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Archives for August, 2009

Whole-Body Neuronal MRI

There is a short open-access article about whole-body neuronal MRI, in the most recent NEJM.  The authors describe a technique of visualizing peripheral nerves.  Normally, these are not seen very well on MRI.  This limits the usefulness of MR imaging for nerves outside of the central nervous system.  The two images on the left are…

The Jayco Tree

Botanical names drive me nuts, sometimes.  Every plant that is worth anything has many names.  The supposed gold standard, the (Latin) Linnaean taxonomical name, gets changed every so often.  So there is no constancy.  You’d think it would be easier to research something if it has an unusual name that you can use as a…