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What's the Difference Between an X-ray, MRI and a CT Scan?

We’re setting the record straight by breaking down the three most popular imaging techniques used today — an x-ray, CT scan, and an MRI.

8 Tips to Help Someone With Claustrophobia Get Through an MRI

Whether you have been diagnosed with claustrophobia or are just a little nervous about your upcoming MRI scan, here are a few things that may help you get through an MRI successfully.

Imaging Tests and Cancer: Which Test is Best?

Today, imaging tests are more advanced than ever. And while they have been used to identify everything from broken bones to muscle damage, one of their primary uses is to discover cancerous cells and tumors within the body.

Quick History of Neuroimaging

Humans have dedicated thousands of years to studying and observing the brain, gaining more knowledge every century. Here is a look at how far we've come - from drilling holes into the brain to noninvasive digital imaging techniques.

Dementia Research Furthered by MRI Scans of ‘Super agers’

Though memory loss is natural and common, researchers are now realizing it is not universal and possibly even preventable.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - September

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In fact, about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. While prostate cancer can be a serious disease, more than 2.9 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.

MRI Scan Reveals No Further Injury for Dutch Cyclist

We’re glad to hear Annemiek van Vleuten escaped further injuries from Sunday's crash and that medical imaging tests - like MRI - were able to provide insight on body structures that were not as visible through other diagnostic imaging methods.

Is 3-D Printing a Better Prosthetic?

When it comes to creating prosthetic limbs, particularly the sockets that hold them on, each must be perfectly fitted to an amputee. While it seems pretty straightforward - truth is even the way someone stands during measurement, if they aren’t perfectly aligned, the fit can be thrown off. But perhaps with MRI scans and 3-D printing - this can change.

Can MRIs Determine a Person’s Intelligence?

Could a quick MRI scan of your brain actually tell how smart you are? While it isn’t possible just yet, scientists believe it could be in the near future.

Do I Need a CT After My Head Trauma?

You get a cut on your arm and have it treated with bandages or maybe even stitches, but what about injuries that you can’t see, such as head trauma? Concussions are difficult to diagnose because there are no visible signs of the injury and people often attribute their symptoms, like having a headache, to a stressful day at work.