CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recently, CT-based screening for lung cancer in long-term smokers has been recommended by experts, and the scans are now covered by Medicare and some private insurers.

MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of MRI scans before breast cancer surgery has risen eightfold over the past decade, even though guidelines on their use in this setting are inconsistent, a new study shows.

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help seniors' minds stay as agile as their bodies, a new study finds.

Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans can spot early signs of brain damage in patients who have high blood pressure, researchers say.

Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A brain scan might someday help psychiatrists quickly determine which antipsychotic drugs work best for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, researchers say.

Better Imaging Scans Catching More Thyroid Cancers: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Advanced imaging technology has helped doctors spot more cases of thyroid cancer over the past decade, a new study finds.

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation from X-rays and other medical imaging tests doesn't seem to pose a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses when used properly, researchers report.

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are receiving fewer CT scans now than a decade ago, dovetailing with a move to radiation-free MRI scans and ultrasounds, a recent study shows.

Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cellular damage occurs when people undergo CT scans, but whether or not this causes cancer or any other health problems is unclear, a new study finds.

Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people with noncancerous lung nodules, which are small masses of tissue, annual CT scans may be all that's needed to monitor their condition, a new study suggests.