MRI Scan News

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11/29/2017
10/26/2017
9/1/2017
Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

8/31/2017
Brain Scans Offer Clues to Why Some Teens Pile on Pounds

Imaging showed less activity in the areas responsible for reining in impulses

8/22/2017
More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain

Some changes in structure, chemistry seen in college athletes who take hits during play

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

8/1/2017
Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself

Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

7/20/2017
MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care

Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging

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

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

6/7/2017
Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism in High-Risk Babies

In small study, technique identified 82 percent of infants later diagnosed with the disorder

6/1/2017
MS-Related Brain Changes May Affect Social Skills

Study might explain why some multiple sclerosis patients stop understanding what others are feeling

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

3/15/2017
Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury

Scans reveal white-matter decline after some accidents, researchers say

2/22/2017
MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices …

… if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

2/15/2017
Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

2/10/2017
Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study

The longer the mission, the greater the changes, scans suggest

1/18/2017
MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care

Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

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

12/15/2016
MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study

Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

12/5/2016
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

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

11/21/2016
New Fetal Views in 3-D

Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb

11/11/2016
PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show

Changes in brain regions seemed to differ by gender, researchers say

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

11/2/2016
Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says

Physical therapy, heat and ice packs, injections may help

10/28/2016
Researchers: We Found Area of Brain That Responds to Placebo

Finding could lead to development of more personalized pain medication, scientists say

9/6/2016
MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study

But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

8/2/2016
High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack

Study found improved heart function, less scarring

7/11/2016
Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor

Uses MRI to help destroy brain tissue that's behind involuntary movement

6/22/2016
Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

5/31/2016
Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

4/20/2016
How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow

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

People with insomnia said to have more white matter abnormalities

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

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

1/5/2016
Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder

Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

12/24/2015
Losing Pancreas Fat May Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Small study reports good results after weight-loss surgery

12/21/2015
Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

12/18/2015
Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

Findings could help improve treatments, researchers say

12/15/2015
ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study

But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

12/1/2015
Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound

Bright flash shows up as gas bubble forms in joints, researchers report

11/30/2015
Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

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

9/17/2015
Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients

Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

9/16/2015
Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

9/15/2015
MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Military study suggests patients might get better, more timely treatments if scans are done promptly

8/24/2015
CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

8/21/2015
Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study

Repeated blows to the head in youth may cause structural disruptions, researcher says

8/5/2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

7/30/2015
In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility