Tag Archives: Diagnostic Imaging

NHS Atlas of Variations in Diagnostic Services (Public Health England / NHS Right Care / BBC News)

Summary The “NHS Atlas of Variation in Diagnostic Services”, published by NHS Right Care and Public Health England (with the assistance of numerous other organisations and clinicians), charts significant variations in how health conditions are identified, diagnosed and monitored. The … Continue reading

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HBP: Human Brain Project (BBC News)

Summary Scientists from 135 research institutions, mostly Europe-based, are planning to participate in a 10-year, 1 billion pound neuroscience project, entitled the Human Brain Project (HBP). The HBP aims to explore how the human brain works, possibly ultimately developing computer simulations of brain activity, neurological processes and neurodegenerative … Continue reading

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Brain Scans for Alzheimer’s Disease Detect tau Protein (BBC News)

Summary Innovative brain imaging techniques, which are understood to be better at detecting the build-up of tau protein (linked to Alzheimer’s Disease), have been developed by Japanese scientists. Read more: BBC News: Alzheimer’s brain scan detects tau protein. Reference Gallagher, J. (2013). Alzheimer’s brain scan detects tau protein. … Continue reading

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Data Linkage and Extract Service: Hospital Episode Statistics and the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (HSCIC)

Summary Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) contains roughly 1 billion records on patients attending accident and emergency units, whether admitted for treatment or attending outpatient clinics. The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) is a collection of data from NHS-funded diagnostic imaging tests … Continue reading

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