Imaging Device Health News

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11/2/2017
8/31/2017
Eating Feeds 'Feel Good' Hormones in the Brain

Overstimulation of this system could play a role in obesity, researchers say

8/16/2017
Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain

Are you responding to cost rather than quality?

8/8/2017
Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

8/3/2017
Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers

Pro fighters, like football players, are at risk of mental impairment

7/26/2017
Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia

In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

7/20/2017
Scans May Show Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients

Bedside exams often miss subtle signs that patient is 'awake,' study says

7/12/2017
CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

7/11/2017
Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

5/18/2017
Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

3/27/2017
Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

3/22/2017
Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness

These differences appear to boost hearing, smell and touch, researchers say

3/20/2017
Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans

Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

2/28/2017
Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives

Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

2/16/2017
Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

1/31/2017
Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

1/31/2017
Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

1/11/2017
Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?

Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

1/9/2017
Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young

Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

12/21/2016
'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/9/2016
Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

12/5/2016
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

12/2/2016
Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

11/30/2016
First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

11/29/2016
Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

11/28/2016
Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players

The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

11/22/2016
Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

11/22/2016
Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

11/8/2016
Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment

People with Lewy body dementia generally don't lose volume in the hippocampus, study shows

10/25/2016
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

8/25/2016
For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery?

Noninvasive technique helps patients who don't respond to medication, study says

8/23/2016
Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

6/27/2016
Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

5/16/2016
Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely

And trying to get hospitals to reveal the price can be tricky, study authors say

4/13/2016
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

4/5/2016
Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study

People with insomnia said to have more white matter abnormalities

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/1/2016
A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart

Regular drinkers had fewer heart attacks, less calcium buildup in their arteries, study finds

2/22/2016
Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans

Study finds using costly test as first option for follow-up may not improve survival

2/8/2016
Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

1/19/2016
California Sees Doubling of CT Scans for Minor Injuries, Study Finds

Researchers concerned about potentially unnecessary radiation exposure

1/14/2016
High Deductibles = Fewer Imaging Tests: Study

Insurance costs keep patients from seeking X-ray, CT or MRI scans, researchers report

1/7/2016
New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

Technology may help surgeons identify and remove more malignant cells

12/28/2015
Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study

But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find

12/2/2015
MRI Can Spot Early Signs of Knee Arthritis: Study

Even when X-rays are normal, the scans can signal need for preventive steps, researchers say

11/11/2015
Brain Scans May Reveal Which Coma Patients Will Recover

But study was small and more research is needed before technique can be used to guide patient care, author says

10/21/2015
Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

10/1/2015
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

9/24/2015
MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting