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Friday, January 13, 2006

Saving Babies with Portable Brain Scanners

UK researchers are developing a portable brain scanner that provides the beneficial results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without having to sedate tiny patients and move them to an MRI facility. Such a device would help pediatricians diagnose conditions such as brain hemorrhages and brain injuries quickly and easily, and would be particularly useful for doctors in rural and remote areas that are not close to MRI facilities.

The scanner should be available for commercial development by 2008.

Source: Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends