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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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What happens during a testicular ultrasound?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Learn all about testicular ultrasound and its uses. This article explains the procedure, what to expect, and how to prepare for your scan.

Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Current research investigates the potential of an experimental compound in causing cancer cell 'starvation' by depriving them of access to a key nutrient.

How writing could make you more altruistic

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that writing about feelings of gratitude in a journal increases altruism in participants who favor charitable giving over themselves.

Could a spinal fluid test help to diagnose migraine?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

After finding a link between higher levels of sodium in cerebrospinal fluid and migraine, researchers suggest it be investigated as a means of diagnosis.

Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

MRI brain scans of people with depression and social anxiety show common and specific differences in cortical thickness, compared with healthy people.

Researchers discover MRI can measure kidney scarring and predict future kidney function

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital have made what are believed to be two world first discoveries: an MRI can measure kidney damage and can predict future kidney function within one year while...

Breast MRI: What you need to know

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may be used to identify abnormal tissue and tumors. Learn how to prepare for a breast MRI, the risks, and how it works.

Adult brains undergo structural changes earlier than we thought

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Contrary to common belief, the human brain undergoes structural changes during early to mid-adulthood, according to an analysis of scans of white matter.

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolor.

MRI reveals striking brain differences in people with genetic autism

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the first major study of its kind, researchers using MRI have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism, according to a new...

MRI contrast agents accumulate in the brain

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has provided new guidance in the use of contrast agents during MRI scans.

Depression may alter brain's white matter structure

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In a major study that uses cutting-edge imaging, researchers show that people with depression have alterations in the white matter part of the brain.

Smokers who receive CT lung screening are more likely to quit

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who don't, concludes a trial led by Cardiff University.

Metal-free MRI contrast agent could be safer for some patients

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New agent could be used for certain high-risk groups and may enable longer-term tumor imaging.

What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inmates with psychopathic behavior were asked to make some decisions while inside a brain scanner. The results may change our perception of psychopaths.

MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar!

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), contrast agents are used to enhance the imaging of tissue structures.

Brain scans differentiate two types of empathy

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

From fMRI scans, researchers find distinct brain markers for empathic care and empathic distress and show that they link differently to eight emotions.

Shutting down part of our brain can make us more creative

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research uses a cutting-edge technique to better understand the neurological underpinnings of creativity, and finds that a certain brain area is key.

Beyond broken bones, CTs also detect frailty and predict survival

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips, a new study led by radiologists from UC Davis and Wake...

Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help...

MRI use may "change the equation" for prostate cancer screening

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Screening for prostate cancer is controversial. It can save lives, but it can also lead to unnecessary diagnoses, followed by surgical or radiation procedures, which themselves may lead to severe...

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.