Radiological Imaging Used by Neurologists
How Does Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Work?
Functional MRI is a technique that depicts brain activity by showing brightly lit areas in the brain. These images are often used in research that is frequently seen on television and newspapers. This technique is also becoming increasingly popular in hospital settings. But how reliable are these images, and how exactly are they made? Learn...
MRI or CT?
When they need to get a picture of the brain, why do doctors sometimes order a CT scan, and other times order an MRI? Which is best?
Understanding CT Scan Results
CT scans are frequently ordered by neurologists and other doctors, especially in emergency situations. What do the images show, and how are they interpreted?
Understanding MRI Results
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)is a tool frequently used by neurologists to take images of the brain and spinal cord. How can you best learn about how to interpret these images?
What Are These Spots on My MRI?
Many people are alarmed to hear that their MRI shows several small spots, which they are told is associated with aging. What causes these spots and what do they mean? Are they dangerous? Learn more here.
Ultrasound in Neurology
Most people associate the medical use of ultrasound as being a method at checking on an unborn fetus during pregnancy, but ultrasound has many uses in neurology as well. Learn more about these techniques here.
Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease
Recent years have seen the advance of new diagnostic techniques that can potentially help doctors with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. But are these tests necessary? When are they really helpful?