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10 months 1 week ago

Monday Night QB - Peyton Manning's Ankles

Peyton Manning's MRI came back negative Monday. He doesn't have any additional damage to a sore right ankle. However, the Denver Post reports the Broncos quarterback aggravated his right high ankle sprain. He has been playing with two sore ankles for a while now, but hasn't missed any game time....

3 years 11 months ago

Autism shows up in brain scans

Doctors may someday be able to use brain scans to diagnose autism. To work properly -- the right and left hemispheres of the brain must work together. But researchers at the University of Utah found distinct differences in the way the two hemispheres communicated in people with autism. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Hospital ERs increase use of CT and MRI

When someone comes into the emergency room with an injury the chance they'll get a CT scan or MRI is more likely now than ever before. A nationwide study finds emergency doctors ordered medical imaging for about 6-percent of injured patients in 1998. In 2007, that percentage rose to...

4 years 3 months ago

Back pain widely overtreated

A recent estimate has Americans spending a staggering $86 billion a year to care for aching backs. The money covers MRIs, pain pills, nerve blocks and a host of other treatments. But research finds little evidence that the patients got better as medical bills soared over the past decade....

4 years 7 months ago

CDC: MRI and other diagnostic scans have tripled

New government statistics show the rate of high-tech diagnostic imaging has dramatically increased since the mid-1990s. From 1996 to 2007, the frequency of MRI, CT or PET scans done in emergency rooms quadrupled. And the frequency nearly tripled for doctor offices and outpatient hospital visits. The Centers for Disease Control...

4 years 7 months ago

CDC: MRI and other diagnostic scans have tripled

New government statistics show the rate of high-tech diagnostic imaging has dramatically increased since the mid-1990s. From 1996 to 2007, the frequency of MRI , CT or PET scans done in emergency rooms quadrupled. And the frequency nearly tripled for doctor offices and outpatient hospital visits. The Centers for Disease...

4 years 10 months ago

MRIs vital to sports stars

Have you ever noticed that MRIs are the go-to test for multi-million dollar per-year sports stars? Just this week, The San Antonio Spurs used an MRI to confirm that Tim Duncan's swollen left ankle had no structural damage. In fact, stadiums and arenas have MRI machines right in the...

4 years 10 months ago

MRI proof: Web surfing increases brain activity

Surfing the internet could provide the brain boost elderly adults are seeking. Researchers at UCLA studied 24 older adults who didn't have dementia. Half regularly used the internet, the other half had very little experience. All the participants performed internet searches for an hour each day, for seven days....

4 years 10 months ago

MRI proof: Web surfing increases brain activity

Surfing the internet could provide the brain boost elderly adults are seeking. Researchers at UCLA studied 24 older adults who didn't have dementia. Half regularly used the internet, the other half had very little experience. All the participants performed internet searches for an hour each day, for seven days....

4 years 11 months ago

MRI may prevent some back surgeries

A new study from Stanford suggests some people with lower back pain may be having unnecessary surgery. That is, if they live in an area with a lot of access to MRI equipment. Researchers looked at data from medicare patients who suffered from lower back pain between 1998 and...

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