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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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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.

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?

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...