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Our brain is stunningly intricate, as are some of the pathologies associated with it: multiform brain lesions that are hard to pin down via imaging, aggressive cerebral tumours and vascular disorders present neurologists, oncologists and lab pathologists with huge challenges. Thankfully, these experts can rely on increasingly sophisticated imaging and smart pathology techniques. Keep reading for some of the latest developments.

Article • White matter hyperintensities

Uncovering the hidden part of the WMH iceberg

Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) can have a devastating impact on a patient’s life. Radiologists must learn to recognise these white spots in the brain and conventional imaging may just reveal the tip of the iceberg.

Article • The right tool for the task

Vascular insights with MRI and ultrasound

Advances in image post-processing and contrast-enhanced techniques have widened the scope of possibilities for MRI and ultrasound vascular imaging, experts showed in a dedicated course at the ECR Overture.

Article • Glioblastoma analysis

Revealing tell-tale signs of deadly brain cancer

A new way of differentiating healthy from diseased cells could pave the way for more personalised treatment for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a common and aggressive type of brain tumour.

Video • Real-time blood flow assessment

Major advance in 3D ultrasound imaging of heart and brain

Two successive studies highlight advances in non-invasive 3D ultrasound imaging, making it possible to observe blood flow in real time in the heart and the brain.

Article • Detection and diagnosis of cancer

The ‘smart’ future of cytology

A combination of digital pathology and quantitative biomarker analysis in the emerging concept of ‘smart’ cytology has a potential role in the detection and diagnosis of cancer.

News • Greenhouse gas emissions

Operating rooms: the climate change contributor no one’s talking about

Two surgeons-in-training suggest some sustainable solutions for their energy-intensive discipline.

News • Opening the blood-brain barrier

3D-printed acoustic holograms against Alzheimer's or Parkinson's

A research team in Spain and the US has created 3D-printed acoustic holograms to improve the treatment of diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, among others.

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Article • Information channel

Neurology: Let's get nervous

Article • Awareness

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