MRI Scan News

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10/9/2012
New MRI Might Help Spot Heart Disease Early: Study

Technique uses multiple images to improve chances of diagnosing coronary artery disease

9/12/2012
3-D Imaging Might Make Some Surgeries Safer

French doctors used virtual model to help them navigate patient's neck during operation

9/4/2012
Many Heart Attacks May Go Unrecognized in Seniors

Study authors say these 'silent' attacks raise the risk of dying just as much as recognized ones

9/4/2012
Combat Stress Linked to Brain Changes in Study

Some problems resolve with time, but others persist, researchers say

8/30/2012
Frequent MRI Scanner Exposure Might Affect Memory: Study

Magnetic field remains even when imaging not taking place

8/8/2012
Brain Scans May Spot Teens at Risk for Problem Drinking

Findings also point to harms of excessive alcohol use

7/31/2012
Imaging Tests Up Among Advanced Cancer Patients

Guidelines needed regarding use post-diagnosis, study says

7/18/2012
Study Gives First Evidence That Adult Human Lungs Can Regrow

Researchers speculate growth was stimulated, at least in part, by stretching caused by exercise

7/17/2012
Sodium Buildup in Brain Linked to Disability in MS Patients

Those with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis have high levels of the mineral, study says

7/11/2012
Does Stress Management Slow MS?

Therapy seems to stop new brain lesions but only for duration of treatment, study finds

7/10/2012
Cell-Based 'Tracking Devices' Might Help Monitor Treatments

Following trail of tiny iron filings, docs might observe heart changes, stem-cell treatments

6/12/2012
Huge Rise in CT, MRI, Ultrasound Scan Use: Study

But it's not clear if they're needed or overused

5/23/2012
Breast MRI Best at Tracking Response to Chemo: Study

It was better than clinical exam in determining if treatment was working before breast cancer surgery

4/24/2012
New Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Brain scans show less activity in area related to reward response, researchers report

4/19/2012
'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age

Study suggests letting go of missed opportunities is linked to healthy mental aging

4/6/2012
Diagnostic Scans Tied to Radiation Risk for Gastro Patients

Irish study finds rise in radiation exposure over decade parallels increased use of CT

4/4/2012
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests

Many patients could safely avoid X-rays, MRIs, heart stress tests and other common procedures, docs say

4/3/2012
Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

3/29/2012
The Human Brain: Not a Tangle, But a Grid

Scientists use high-tech imaging to discover simple logic of brain's layout

3/21/2012
Brain Scans Suggest How Alzheimer's Spreads

Finding shows disease moves through linked nerve cells

3/19/2012
Study Explains How Shock Therapy Might Ease Severe Depression

Treatment appears to reduce connections in a part of the brain involved in thought and socializing

3/6/2012
Brain Scans Overused on U.S. Stroke Patients, Study Says

Most get both MRI and CT imaging, adding to rising medical costs

3/6/2012
Computerization May Not Curb Medical Tests, Costs

Doctors order more scans if they have easy access to results, study shows

2/17/2012
Brain Scans Might Spot Autism as Early as 6 Months of Age

Preliminary study says communication links in brain drop off before symptoms appear

2/14/2012
Brain Scans May One Day Be Used to Predict Dementia

Scientists also might be able to test effectiveness of Alzheimer's meds by tracking brain changes

2/10/2012
Brain Scans May Predict How People Learn

Small study suggests ability to sift through 'noise' determines mastery of new skill

2/9/2012
Fear of Lawsuits Influences Care From Most Orthopedic Surgeons: Survey

More than 95 percent said they ordered unnecessary tests, referrals and hospitalizations to protect themselves

1/25/2012
Many Docs Use Costly MRIs to Diagnose Nerve Condition: Study

Cheaper tests to spot diabetes-linked nerve damage are effective, researchers say

1/24/2012
Lack of ZZZs May Fuel Appetite

Not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain over time, researchers say

1/23/2012
Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read

Study findings might help identify at-risk children at younger age

12/30/2011
Multiple Sclerosis May Cause Changes in Thalamus: Study

Small study finds that MS might reduce volume in area of brain affecting thought process

12/23/2011
Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today

Study finds multiple visits common in pre-op period, urges better coordination

12/21/2011
Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimer's, Study Suggests

But medical value of screening isn't obvious yet

12/12/2011
Study Questions Use of MRI Before Back-Pain Injections

Routine imaging has little clinical value for certain patients, study says

11/30/2011
Docs Who Own MRIs Order Far More Scans

Imaging tests more likely to come back negative, suggesting they were unnecessary, researchers say

11/29/2011
New Software Might Help Predict Difficult Childbirth

Using 3-D reconstructions, program scores a mother's likelihood of normal delivery

11/28/2011
Head Size Tied to Regressive Autism in Boys

Larger head circumference not seen in early onset autism or in girls, study says

11/28/2011
Violent Video Games May Alter Brain Function: Study

It's not clear what those changes mean though, experts note

11/28/2011
Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD

Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

11/11/2011
ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood

Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

11/10/2011
Brain Study Suggests Some Vegetative Patients Are Aware

EEG technology might one day lead to way to communicate to the outside world, researchers say

10/7/2011
Simple MRIs Safe for Children, Study Says

But health risks rise when sedation, contrast dyes are used, researchers say

10/6/2011
MRI Safe With More Recent Defibrillators, Pacemakers: Study

People with newer implanted heart devices can have scans for other medical problems, research finds

10/4/2011
Stress May Affect Preemies' Brains, Study Shows

Intensive-care stressors range from diaper changes to invasive procedures

9/23/2011
Magnetic Field May Cause MRI-Induced Vertigo

MRI magnets put force on inner ear fluid, impacting balance, researchers say

9/22/2011
Scientists Reconstruct the 'Movies in Our Minds'

Using MRI scans and computers, they interpreted brain patterns as people watched film trailers

9/20/2011
MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study

Compared with mammograms, scans are better for those at-risk, but cost needs to be lowered

9/16/2011
Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky

Stress, hunger trigger fluctuating levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain, scans show

9/15/2011
Problem Drinking Linked to Brain Damage

It damages very areas critical to quitting drinking, research shows

9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find