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MRI in the News

MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The articles listed below include news about or mention of MRI scans, MRI scanners and research about magnetic resonance imaging.

MRI is one of many modern techniques used to obtain information about the state and condition of the body. An MRI scanner is a device in which the patient, or the subject (of an experiment), normally lies within a large, powerful magnet. There are some models of MRI scanners in which larger people who cannot fit into and ordinary MRI scanner can be scanned in a seated position instead.

Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as art and music

Research finds that mathematical beauty activates same region of the human brain as art or music, that is the medial orbito-frontal cortex. This study was carried out in London (England) using an f...

13 Feb '14 | Neuroscience | London

Effects of Chiari malformation on toy dog breeds

Chiari malformation in dogs, specifically of the Griffon Bruxellois breed, has been the subject of recent research which found that dogs affected by the condition had taller foreheads and different...

13 Feb '14 | Animal News

Causes of snacking (leading to high BMI)

The nucleus accumbens region of the brain is associated with motivation and reward and has been found to play a significant role in a person's drive to eat between meals, so-called snacking being a...

23 Jul '12 | Overeating | Bristol

Best ovarian cancer imaging technique revealed

Recent research has lead scientists to conclude that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, which measures the movement of water molecules within the tumour, may be the best way to monitor h...

14 Feb '12

Orbital prefrontal cortex size linked to number of friends

A recent study indicates that the orbital prefrontal cortex region of the brain is bigger in people who have a larger number of friendships. The study also suggests that we need to employ a set of ...

02 Feb '12

Research to improve MRI scans

Enhanced MRI scans, producing brighter and more precise images, and potentially allowing the detection of cancerous cells before they cause health problems may result from leading-edge research bei...

15 Dec '11 | MRI | Southampton

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