MRI Scan News

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3/3/2010
Health Tip: Why You May Need an MRI

And what it can detect

3/1/2010
New MRI May Lead to Better Brain Pictures

MIT researchers say technology will yield more on circuitry and activity

2/26/2010
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain

Meditation appears to build up cortex, MRI scans find

2/24/2010
Fitness Boosts Brain Power in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

MRI scans show less structural damage in those who exercise

2/23/2010
Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women

Having both procedures annually may improve life expectancy, study finds

2/18/2010
Anxiety Disorder Patients Process Emotions Differently

MRI scans show abnormal brain activity, researchers say

2/12/2010
MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care

Repeat procedure rates are unchanged when scans are used, study finds

2/11/2010
ADHD Brain May Be a Little Different

Ventral striatum is smaller, which may explain impulsiveness, researchers say

2/10/2010
With Anorexia, Body May Hoard Fat in Bones

Finding may help explain osteoporosis among those with the eating disorder

2/3/2010
Brain Scans Suggest Some Vegetative Patients May Be Aware

But researchers caution against giving families false hope

2/2/2010
CT Scans Deemed Best for Checking Heart Arteries

But if it's muscle tissue that needs examining, use MRI, expert says

1/27/2010
New Scan May Help Find Aggressive Prostate Tumors

Process is among several that use a variation of MRI technology

1/23/2010
Self-Image Linked to Activity in Frontal Lobe of Brain

People with high self-regard use brain area less, MRI scans show

1/20/2010
Brain Scans Reveal Video Gamers' Secrets

Certain regions of striatum were larger in best players, study found

1/5/2010
Start Mammograms by 40, Breast Imaging Experts Say

New guidelines also call for annual screening by 30 for high-risk women

12/22/2009
Many High-Risk Women Refuse Breast MRI

Though it helps ID early breast cancer, 42 percent in study declined free test

12/15/2009
Patients With Pacemakers Should Avoid MRI Scans

Study examines potential for injury when doctors decide benefits of imaging outweigh the risks

12/8/2009
Beating Heart Differs by Gender, Age: Study

New imaging techniques could lead to better diagnoses, experts say

12/1/2009
Serious Pregnancy Complication Detected With MRI

Placenta accreta is increasingly common but more easily identified, study finds

11/20/2009
Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some

Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

11/14/2009
Gestures Processed in Brain's Language Center

Talking with your hands could be linked to evolution, research suggests

11/6/2009
New Smells 'Etched' in Brain: Study

Findings might play a role in boosting memories -- or forgetting them, researchers say

11/6/2009
Cooling May Reduce Brain Lesions in Newborns

Treatment after oxygen deprivation accounts for better motor skills later, study suggests

11/4/2009
Waiting, Wondering About Radiology Results Irks Patients

Getting details in writing would be ideal, survey finds

10/14/2009
More MRI Machines May Mean More Back Surgeries

But many of these procedures will not help patients, researchers warn

10/5/2009
Focused Radiation Protects Tumor Patients' Brain Function

Researchers recommend standard treatment with monitoring over whole-brain radiotherapy

9/28/2009
Docs Miss Test Results -- Even With Alerts

Communication woes still plague medical system, researchers find

9/24/2009
Steps Start to Add Up to a Math Path in the Brain

With functional MRI, researchers see that numbers trigger distinct activity patterns

9/9/2009
Brain Scans Could Help Spot Schizophrenia Earlier

Imaging technology might advance treatment of psychotic disorders, researchers say

8/28/2009
Scans Shed New Light on Concussions

Technology helps detect hidden brain damage, study shows

8/24/2009
MRI Might Find Early Alzheimer's

Detection could help slow down the disease, study says

8/21/2009
Depression's Effect on Pleasure Is Real

Using scans, researchers spot changes in the way the brain responds to music

8/13/2009
MRI May Not Improve Breast Cancer Outcome

But it does increase likelihood of extensive surgery, researchers say

7/7/2009
MRI May Help Find Deep Endometriosis

Scan can pinpoint cases that do and do not require surgery, researcher says

6/23/2009
Determining Who Will Respond to Brain Tumor Therapy

Blood biomarker, combined with MRI scan, helps predict outcome, study finds

5/28/2009
Brain Scans Show Differences in Cocaine Addicts

Regions affected when thinking about drugs could be targets for treatments, researchers say

5/14/2009
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion

Swiss scientists tracked response to words via MRI

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/7/2009
Consider TIAs an Emergency, Groups Urge

Experts say risk of full-blown stroke is higher than once thought

5/4/2009
Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism

These children tend to have larger amygdala, a neural center for emotion

4/20/2009
'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

Since they leave few signs, imaging reveals patients at much greater risk for death

4/15/2009
Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

Condition may arise from abnormalities in nerve fiber bundles, scientists say

3/26/2009
New MRI Technology Expands Its Power

Signal thousand times stronger than current imaging, researchers say

3/12/2009
Brain Scans Shed Light on Dyslexia

Mismatch occurs between seeing letter and the sound it represents, study suggests

2/19/2009
Thrill-Seekers' Brains May Be Wired Differently

Region that affects addictive behavior is linked to risk-taking, too, study finds

2/16/2009
Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI

The technology can supplement, but not replace, standard screening, they say

2/11/2009
'Near-Wins' Boost Desire to Keep Gambling

Brain sees these as special events, even though result is technically a loss

2/6/2009
Imaging of Low Back Pain Fails to Change Outcomes

Study finds no real difference whether people were scanned or not

1/20/2009
MRI Scans Reveal Post-Heart Attack Bleeding

Images could offer doctors a better assessment of patient's condition, chances of recovery

1/14/2009
Brain 'Switchboard' Separates Learning, Remembering

Recall process appears to suppress ability to absorb new information, imaging study finds