Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely

SUNDAY, May 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The out-of-pocket price for a standard chest X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on where the imaging is done, new research reveals.

Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report.

Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is linked with abnormalities in the brain's white matter -- the tissues that form connections and carry information between different parts of the brain, a small Chinese study suggests.

Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players wearing loose helmets suffer worse concussion effects than players whose helmets fit properly, new research suggests.

A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking as little as a cup of tea daily may be good for your heart health, new research suggests.

Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many lung and esophageal cancer survivors have PET imaging scans as part of ongoing monitoring for the possible return of cancer, but a new study suggests that many of those scans may be unnecessary.

Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

California Sees Doubling of CT Scans for Minor Injuries, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of CT scans on patients with minor injuries doubled in California in recent years, a new study reports.

High Deductibles = Fewer Imaging Tests: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. patients whose health insurance plans have high deductibles undergo fewer diagnostic imaging tests, a nationwide study finds.

New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technique that "lights up" cancer cells may eventually help surgeons remove all of a cancer the first time, according to a preliminary study.