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Suresh Vedantham, MD, is currently leading a multicenter clinical trial to determine whether a surgical procedure could help.
As American Heart Month winds down, you might have seen at least one heart health poster warning you of the dangers of heart disease. And with good reason — according to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are due to heart disease.
The latest generation of a wearable neuroimaging tool called DOT is allowing researchers to peer into the brains of very young children, with and without autism, to see how they process language and other information relevant to social interactions. The goal, says MIR researcher Adam T. Eggebrecht, PhD, is to gain a better understanding of how autism affects brain function and behavior.
Tics, those repetitive involuntary sounds and movements often seen in children and adolescents, appear to last longer than originally thought, says an MIR researcher and neuropsychiatrist at Washington University School of Medicine.
The new, five-room IR suite at the Parkview Tower of Barnes-Jewish Hospital means interventional radiologists can better meet the demand for services, says Michael M. Darcy, MD, chief of interventional radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.
Unlike a traditional colonoscopy, a virtual colonoscopy doesn’t involve a scope or require sedation, and allows you to return to your daily activities immediately afterwards.
About five seconds more. That’s how much longer it took Christine Jochim to have her 3D mammogram rather than a standard mammogram. Jochim, now 59, credits those few extra seconds and the breast imaging experts at MIR with finding her cancer early and, ultimately, saving her life.
Although the brain weighs about three pounds, it took five men, a forklift and one large crane to hoist and position the newest piece of equipment that will examine the organ.
If you’re thinking about varicose vein surgery, you should know about endovenous ablation. It’s a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure meant for people whose varicose veins are accompanied by pain, fatigue and/or swelling in their ankles or legs.