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A Snapshot of Nuclear Imaging
Lee Memorial Health System
“Nuclear medicine is used to assess how your body functions or how the organs inside your body work, whereas CT imaging is designed to show us your anatomy. This device puts the two of them together,” says Lee Memorial Health System radiologist Dr. John Rodriguez.

Developing Brain Injuries
Lee Memorial Health System
Any kind of head injury can be dangerous, but health experts say there’s a link between multiple head injuries and long term brain damage. Conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and even behavioral problems can develop from a head injury.

Why delayed onset of mental illness? Genes impact suspect brain areas late
Thickening of cortex areas implicated in mental illness shows increasing genetic influence as the brain develops in childhood and adolescence, NIMH researchers have found. These areas also happen to be the latest to evolve and the last to mature.

Cancer in Your Genes
Lee Memorial Health System
With so much attention paid to cancer risk, it turns out for some people, cancer is in their genes - which is why many people are turning to genetic counselors.

Development of the Young Brain
For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Decades of imaging work have led to remarkable insight and a more than a few surprises.