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Breast MRI versus Mammography

Breast MRI results in slightly higher cancer detection rates and more biopsies that are benign.

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TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breast MRI screening is a good way to detect small tumors, but it's unclear how much it benefits women with a history of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Right now, experts recommend that breast cancer survivors have yearly mammograms to help catch any recurrences early. An unresolved question is whether adding breast MRI to that screening is...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have tattoos, it's probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say.

While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported. Researchers said there had been no systematic studies of how safe it is for people with tattoos to have an MRI.

Reported s...

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Higher costs, not better patient care, explain why the United States spends much more on health care than other developed countries, a new study indicates.

U.S. health care spending was $9,892 per person in 2016. That was about 25 percent more than second-place Switzerland's $7,919 and more than twice as high as Canada's $4,753, researchers fou...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasounds and MRIs during pregnancy and after birth can detect most Zika-related brain abnormalities in infants, researchers report.

If a woman is infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy, her child can be born with microcephaly and other severe brain defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The new...

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests.

The analysis also indicates that men and women who have had a concussion are also more likely to consider or attempt suicide.

The investigators stressed that the absolute risk of s...

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often live with uncertainty because it's hard to predict how quickly the disease will progress and how disabling it might become.

But researchers hope a new MRI test that tracks iron levels in the brain will help answer those questions.

The test -- called quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM)...

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new MRI scanning technique can help doctors better nail down when a person has suffered a stroke and whether clot-busting drugs will help preserve their brain.

This technique could save the brains of some people who suffer "wake-up" strokes, where symptoms become apparent after they wake from a night's sleep, said lead researcher Dr. Gotz T...

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report.

In a study in Germany, the new technique reduced false-positive findings by 70 percent. The scan was also able to detect 98 percent of breast cancers c...

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before they go in for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, patients may have questions about their screening. But new research finds at least one in every five people saying they received no information about their procedures beforehand.

"This is an important finding in today's health care system, where we want more patient engagement and involvement," ...

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A long-feared shortage of a substance used in millions of medical imaging procedures each year in the United States appears to have been avoided, federal officials report.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved a new technology to produce the country's own supply of the substance -- a radioisotope called Te...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices.

Researchers tested the safety of MRIs on more than 1,500 people who had older pacemakers or implantable defibrillators -- called legacy devices -- that the U.S. Foo...

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday called for tougher warnings and "additional research" into a dye commonly used with standard MRIs.

The dye -- a "contrast agent" -- contains a metal called gadolinium. It made news recently after claims from actor Chuck Norris that its use during MRI scans seriously affected his wife's brain.<...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent claims from actor Chuck Norris that a dye commonly used during MRI scans seriously sickened his wife, a new study finds no evidence to support such a link.

The substance in question is gadolinium. It's a metal found in contrast agents that are injected into the body during an MRI scan, to enhance the quality of the images.

THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing they're at increased risk for breast cancer isn't enough to persuade many women to get MRI screenings -- even if they're free.

Researchers studied more than 1,000 women in a U.S. military health system who had a 20 percent or greater lifetime risk of breast cancer due to genetics or personal or family history.

Between 2015 ...

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who receive general anesthesia for surgery before they're 1 year old may have less white matter in their brains, a small study suggests.

The researchers said they also found that the integrity, or structure, of the white matter might have been affected.

White matter is tissue that connects different parts of the brain.

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THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How come some people can just walk on by a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, while others grab a handful as they pass?

Brain scans done on teenagers may provide a clue. Researchers found that the brains of overweight teens were less active in areas that help with impulse control when teens were shown pictures of food.

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TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Playing contact sports like football or ice hockey can alter the structure and function of the brain, Canadian researchers report.

Brain scans showed that these changes were particularly pronounced in sports that have the greatest risk of body contact.

"There is growing concern about the risk of collisions in sport. However, most of...

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with a particular genetic cause of autism show structural abnormalities in the brain that are readily detected with noninvasive imaging, according to a new study.

Using MRI brain scans, researchers found clear brain structure abnormalities in people with autism caused, in part, by defects in chromosome 16.

Those MRI findings w...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain injuries among pro football players are in the headlines, but pro fighters often suffer damaging head injuries, too.

Now, research with boxers and mixed martial arts professionals suggests that combination MRI technology can help pinpoint which injuries might lead to brain damage.

In the boxing ring, as on the football field...

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking to yourself in the third person can help control your emotions when you're upset, new research suggests.

The findings are based on experiments in which volunteers underwent brain scans while confronted with upsetting situations.

For example, a man named Fred is upset about a recent romantic breakup. By reflecting on his feeli...

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated brain scans might be able to detect consciousness in brain injury patients who appear unconscious in the intensive care unit, a new study says.

"Early detection of consciousness and brain function in the intensive care unit could allow families to make more informed decisions about the care of loved ones," said study co-lead au...

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