MRI Scan News

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8/24/2011
Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could be important when treatments become available, experts say

7/26/2011
Fatty 'Comfort' Foods May Alter Brain's Response to Sadness

Researchers probing the power of these foods track neural changes in scans

7/13/2011
Low 'Empathy' Response in Brain Might Point to Autism Gene

Siblings of patients have similar reduced brain activity when viewing others' emotions, scans show

7/12/2011
Bladder Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Care: Study

Complex guidelines rarely followed in full for high-grade tumors, researchers find

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/22/2011
Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism

Inability of right and left hemispheres to communicate might be early marker, researchers say

6/17/2011
Kids With Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization

OK to discharge most children with normal CT scan after minor blunt trauma, study suggests

6/10/2011
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

6/8/2011
Impaired Heart Function Seen in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

Scans showed poor blood flow during exercise compared with other study participants

5/31/2011
Study Suggests Special MRI Might Help Diagnose Autism

Scans found less responsiveness in language areas of brain, researchers report

5/25/2011
Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

But so was having no religious affiliation, researchers say

5/6/2011
Therapy Dogs May Help Ease Anxiety of MRI

Patients were calmed, helping improve image quality, study says

5/2/2011
Brains of Autistic Kids Still Larger at Age 4, 5

Study suggests enlargement might occur at around 1 year

4/27/2011
When Docs Own MRIs, Back Pain Scans Increase: Study

Expert says patients should ask referring physicians if they have a stake in imaging equipment

3/4/2011
Extra Tests Not a Deterrent to Experimental Cancer Therapy

Some patients in clinical trials willing to undergo up to 2 tumor biopsies per study, researchers find

2/22/2011
Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers

Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

2/15/2011
Fear of Lawsuits May Be Leading to Extra Medical Tests

'Defensive imaging' is wasting health-care resources, expert says

2/8/2011
FDA Approves First Pacemaker Deemed Safe During MRIs

But use limited to certain patients, certain body parts and certain scanning parameters, agency notes

2/8/2011
MRI-Friendly Pacemaker Approved

System designed to work with magnetic resonance imaging devices

1/31/2011
Most X-Rays, Scans Unnecessary for Acute Low Back Pain

Expensive tests don't improve outcomes, have potential for harm, says physician group

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/31/2011
Odds of Quitting Smoking May Be Clear on Scans

Activity in front part of brain can predict behavior, researchers say

1/20/2011
Experts' Brains Work Differently Than Amateurs'

Study found professional shogi players used unique regions to play the chess-like game

1/18/2011
Smoking Scenes in Movies Light Up Smokers' Brains

MRI scans show that seeing cigarettes on-screen activates response to cravings

12/27/2010
Size of Key Brain Region Linked to Size of Your Social Network

Study found that the amygdala, involved with emotions, may predict number, richness of relationships

12/2/2010
Brain Scan Might Someday Spot Autism

Type of MRI showed structural differences in brain circuitry in males with the disorder

11/29/2010
Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study

Although not currently recommended, adding it to mammography can detect new cancers, researchers say

11/9/2010
Scientists Use Tarantulas to Explore Human Fear

MRIs showed that videos of the spiders activated many different parts of the brain

11/2/2010
MRI Images May Pinpoint Time of Stroke

'Surrogate clock' could increase the number of patients eligible for clot-busting therapy: researchers

10/18/2010
New Guidelines Issued for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's

Experts publish consensus with ultimate goal of improving patients' lives

10/15/2010
Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study

Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

10/5/2010
MRI, CT Scans for ER Patients Triple Over Decade

But researchers question whether patients benefit

9/9/2010
Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids

Researcher suggests tests may give warning if child's brain growth is behind schedule

9/8/2010
Emergency Visits for Stomach Pain Rose Over Decade

Use of medical imaging also increased, U.S. government study found

8/17/2010
Less Invasive Biopsies Gain Favor

Most now being done through the skin, guided by imaging, researchers say

7/27/2010
In Conversation, People's Brains Can Mirror Each Other

Study found neural patterns were most similar when people really 'got' each other

7/19/2010
Parents Can Help Limit Kids' Exposure to Medical Imaging

Expert advises asking some questions before allowing X-rays or CT scans

7/12/2010
New Guidelines Urge Use of MRI Over CT Scan in Stroke Patients

American Academy of Neurology now says diffusion MRI best for detecting blockage

6/25/2010
How Brain Organizes Info Doesn't Depend on Sight

Scans revealed that thought processes occurred in same areas for sighted and blind people, study found

6/17/2010
Shared Opinions Light Up Brain's 'Reward Center'

Finding your thoughts validated by others brings mental satisfaction, study finds

6/14/2010
Scientists Spot More Genes Related to Alzheimer's

Finding might one day lead to new targets, treatments, researcher says

5/19/2010
New Hope for Early Detection of Autism

Brain scans of sleeping toddlers show differences in response to bedtime stories

5/6/2010
Near-Wins May Trigger Problem Gamblers

Scans detect intense brain response in certain folks at slot machines

5/6/2010
Brain Develops Differently in Fragile X Syndrome

MRI scans reveal anatomical alterations in children with genetic disorder

5/3/2010
Aggressive Action Urged When Evaluating Breast Lesions

Suspicious growths in high-risk patients should be classified as soon as possible, researchers say

4/27/2010
Imaging Costs Soar for Medicare Cancer Patients

Whether more scans are wasteful or improve outcomes isn't known, experts say

3/26/2010
MRI Beats X-Ray for Spotting Fractures in ER

Accurate diagnosis of hip, pelvic breaks cuts costs, speeds treatment, expert says

3/22/2010
Medical Scans Used Most in Atlanta, Least in Seattle

Study finds wide variation in MRI, CT uptake depending on region

3/14/2010
Scans May Be Misleading for Hockey Players

MRIs shouldn't take the place of a good clinical exam, study finds

3/12/2010
MRIs May Detect Hidden Tumors in Breast Cancer Patients

Older women with cancer in one breast should have other one scanned, researchers say