biomedical engineers and faculty of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, have teamed up with Stephen Wilson, PhD, associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, to offer brain function mapping services to Vanderbilt brain surgeons and their patients.

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Post-COVID MRI reveals basketball player’s heart condition

Jan. 21, 2021—Two days after Vanderbilt Commodores women’s basketball guard Demi Washington completed her 10-day isolation for COVID-19, she underwent a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI). It was an extra step that may have saved Washington’s life.

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A connection to schizophrenia

Jun. 23, 2020—The insula, a small region of the brain involved in diverse brain functions had widespread dysconnectivity in schizophrenia, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Imaging breast cancer cell size

Feb. 10, 2020—A noninvasive MRI approach assesses breast tumor cell size and could be a useful way to evaluate early response to neoadjuvant therapy.

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Smith’s spinal cord imaging work lauded

Jan. 10, 2019—In recognition of his research contributions to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for detecting and quantifying spinal cord damage, Seth Smith, PhD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was recently awarded a 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARR).

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MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study

Apr. 19, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Kidney disease imaging

Mar. 22, 2018—Making multiple measurements with MRI can provide comprehensive information about the molecular and cellular changes caused by kidney injury.

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VUIIS Center for Small Animal Imaging open house March 23

Mar. 9, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science's Center for Small Animal Imaging is having an open house March 23.

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Brain connections in schizophrenia

Mar. 9, 2018—Brain imaging studies have implicated the connection between two brain regions in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.

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Imaging features predict tumor grade

Jan. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered imaging features associated with increased risk for aggressive meningiomas (tumors of the brain membranes) that could help guide surgical planning and patient counseling.

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