Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Research Dedicated to MRI Brain Scanner

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – GE Global Research and Mayo Clinic have received a five-year, $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to jointly research a dedicated MRI brain scanner to image for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain disorder, depression and autism.
The aim of the reasearch is to help expand the availability of MRI scanners beyond the hospital to smaller clinic settings.
The grant, from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – both components of NIH – will help a Mayo Clinic team led by Matt A. Bernstein, a medical physicist, and John Huston III, MD, a neuroradiologist.


  1. A second study in the journal found that radiation doses from CT scans vary greatly and are higher than previously thought. The researchers reviewed CT procedures performed on 1,119 patients in the San Francisco Bay area over five months.

  2. Thanks for your comment Jazzy - definitely checking this out.