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.
For the first time, scientists have used imaging modalities meant for humans—including MRI and CT scans—to observe the presence of “embolisms” in trees subjected to stress during draught conditions, according to a new study published in the Journal of Plant Physiology.
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.
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.
On Sept. 28, 2014, a middle-aged man presented at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, with a fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea and informed his caregivers that he had just returned from a trip to Liberia, a country embroiled in the largest outbreak of Ebola virus in human history. What happened next should serve as a blueprint for healthcare facilities who may be forced to deal with a similar situation.
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 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.
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.