- What are phleboliths and are they safe?
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequ …
- What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
Learn all about testicular ultrasound and its uses. This article explains the procedure, what to expect, and how to prepare for your scan.
- Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?
A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment.
- Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death
Current research investigates the potential of an experimental compound in causing cancer cell 'starvation' by depriving them of access to a key nutrient.
- How writing could make you more altruistic
Researchers reveal that writing about feelings of gratitude in a journal increases altruism in participants who favor charitable giving over themselves.
- Could a spinal fluid test help to diagnose migraine?
After finding a link between higher levels of sodium in cerebrospinal fluid and migraine, researchers suggest it be investigated as a means of diagnosis.
- Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain
MRI brain scans of people with depression and social anxiety show common and specific differences in cortical thickness, compared with healthy people.
- Researchers discover MRI can measure kidney scarring and predict future kidney function
Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital have made what are believed to be two world first discoveries: an MRI can measure kidney damage and can predict future kidney function within one year whil …
- Breast MRI: What you need to know
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may be used to identify abnormal tissue and tumors. Alongside a mammogram, it can be used in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Find out what to expect, how to prepare …
- Adult brains undergo structural changes earlier than we thought
Contrary to common belief, the human brain undergoes structural changes during early to mid-adulthood, according to an analysis of scans of white matter.
- Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging – MRI – multicolor.
- MRI reveals striking brain differences in people with genetic autism
In the first major study of its kind, researchers using MRI have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism, according to a new…
- MRI contrast agents accumulate in the brain
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has provided new guidance in the use of contrast agents during MRI scans.
- Depression may alter brain's white matter structure
In a major study that uses cutting-edge imaging, researchers show that people with depression have alterations in the white matter part of the brain.
- Smokers who receive CT lung screening are more likely to quit
Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who don't, concludes a trial led by Cardiff University.
- Metal-free MRI contrast agent could be safer for some patients
New agent could be used for certain high-risk groups and may enable longer-term tumor imaging.
- What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?
Inmates with psychopathic behavior were asked to make some decisions while inside a brain scanner. The results may change our perception of psychopaths.
- MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar!
In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), contrast agents are used to enhance the imaging of tissue structures.
- Brain scans differentiate two types of empathy
From fMRI scans, researchers find distinct brain markers for empathic care and empathic distress and show that they link differently to eight emotions.
- Shutting down part of our brain can make us more creative
New research uses a cutting-edge technique to better understand the neurological underpinnings of creativity, and finds that a certain brain area is key.