Researchers in the UK, at the Imperial College London, have evidence that MRI scans can detect your ‘brain age’, or how much wear and tear is on your brain compared to your actual age. While this may sound like a doomsday sort of calculation, there is practical use for this analysis.
“The study involves using brain MRI scans to look at the size of people’s brain tissue — gray matter and white matter — across the lifespan,” says Dr. James Cole, one of the project leads. After looking at about 2000 brains, researchers hope with this understanding, we can improve and prevent illness and aging.
At Sound Imaging, we are always amazed by how much MRI scans can help us learn. We encourage MRI technology with our line of MRI Accessories, aimed at patient comfort and safety. Two of our newest devices are the SAMM M.D., a MRI camera system with motion detection, and MRI Visors, a portable video goggle system that is safe for your MRI scanner.
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