Brain imaging using fast neutron spectroscopy
Most clinical methods of imagin. The brain rely on imagin. The anatomic and functional changes accompanying disease in brain tissue. This approach, although successful, has two limitations: first. The abnormality of interest must be large enough to be imaged using existing technologies, and second, confirmation o. The abnormality usually requires a biopsy. To overcome limitations, we describe here a new method of brain imaging that uses fast neutrons to imag. The element distribution withi. The brain tissue and identify disease based on relative concentration gradients in different regions o. The brain. The method, called Neutron Stimulated Emission Computed Tomography, has been successfully tested previously in imaging cancers i. The breast, liver, kidneys and colon. Here we describe a study demonstratin. The potential o. The technology in detecting deep-seated brain tumors using a different signature compared to other imaging methods.
Kapadia, AJ; Rhee, DJ; Han, Z
Proceedings of the 2014 Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Conference 5th Annual Ornl Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Conference: Collaborative Biomedical Innovations the Multi Scale Brain: Spanning Molecular, Cellular, Systems, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Clinical Neuroscience, Bsec 2014
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