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Medical imaging refers to several different technologies that are used to view the human body in order to diagnose, monitor, or treat medical conditions. Each type of technology gives different information about the area of the body being studied or treated, related to possible disease, injury, or the effectiveness of medical treatment. Methods of imaging may include ultrasound, MRI, pediatric X-ray imaging, medical X-ray imaging, radiography, CT, fluoroscopy and mammography.

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

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