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Medical imaging refers to several different technologies that are used to view the human body in order to diagnose, monitor, or treat medical conditions. Each type of technology gives different information about the area of the body being studied or treat



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How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research shows how the brains of blind people are naturally rewired to compensate for the lack of visual input, boosting the remaining senses.



Electrical brain stimulation found to improve working memory

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists use transcranial alternating current stimulation to improve working memory. The findings may one day help patients to recover from brain injury.



MRI scans can help spot HIV in the brain

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.



Screening MRI benefits women at average risk of breast cancer

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women-not only those at high risk-according to a new study from Germany published online in the journal Radiology.



Stop using ultrasound to speed up fracture healing, advise experts

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New evidence suggests that receiving low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to speed up bone healing after fracture has little or no impact on pain or recovery time, say a panel of international...



Algorithm predicts whether high-risk babies will develop autism

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Predicting whether someone will go on to develop autism is currently impossible. A new algorithm that measures brain development may change this.



What Tests Are Used to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis?

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the different tests that are available and may be used to diagnose MS. When should someone see a doctor and what treatments may be applicable?



New PET imaging technique may help monitor neurological disease progression

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Olfactory neurons in the nasal cavity are the primary source of our sense of smell. Unlike many types of neurons, olfactory neurons are continuously generated throughout the adult lifespan.



Multiple Sclerosis and Radiology: What Tests Are Used to Make a Diagnosis?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is the role of radiology in a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and what tests may aid a diagnosis? What do radiology test results mean?



Ultrasound may enhance delivery of RNA molecules to treat GI disorders

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that ultrasound enhances delivery of RNA strands into the colon cells of mice with colitis to block production of inflammatory protein.



One in four men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid unnecessary biopsy if given an MRI scan first, study estimates

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published in...



'Emotional hangover' may influence future memory formation

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The more emotional an experience is, the better we remember it. But do emotional states have a delayed effect on our ability to form new memories?



New ultrasound technique is first to image inside live cells

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a break-through technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants...



Runners may have superior brain connectivity, study finds

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Endurance runners' brains have been shown to have greater functional connectivity in several areas, compared with people who are less active.



High-fat diet before imaging improves diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago were able to reduce uncertainty in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis by having patients consume a high-fat, low-sugar diet for 72 hours prior to...



Imaging links structural brain changes and cognitive decline in Parkinson's

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

People with Parkinson's disease and cognitive impairment have disruptions in their brain networks that can be seen on a type of MRI, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology.



Bone marrow cancer: Noninvasive detection steps closer

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PDT

For the first time, researchers show that noninvasive, T2-weighted MRI can detect pre-fibrotic stages of the bone marrow cancer myelofibrosis in mice.



Breast-friendly, radiation-free alternative to mammogram in the making

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New method identifies cancerous tumors by blood vessels structure.Each year around a million women in the Netherlands undergo mammograms for early detection of possible breast cancer.



MRI shows brain disruption in children with PTSD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience disruptions in the structure of the neural networks inside their brains, according to a study appearing online in the journal...



Ultrasound after tibial fracture surgery does not speed up healing or improve functio

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Time to abandon this ineffective treatment, says linked editorial. Receiving ultrasound after surgery to repair a fractured tibia (shinbone) does not accelerate healing or improve functional...



MRIS during pregnancy and outcomes for infants, children

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In an analysis that included more than 1.4 million births, exposure to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the first trimester of pregnancy compared with nonexposure was not associated with...



All You Need to Know About Internal Hemangiomas

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about internal hemangiomas - benign tumors that can be found on organs such as the liver and brain. Find out about their diagnosis and treatment.



Most accurate map of the human cortex unvelied

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mapping the most complex organ known to man was never going to be easy. Using new methods, the most detailed map of the cerebral cortex is now complete.



Study raises concerns over unnecessary imaging after thyroid cancer

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Increased imaging after initial treatment does not necessarily equal better care.



High quality MRIs without sedation are possible in severely affected children with autism

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied...