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John Hocter
Digital Editor
With nearly a decade of experience in print and digital publishing, John serves as Content Marketing Manager. His professional skill set includes feature writing, content marketing and social media strategy. A graduate of The Ohio State University, John enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, along with a number of surprisingly mischievous indoor cacti.

Scientists from the Stanford University SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are using microscopic traces of diamond isolated from petroleum fluids to grow customized, intentionally flawed nano-diamonds designed for next-generation medical imaging technologies.

 - BrainModel

A newly developed PET tracer has shown that tau protein clumps within the brain are better indicators of cognitive impairment related to Alzheimer’s disease than beta amyloid proteins, the current standard for evaluating the disease’s progress, according to results of a new study recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

An international team of researchers from Purdue University in Indiana and the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics in Shanghai, China, have developed a highly sensitive imaging probe capable of more accurately assessing impending risks to patients resulting from arterial plaques.

 - heart attack

Cardiovascular MRI is more effective than SPECT at predicting major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with suspected heart disease, according to results of a new study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have used an innovative imaging technique to reveal that a protein in the brain known as tau is suggestive of a patient’s cognitive function, according to results of a study recently published in Science Translational Medicine.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed a non-invasive method to determine a patient’s risk of cardiac arrhythmia and the appropriateness of a defibrillator implant using a 3D virtual heart assessment tool, according to results of a study published online in the journal Nature Communications.

Siemens healthcare has partnered with Case Western Reserve University to advance the development of magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF), an innovative imaging method capable of analyzing tissues to speed diagnosis of certain diseases.

 - liver

The liver lesion reporting system LI-RADS is comparable to traditional non-standardized reporting methods in terms of interreader agreement and diagnostic accuracy, according to results of a new study recently published online in Academic Radiology.

Mobius Medical Systems has announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mobius3D quality assurance software.

A new bill requiring private insurance companies to cover breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, when prescribed by a cancer specialist has passed the Connecticut state legislature and now sits on Governor Dannel Malloy’s desk. The only question is: Will he sign it?