Category Archives: Services

Clinical Study with Pre-Alzheimer’s Condition

MMT to start First Clinical Study on Pre-Alzheimer’s State

MMT plans on initiating one or more clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of two particular medications in the treatment of Preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. These medications are approved by FDA for other indications and have shown promise in preventing the progression of Preclinical

Alzheimer’s disease and / or of Alzheimer’s disease.

Please return to the MMT website periodically to check on the status of these pending studies.

Document Pain

Use of Functional MRI to Validate the Presence of Pain.

Pain is a subjective sensation. To date, validation of an individual’s claim to be experiencing pain rested on a history of injury, supportive physical exam, imaging studies, and evaluation by pain specialists. Functional MRI has been shown by many researchers to be able to show increased brain activity in known pain sensory areas. Use of functional neuroimaging finally allows for the objective documentation of the existence of pain. MMT has experience in the use of neuroimaging to provide objective graphically illustrated fMRI scans to support claims of (acute inducible) pain. This information can be used, among other things, to support / document injury claims.

Contact MMT to learn how MMT PainScans can provide OBJECTIVE VISUAL and GRAPHIC documentation of pain.

Thought / Dream Recording

MMT to start First Clinical Study on Pre-Alzheimer’s State

Every minute, every day of our lives we have experiences and thoughts, which form our individual life experiences. Collectively our memories constitute our lives. Yet, for almost all of us, what we remember is distressingly ephemeral. With time, we loose almost off of our experiences. At this time, the only way we can even partially record our memories is notes, diaries, audio and video recordings. But times have certainly changed !

Scientists at several key institutions have conclusive demonstrated that using functional MRI, brain activation patterns can be correlated with specific conscious thoughts : faces, objects, moods, pain. MRI has been used to read thoughts and identify specific objects that persons are looking at.

60 Minutes Episode : The MRI Machine That Reads Your Thoughts.

Hold That Thought !

It is possible to record conscious thoughts as a stream of consciousness, and to store our recorded thoughts is a private manner for reconstruction and use in the future. It is also now technically possible to record short dream sequences using functional MRI.

Article : Japanese scientists can read dreams in breakthrough with MRI scans

n both stream of consciousness recording and in dream recording, MMT uses our patented Cognitive Engram technology to correlate specific brain activation patterns to specific thoughts, for interpretation. All recordings are private, and archived in secure manner for your personal use. At the time of the thought recording, we give you the opportunity to record your after-recording notes about your experience and what it is you remember about the recording. We also create an archive of your total DNA set, and store this with your memory

 

To inquire about having your real-time thoughts recorded and preserved, contact MMT.

Forensic Interrogation

Determining innocence of a criminal charge based upon interrogation and evidence can be a difficult and indeterminate process. Polygraphy is limited by reliance on peripheral manifestations of anxiety (skin conductance, heart rate, and respiration), which can to certain extents be circumvented. Scalp-recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) reflect neuronal activity associated with a sensory, motor, or cognitive event. The P-300 wave of the ERP appears in response to rare, meaningful stimuli, and its amplitude and latency has been associated with deception (lying on the Guilty Knowledge Test, GKT). This suggests that the cognitive differences between lying and telling the truth could be associated with changes in other correlates of brain activity, such as regional cerebral blood flow Unfortunately, the ESP provides high temporal but no spatial resolution in the brain.

Determination of Truth from Deception Using Functional MRI and Cognitive Engrams

Since deception-induced mood and somatic states may vary across individuals, a marker of deception independent of anxiety or guilt is important. Regional brain activity, manifest as a blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) response. elicited by inhibition of the truth response during intentional deception has been demonstrated to serve as such a marker. Unlike the ERP, the spatial resolution of BOLD event-related (questioning) functional MRI neuroimaging is sufficient to anatomically localize changes in cerebral blood flow related to regional neuronal activity during cognition.

A number of publications in peer-reviewed medical journals have used MRI to identify deceptive and truthful responses. Deceptive responses were associated with increased activity in specific areas of the brain. These results indicate that cognitive differences between deception and truth have neural correlates that can be detected by fMRI.

fMRI has shown that suppression of a particular thought, when compared to free-thought control condition, revealed greater activation in certain specific areas of the brain. fMRI can distinguish the suppression of all conscious thoughts compared to free-thought. fMRI can also distinguish truth and false visual recognition. The sensory signal distinguishing truth from deception may not be accessible to conscious awareness, indicating that intentional deception can be identified.

MMT uses specifically developed imaging and analysis algorithms and customized interrogation protocols to fit the individual situation. MMT can apply these techniques for forensic purposes to individual circumstances.

Screen shot of our android app

Link to our MRI Interrogation app

We will be pleased to discuss how fMRI can be applied to your individual case circumstances.

Fibromyalgia Documentation

MMT FM.Scan

Fibromyalgia FM is a rheumatologic syndrome recognized as a disease state by the American College of Rheumatology. FM is a diagnosis defined by a specific set of criteria, but is often accompanied by disbelief, lack of recognition. Persons suffering from FM can experience difficulty for their FM, and denied treatment, disability.

Diagnostic Criteria Fibromyalgia

As an answer to this lack of acceptance, MMT now provides the MMT FM.Scan. The purpose of the FM.Scan is not to diagnose or treat FM. The FM.Scan is a way to provide the first objective, graphic, visual documentation of the presence of Fibromyalgia. The FM.Scan uses changes in the brain, shown by structural and functional neuroimaging, to validate your experience with FM.
MMT also provides resources for diagnosis and treatment of FM.

Click here to inquire about ordering a MMT.FM.Scan