Please refresh the page and retry. P eople questioning their gender identity could be offered brain scans to determine whether they are transgender, according to a new study. Breakthrough research has revealed for the first time evidence that the brain activity of people who feel they inhabit the wrong body closely resembles that of the gender they want to embrace.
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In different institutions, nuclear cardiology studies may be interpreted by cardiologists, radiologists, or physicians who work full time in Nuclear Medicine. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certain requirements for physician licensure, but these are based primarily on radiation safetl concerns, not clinical proficiency. Specific guidelines for the performance of clinical nuclear cardiology studies and for the training of interpreting physicians have been published by the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the World Health Organization.
Brain activity and structure in transgender adolescents more closely resembles the typical activation patterns of their desired gender, according to findings to be presented in Barcelona, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE These findings suggest that differences in brain function may occur early in development and that brain imaging may be a useful tool for earlier identification of transgenderism in young people. Transgenderism is the experience, or identification with, a gender different to the assigned biological sex, whilst gender dysphoria GD is the distress experienced by transgender people, and may be present from a very young age.
Gender studies are leaving the college halls and heading into the lab. Increasingly, there have been more rigorous studies in how transgender people neurologically relate to the sex they identify with rather than their biological sex. From genetics to brain activity, scientists are delving into the complicated cultural, neurological and biological aspects of sex and gender.
The study of the causes of transsexuality investigates gender identity formation of transgender people, especially those who are transsexual. Transsexual people have a gender identity that does not match their assigned sexoften resulting in gender dysphoria. The most studied factors are biological.
The precise definition for transgender remains in flux, but includes:. Transgender people may also identify as bigender, or along several places on either the traditional transgender continuum, or the more encompassing continuums which have been developed in response to the significantly more detailed studies done in recent years. Evolution of the term transgender. The term transgender TG was popularised in the s but implied in the s describing people who wanted to live cross-gender without sex reassignment surgery.
This information is typically presented as cross-sectional slices through the patient, but can be freely reformatted or manipulated as required. The technique requires delivery of a gamma-emitting radioisotope a radionuclide into the patient, normally through injection into the bloodstream. On occasion, the radioisotope is a simple soluble dissolved ion, such as an isotope of gallium III.
A Bone Scan involves injecting a small amount of a radioactive substance that attaches to the bones. Images are then taken in what is called a "planar" format. For the "SPECT" or Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography component, the nuclear medicine gamma camera rotates degrees around the body and creates pictures based on the data it obtains. Additional x-rays may be performed to help the radiologist with their interpretation of your bone scan.