Is imaging increasing health or profit?

Brain imaging is a huge business. The benefits of this research field are vast, the costs are high and most important of all: everybody wants in. Wasteful behavior of X-rays This (dutch) article¬†(May 2013) sums up the problem: we’re getting scanned too much. The main problem is the high number of CT scans. Because of … Read more

Non-invasive brain imaging in a new light, introducing fNIRS

brain imaging fNIRS

Brain imaging has come a long way since its earliest techniques. Already in 1918 a technique called¬†ventriculography was invented. This technique consisted of injecting filtered air into the ventricles, the hollow cavities inside the brain, and included a high risk for the patient. Seeing that it did provide a lot of useful surgical information, new … Read more