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Women Have More Active Brains Than Men

Largest functional brain imaging study to date identifies specific brain differences between women and men, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. In the largest functional…


Higher Omega-3 Levels Show Increased Blood Flow in the Brain

Neuroimaging shows increased blood flow in regions of the brain associated with memory and learning for people with higher omega-3 levels, according to a new report in the Journal of…

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Study Shows Potential New Way to Detect Autism: SPECT Scans Can Be the Key

Autism Accurately Diagnosed with Brain SPECT Imaging Brain Blood Flow Shows Pattern Consistent with Autism COSTA MESA, CA: The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) relies on history and behavioral…

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New Exciting Research Helps Distinguish Depression and Dementia

Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Amsterdam,…


New Research Shows How Marijuana Drops Blood Flow to the Brain. Should You Be Concerned?

Reported rates of marijuana use have more than doubled in the past decade. Medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of US states and is increasing access to the…


New Studies Show How Brain Imaging Can Help You

In 1992 I attended an all-day lecture on “Brain SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry,” given by physicians at Creighton University and sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association. The experience was amazing…


Abnormally Low Blood Flow Indicates Damage to NFL Players’ Brains

Researchers used sophisticated neuroimaging and powerful predictive analytics to reveal decreased blood flow in specific brain regions and correlate these findings with cognitive and behavioral impairment, according to a new…


SPECT Distinguishes TBI & PTSD Difference

SPECT is once again showing its value by distinguishing the fine line between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in nonmilitary patients, which should lead to better…

SPECT Imaging Study Enhances Clinical Psychiatric Practice

Study reports 79% of diagnosis and/or treatment would have been different after the clinicians reviewed brain SPECT images. Can you name a medical profession that prescribes medication or treatment without…

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