MRI Scan News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/20/2006
Imaging Compound May Catch Early Alzheimer's

New scanning technique may help researchers find novel treatments

12/14/2006
Study Finds Laughter Is Truly Contagious

Positive sounds trigger brain response that helps us interact socially

12/13/2006
Brain Lesions After Stroke May Predict Future Episodes

MRI scans could help foretell patients' risk for subsequent incidences

9/22/2006
New Technique Tracks Pancreatic Islet Survival

Using MRI with approved contrast agent offers better tool for monitoring

8/22/2006
Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Lower IQ Scores, Learning Impairment

Whether damage is permanent or reversible needs further investigation, study says

8/21/2006
Finding Adds Another Piece to Autism Puzzle

Accelerated brain growth not a factor in these kids, researchers claim

5/17/2006
Brain Scans Get at Roots of Prejudice

Liberals' minds lit up differently when thinking about conservatives

1/31/2006
Brain Scans May Beat Polygraphs at Lie Detection

Study found 14 areas of brain lit up when lying; only seven did during truth-telling

12/29/2005
Brain Scans Show How Memories Are Retrieved

'Mental time travel' takes you back to creation of a memory, researcher says

5/30/2005
CT Scans, MRI Not to Blame For Rising Health Costs

These pricey tests may actually shorten hospital stays, study finds

5/16/2005
MRI/Mammo Combo Spots Most Breast Tumors

Dual treatment caught almost all cancers in high-risk women

3/24/2005
HRT Can Cloud Breast Cancer Screens

MRIs can be misread because hormone therapy makes tissue more dense, study says

3/8/2005
MRI Safe for Those With Pacemakers, Defibrillators

The finding applies only to recent models of these implanted devices, however

2/4/2005
New Scan Spots Drugs' Effects on Fetus

Combination of MRI and PET should also aid research

12/15/2004
Where Fear Lives

Study finds brain area that stores unconscious dread

12/13/2004
Study Condemns Marketing of Imaging Tests

Researchers say direct pitch to consumers not balanced, backed up

12/8/2004
Breast MRIs Won't Obviate Need for Biopsy

Cancer screens sensitive, but they don't catch everything

12/6/2004
More Proof That Chimp, Human Brains Share Similarities

New research shows close matches in structure between the two

12/2/2004
MRI Can Spot Foot Trouble in Basketball Players

Scan identifies early threat of season-ending injuries

12/1/2004
Some Breast Cancer Screens Better Than Others

Study says MRI catches tumors missed by mammography in high-risk women

11/30/2004
Scans May Spot Bipolar Disorder

Can detect metabolic differences in key areas of brain

11/29/2004
Liars Can't Hide From fMRI

Real-time brain scans spot fibbers, study finds

10/26/2004
MRI Spots Vessel Trouble

Provides guidance, improves treatment of low-flow vascular malformations

10/4/2004
Early Scan Helps Spinal Injury Recovery

MRI can show doctors which patients would benefit from surgery

10/1/2004
MRIs Catch Missed Breast Malignancies

Study finds them more effective than mammography

9/28/2004
MRI Improves Success of Brain Surgery

Helps surgeons remove tumor and all residual cancer in one operation

9/14/2004
MRI Top Breast-Screening Test for High-Risk Women

Finds more tumors in those genetically prone, study finds

7/28/2004
MRI Spots Breast Tumors in High-Risk Women

It beats mammography, but isn't advised for women at normal risk

6/22/2004
Brain Lesions Appear After Temporary Amnesia

Delayed MRI scanning detects tissue damage

3/23/2004
New Guidelines for Detecting Cerebral Palsy Early

Brain scans recommended for children with suspected disorder

3/23/2004
More Clues to Autism's Origin

Study finds it closely linked to slow language development

1/7/2004
New Picture of Rare Childhood Disorder

Brain scan of boy with hyperplexia provides new insight

12/23/2003
Combined Scans Speed Cancer Treatment

PET/CT gives a better picture faster than MRI, study says

12/1/2003
Faster Brain Images Help Stroke Patients

New MRI technology improves diagnosis

11/25/2003
MRI May Predict Dementia in the Healthy

Images find greater loss of brain mass is key

9/30/2003
Novel MRI Finds Clues to Developmental Delays

Technology may offer new ways to diagnose childhood disorders, assess treatments

7/21/2003
Dyslexia Therapy Gets Kids' Brains on Track

Study finds intense instruction works in three weeks

7/3/2003
MRI Predicts Course of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scans pick up early signs of aggressive disease, Australian study finds

6/23/2003
The Brain Won't Feign the Pain

MRIs show activity lights up in those most sensitive

6/23/2003
Scanning for Heart Disease

Combination imaging offers good evaluation of coronary damage

6/18/2003
New Scans Pinpoint Spread of Prostate Cancer

Cutting-edge MRIs find even tiny metastases to lymph nodes

6/10/2003
MRI Spots Impending Stroke

Study finds scan helps detect dangerous plaque

6/3/2003
MRIs Don't Improve Back Pain Care

They're costlier than X-rays, and lead to unnecessary surgery

5/7/2003
New Way to Detect Stroke

Diffusion-weighted MRI better than CT at diagnosing it

5/5/2003
MRI Can Pinpoint Testicular Problems

Imaging technique gives more detailed picture of abnormalities than ultrasound

4/29/2003
Shedding Light on Asthma

New imaging technique may help doctors treat breathing disorder more effectively

4/2/2003
Caffeine Can Cloud MRIs

Drinking it can skew results on brain scans, study finds

3/31/2003
Low-Dose Radiation Harms Cells Longer

But researcher says it could be a protective mechanism

1/23/2003
Can't Remember Names?

Blame your hippocampus, a new study says

10/14/2002
MRI Predicts Heart Attack Risk

Imaging test creating 'revolution' in heart care