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Speaker to address English language, brain research

VANCOUVER – In a free forum for educators, parents and the public, Janet Zadina of Tulane University will present “Education Speaker Presents Brain Research in English Language Learners,” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Student Services building, Room 110, at Washington State University Vancouver.This lively presentation, peppered with humor, music, and audience participation, engages and empowers educators. Light refreshments will follow the presentation. Attendees can take a tour of a real brain via MRI brain scan and see how multiple pathways are involved in learning. They will learn how knowledge is constructed in the brain with implications for classroom practices, learn principles for … » More …

Advance MRI technology aids WSU researchers

SPOKANE — WSU Spokane and Spokane Advanced Imaging Institute (SAII) recently finalized an agreement providing WSU researchers access to the region’s first functional imaging MRI. SAII opened the facility containing the 3.0 tesla MRI in May 2006. A typical MRI system provides a picture of some part of the patient’s anatomy, e.g., a knee ligament or plaque deposits on the brain caused by multiple sclerosis. A functional image MRI provides pictures of brain or body function. For example, while the patient is in the scanner, a technologist might present him or her with a sound or show the patient an image. The SAII’s system will … » More …

New partnership expands MRI services, research

SPOKANE — WSU Spokane and Spokane Advanced Imaging Institute (SAII) recently finalized an agreement providing WSU researchers access to the region’s first “functional imaging” magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. SAII opened the facility containing the 3.0 tesla MRI in May 2006.A typical MRI system provides a picture of some part of the patient’s anatomy, e.g., a knee ligament or plaque deposits on the brain caused by multiple sclerosis. A “functional image” MRI provides pictures of brain or body function. For example, while the patient is in the scanner, a technologist might present him or her with a sound or show the patient an image. The … » More …

Vet college hosts imaging experts

One of the most dramatic medical tools invented in modern history is now helping one of man’s oldest friends — the horse.Thanks to recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advancements, veterinarians are getting an unsurpassed look at injuries to equine athletes and companions.Hosted by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, imaging and horse experts from around the world recently gathered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for the first comprehensive meeting ever to be conducted in this relatively new field for veterinary medicine.“It’s ground breaking in the sense that we’re bringing some of the top radiologists and equine surgeons together to see problems in horses with MRI … » More …