MRI-Based Approach Improves Patient–Clinician Interaction For Better Cure

MRI-Based Approach Improves Patient–Clinician Interaction For Better Cure

Published: 28-Oct-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

It has been found that the interaction between a patient and his or her physician does have a huge impact on the patient’s response to treatment. However, there is still no clue about which part of the brain play’s an important role in the interaction and which behavior is likely to influence the clinical response, thereby making it crucial to standardize patient-clinician interactions for clinical benefit. The team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a method using a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based approach to figure out the interaction in real-time and also to identify the impact of various behaviors on the brain while the clinician and patient are interacting with each other.

The mirroring of both facial expressions and brain activity will help enhance the patient-clinician bond and also improve the effects of treatment. Even though a lot is known about the medicine and the science very till is known about the neurobiology that underlines the patient-clinician interaction. For fruiting this current study, the researchers made a unique technological stratagem for hyperscanning functional MRI or in simple words recording of functional magnetic resonance imaging for tracking brain’s activity or response in between conversations. It is the first time that a coeval brain activity in both patients and clinicians at the time of treatment are being investigated.

Enticingly, it was found that clinicians copied the facial expressions of patients at the time of pain and treatment. It was also confirmed that similar regions of the brain were activated in both parties. The neural circuitry were the regions of the brain studied to have a connection with social mirroring and the theory of mind, thereby confirming the way of inferring another person's mental state. Empathy is the behavior that strongly associates with the activity in the temporoparietal junction and showcases the alignment between patient and clinician brain activity. This study will thus help answer questions like why different individuals respond differently to the same medication and also shows the patient-clinician relationship to be potentially measurable and quantifiable.

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