Brain Scans May Reveal Which Coma Patients Will Recover

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans may help identify coma patients who are most likely to regain consciousness, a new French study suggests.

Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day be able to detect concussions in children, a new study suggests.

Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound waves could be used to rapidly deliver drugs to the digestive system, new animal research suggests.

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.