Researchers at University College London have found that MRI scans can detect HIV within the brain, even after drug treatment for symptoms.
While HIV is much easier to treat and reduce symptoms today, there are potential lingering problems. One such issue is cognitive issues, such as dementia, that almost half of HIV patients report. Usually to test lingering cognitive issues, one must undergo a lumbar puncture procedure to withdraw spinal fluid; as you can imagine, this is a very invasive procedure.
Fortunately, MRI scans have been able to detect these changes in the brain. In time, MRI procedures may be used to further diagnoses these HIV patients.
At Sound Imaging, we are happy to see how MRIs help diagnose those across conditions. We do our part to improve healthcare by offering affordable, yet effective patient safety and comfort devices, like our SAMM System, a MRI CCTV system and MRI Stereo, a two-way communication and music device.
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