‘Google-Like’ Database of Brain Scans May Help Doctors Treat Disorders

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A team of Johns Hopkins engineers and radiologists are building a “Google-like” searchable digital library of children’s brain scans in an effort to improve the way doctors treat and diagnose patients with brain disorders.

Supported by a three-year grant of $ 600,000 from the National Institutes of Health, the brain-scan database will help doctors in two ways. They will be able to search the database for images that match a patient’s scan to diagnose any irregularities seen. By comparing brain scans, doctors can also possibly identify a change in a brain structure that shows the early onset of a disease. Identifying diseases earlier means a quicker start for treatment. Read more…

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