Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Queensland research helps deliver ground-breaking diagnosis technology

MRI

21 June, 2018 –

Medical conditions ranging from breast cancer to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder could be diagnosed much more quickly through research being done by Queensland researchers working with US artificial intelligence technology.

The team from Brisbane’s Translational Research Institute (TRI) and Siemens Healthineers are using an extension of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology called Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS).

MRS allows researchers to learn more about the chemical content of tissues and organs, providing a deeper understanding and earlier detection of conditions like PTSD.

For the first time, medical clinicians will be able to identify the changes in a patient’s brain chemistry associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or blast injury.

MRS also offers the ability to assess women at high risk of breast cancer in whom very early tissue changes can be identified.

We hope this breakthrough will give a greater insight into these conditions and diseases, allowing for quicker diagnoses.

TRI’s is able to collaborate with Siemens Healthineers on this vital research through the support of the Queensland Government’s Advance Queenslandprogram.