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Conduct MRI’s and CT scans

Conduct MRI’s and CT Scans: $1,500

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize internal structures of the body in detail. MRI makes use of the property of nuclear magnetic resonance to image nuclei of atoms inside the body.

Computed tomography (CT Scan) is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed X-rays to produce tomographic images or ‘slices’ of specific areas of the body. These cross-sectional images are used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in various medical disciplines.

While MRI’s or CT Scans are used for many different clinical purposes, researchers many times conduct these procedures as part of their projects. For example, one the 2012 Emerging Researchers is measuring the brain’s responses to the timing information of sounds and the ability of the brain to accurately follow this timing and use this information to build a coherent percept of the environment. He is doing this via implantation of electrodes in neurosurgical epilepsy patients.

MRI and CT scans are used in his project to obtain high resolution three-dimensional images of the patients’ brains before and after implantation of the electrodes. These images are necessary for his team to figure out where exactly the implanted electrodes are in the brain. This information is essential for the interpretation of the recordings obtained from those electrodes.

Your contribution will allow these critical procedures to take place and progress the hearing field forward.

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