Most powerful MRI examines human brain processes

Ana Genkova

With the world's most powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at the UIC Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, experts can now view images of the metabolic processes in the human brain. The 9.4 Tesla (9.4T) is a state-of-the-art apparatus allowing promising advancements in human neuroscience.

Some potential applications of the 9.4T scanner include monitoring and improving therapy for stroke and tumor patients, early detection of diseases and further understanding of brain processes and abnormalities.

"Personalized healthcare is the ultimate goal," said Dr. Keith Thulborn, director of the MR Research Program. As he explained, monitoring metabolic processes allows for an individualized therapy.

source: Chicago Flame

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