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CMI Participates in Major Study to Improve Alzheimer’s, Dementia Diagnoses

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Chesapeake Medical Imaging Participates in Major Study
to Improve Alzheimer’s, Dementia Diagnoses

As a registered amyloid PET imaging site, Chesapeake Medical Imaging recently worked with area specialists to participate in Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS), a $100 million study to determine the clinical usefulness of scanning brain amyloid deposits to help evaluate patients with memory loss. In all, CMI completed Medicare-covered amyloid PET (positron emission tomography) scans for 136 patients over the past several months.

“We are thrilled to contribute to this important research, which will provide critical information regarding diagnoses, and treatment of those suffering memory loss,” says Dr. Kevin Berger, a respected imaging expert in Alzheimer’s disease, who has developed quantitative analysis tools for scan interpretation.

With no single test currently available, diagnosing Alzheimer’s is based on patient history, physical examination and cognitive testing. Amyloid PET imaging represents a potential major advance in the assessment of people with cognitive impairment, by visualizing plaques in the brain –prime suspects in damaging and killing nerve cells. Previously, these plaques could only be detected by examining the brain at autopsy.

Nearly 19,000 patients are part of the IDEAS study, which is sponsored by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American College of Radiology Imaging Network, with funding and direction provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the ACR and the manufacturers of the FDA-approved radiopharmaceuticals for amyloid imaging.

The CMI team looks forward to monitoring the results of the study as they become available, and participating in future trials to support this effort.

Chesapeake Medical Imaging is Maryland’s premier provider of radiology services, with 14 locations across Anne Arundel County, the Baltimore area, and the Eastern Shore.

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Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

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The Mitchell Gallery
October 26 – December 10, 2017

CMI is pleased to sponsor this collaborative project by a scientist and an artist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which asks the viewer to consider the aesthetics of human disease, a dynamically powerful force of nature that acts without regard to race, religion, or culture.

More than sixty medical science professionals present photographs of visually stunning patterns of different diseases affecting various areas of the human anatomy in this exhibition. Captured with a variety of imaging technology that range from spectral karyotyping to scanning electron microscopy, we see beauty in the delicate lacework of fungal hyphae invading a blood vessel, the structure of the normal cerebellum, and the desperate drive of metastasizing cancer cells. Ultimately, this series of images will leave the viewer with an understanding and appreciation of visual beauty inherent within the field of modern medical science.

This exhibition is a collaborative exhibition and book by Norman Barker & Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue.

Sponsored by: Chesapeake Medical Imaging

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We are hiring!

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In addition to providing an unparalleled level of service to our patients, their families and referring physicians, and the highest quality medical imaging available anywhere in the world, we are committed to providing the best work environment possible for our employees and the continued growth of our organization.

Learn more about current career opportunities in White Marsh, Bowie and Glen Burnie

Chesapeake Medical Imaging is the region’s premier medical imaging facility. Our medical, technical and clerical staff are among the most experienced in the industry and our medical imaging equipment is the finest in the world. Unlike other medical imaging facilities that are owned and operated by large healthcare organizations or by non-medical personnel, we are owned and operated by dedicated medical and technical professionals so you can be assured that your visit will be personal, confidential and professional.

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