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February 18, 2013
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News for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals
 
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  • Human Connectome Project prepares to release initial images
    The Human Connectome Project is preparing to release the first collection of images taken by a powerful imaging system as part of an effort to map the human brain. The initial images to be released in the coming weeks come from 80 to 100 people. Researchers hope the five-year project will help improve scientists' understanding of how the brain works as well as the mechanisms involved when something goes awry. The project, which will look at 1,200 brains, will also collect genetic and behavioral information to develop a model of the human psyche. BBC (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Clinical News & Research 
 
  • Emory University tackles biomarker research for Parkinson's
    The NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded the Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health a three-year, $900,000 grant for Parkinson's disease biomarker research using noninvasive imaging. Researchers with the Emory team will aim to create new statistical methods to assess changes in neural activity and abnormalities in structure and function of the brain. News-Medical.Net/News release (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More
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  News from the Field 
  • Depression study to employ interactive image system
    The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will use CNS Response's PEER Interactive technology in a depression study involving 2,000 patients. Doctors can use the technology to compare brain images through an online registry. The system is expected to help improve treatment decisions and address questions such as the relationship between suicide rates and antidepressant use among current and former service members. Dayton Daily News (Ohio)/The Associated Press (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advancing Health Care 
  • Microsoft, NMQF partner to boost clinical trials
    Microsoft and the National Minority Quality Forum's National Health Index have partnered to form the National Clinical Trial Network. The network will design a tool with a communications portal to connect researchers with doctors whose patients may qualify to participate in clinical trials, according to NMQF CEO and President Gary Puckrein. Healthcare IT News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  From SNMMI 
  • SNMMI to release Choosing Wisely list on Feb. 21
    SNMMI is excited to unveil its list of five tests or procedures in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging that physicians and patients should talk about to determine what care is really necessary and appropriate. The list is part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, and will be unveiled Feb. 21. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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