A new development could improve the speed of detailed brain scans, according to researchers. Automated imaging may transform the way that detailed images of the brain are generated, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists claim in a new study. Currently, processes to map the brain are slow and available to only a handful of research teams. The new development could bring the test to a wider commercial market, by automating and standardising the process. Associate professor Pavel Osten, lead researcher on the study, explained that "the new technology should greatly facilitate the systematic study of neuroanatomy in mouse models of human brain disorders such as schizophrenia and autism". Improved brain mapping speed could also benefit stroke patients, when the detection of stroke is time-sensitive. In many cases, the stroke spreads further in the brain then it should because the time between the admittance of patients and brain scans is too lengthy. Find the nearest Barchester care home.