Another study is adding to the growing body of evidence that CT scans in childhood can be linked to cancer later on.
CT scans can reveal a remarkable amount of useful medical information, but more studies underscore the need to balance the benefits of that knowledge with the risks of being exposed to the scans’ small amounts of radiation.
The latest research connects migraines with more of the brain lesions, although their health impact isn’t clear
Women with dense breasts are considered at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, in part because their tumors can be harder to spot on a mammogram. But a recent and reassuring study finds that despite their slightly …
It’s not clear why a 24-year-old German woman agreed to give birth amid the deafening knocks and thuds of an MRI machine. But doctors were psyched to gain real-time insight into how babies are born.
The use of CT scans, MRIs and other imaging tests has skyrocketed over the last 15 years, leading some experts to raise alarms over the potential risks of patients’ increased exposure to radiation.
Is Fido really excited to see you? Or is the panting and tail wagging simply a sign that he’s anticipating a treat?
An experimental treatment for prostate cancer tumors using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) shows promise as an effective treatment with fewer side effects than existing therapies.
Researchers have identified two genes that affect brain size and may be linked not only to IQ, but also to our risk of developing brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Nine professional medical societies are urging doctors and patients to cut back on unnecessary tests and procedures. The question is, Are they listening?
The breast cancer screening debate continues. A new study finds that adding ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) tests to annual mammogram screenings can increase cancer detection in women with higher-than-average risk …
On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first pacemaker designed to be used safely during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The device, the Revo MRI SureScan Pacing System by Medtronic, was first …