Read Your MRI Scan on Google

Read Your MRI Scan on Google

Researchers at John Hopkins University built a digital library allowing doctors full access to images of patients’ brains, both normal and abnormal. It allows doctors to compare another patient’s brain that has been treated or diagnosed, to their current patient. For example, doctors can see MRI scans of children who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or a psychiatric disorder, and compare it to his or her patient’s brain image. As one John Hopkins professor on the project, Michael Miller, says, “It will provide a way to share important new discoveries about how changes in brain structures are linked to brain disorders. For the medical imaging world, this system will do what a search engine like Google does when you ask it to look for specific information on the web.”

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