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MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today

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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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...

Sound waves may hold potential to treat twin pregnancy complications

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

High energy sound waves could treat a potentially deadly complication that affects some twin pregnancies, says new research.

FDA approves first MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication.

No association found between contrast agents used for MRIs and nervous system disorder

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study appearing in JAMA, Blayne Welk, M.D., M.Sc., of Western University, London, Canada, and colleagues conducted a study to assess the association between gadolinium exposure and...

Has breast MRI been performed upside down?

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds changes in patient positioning for MRI from imaging to surgery results in deformation and displacement of the tumor during surgery.

High-tech scans can spare lymphoma patients intensive chemo

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Hodgkin lymphoma patients can be spared the serious side effects of chemotherapy thanks to high-tech scans that can predict the outcome of treatment, according to a study published in the New...

New head-scanning ultrasound technology could help diagnose brain injuries

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Advanced technology that enables medics to scan bleeding in the brain by using ultrasound to make 3-D brain models could save and improve patients' lives.

New study brings fresh hope to sufferers of diabetic neuropathy

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists at Staffordshire University are a step closer to understanding how foot problems experienced by diabetes patients can lead to life threatening ulcers.

New approach to MRI links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The presence of high saturated fatty acids in breast tissue may be a useful indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center...

Bleeding hearts predict future heart failure

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Findings may allow doctors to identify and treat those at risk.The amount a heart 'bleeds' following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure, according to research...

Dialing up chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer with ultrasound

Thu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway have combined a laboratory ultrasound technique called "sonoporation" with the commercially-available chemotherapy compound...

New ultrasound method increases awareness about cancer cells

Wed, 18 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States have developed a method to analyse and separate cells from the blood.

MRI scans are best and safest way to identify high risk heart disease patients

Fri, 13 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are the safest and most effective way to identify high risk patients with cardiac chest pain, according to evidence from a clinical study at the University of...

MRI stronger predictor of major adverse cardiovascular events than standard scan

Mon, 09 May 2016 14:00:00 PDT

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a stronger predictor of risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) than single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) at 5 years follow-up.

Ultrasound headset could detect athletes' concussion on the sidelines

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have revealed how an advanced transcranial Doppler ultrasound device could offer a cheaper, faster and accurate way to diagnose concussion among athletes.

Commercialising gas bubbles for cancer drug delivery

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Researchers are now working to design stable micro-bubbles which, combined with ultrasound, can deliver cancer drugs straight to the target tumour.

Lung ultrasound may be a safe substitute for chest X-ray when diagnosing pneumonia in children

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children and a potential substitute for chest X-ray, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of...

Gray matter abnormality predicts neurodevelopmental problems in smaller premature babies

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain is increasingly used to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants, but the existing systems of analyzing or "scoring" those MRIs rely heavily...

Why white matter matters in insomnia

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PDT

Insomnia can strike anyone at any time, yet the neurology involved is still poorly understood. A new study examines the role of white matter in this exhausting and cryptic malady.