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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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Algorithm predicts whether high-risk babies will develop autism

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...