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Does COPD show up on an X-ray?
Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can involve an X-ray, which may show enlarged lungs and diaphragm problems. Doctors may order X-rays and other tests when a person has symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest tightness. Learn more about how doctors interpret X-rays to diagnose the condition here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about head and brain MRI scans
A doctor may use a head and brain MRI scan to check for a range of injuries and abnormalities. Here, gain a detailed understanding of the procedure and how to prepare. (Medical News Today)

MS: Iron levels in brain 'predict disability'
A new type of MRI that accurately monitors irons levels in different brain areas could help identify MS patients at higher risk of physical disability. (Medical News Today)

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 frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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 while... (Medical News Today)

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 for a breast MRI, and how it works. Due to the risk of a false-positive result, it is not recommended for everyone. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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... (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar!
In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), contrast agents are used to enhance the imaging of tissue structures. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

Beyond broken bones, CTs also detect frailty and predict survival
Using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips, a new study led by radiologists from UC Davis and Wake... (Medical News Today)

Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help... (Medical News Today)

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