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Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an imaging application that utilizes light-emitting nanoparticles and could provide a safer way to see deeper into living tissue and cells, according to research published Aug. 6 in Nature Communications.
Chemists from Japan have developed a photostable fluorescent dye that enables long-term bioimaging of living cells in the near infrared region (NIR), according to a new study in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
In the first-of-its-kind FDA-approved study, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine are using MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier to help deliver drugs for patients with glioblastoma.
A team of Russian researchers has developed a novel MRI coil capable of producing images with three times the resolution of commercial varieties, according to a recent NMR in Biomedicine study.
Endoscopic imaging experts have created an imaging catheter capable of producing higher quality images compared to traditional methods, researchers reported in a recent Nature Photonics study. The technique may improve cancer detection.
A new virtual-reality (VR) software to correct segmentation errors on MRI scans was found to be faster, more accurate and enjoyable compared to a more commonly used system, reported authors of a recent Journal of Digital Imaging study.
A flexible x-ray detector developed by researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute in the U.K. could lead to the development of other real-time imaging machines that would decrease screening errors and harm to patients.
A specialized x-ray diffraction lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago is using fiber diffraction, allowing scientists to study structural tissue changes in the human heart, brain and even dinosaur fossils. The technique may help physicians track injury-related tissue damage and identify risk areas, according to an American Crystallographic Association release from July 22.
Health Imaging recently spoke with father-and-son scientists Anthony Butler, PhD, and Phil Butler, PhD, about the MARS spectral x-ray scanner, a new 3D color x-ray machine that has gained international attention since it successfully imaged its first human subject last week.
The MRI-based technique of quantitative susceptibility mapping can monitor iron levels in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, allowing physicians to identify those at a higher risk of developing physical disability, according to a recent Radiology study.  
Technological advancements over the past three decades have placed 3D MRI on par with its 2D counterpart in depicting cartilage defects, according to a study published in Radiology. With specific alterations, the modality may be able to replace traditional MRI.
Researchers used single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to assess the immune system recovery of macaque monkeys with an HIV-like infection. The work may help researchers understand recovery in humans after HIV treatment.
Evelina London Children's Hospital in the U.K. recently invested in three ultrasound scanners that can detect heart defects and other abnormalities in fetuses as early as 12 weeks old, according to an article published July 13 by The Standard.
A team of U.S. researchers has uncovered the exact point when normal, healthy protein becomes toxic but has yet to form tangles. Experts believe the findings could be a target for developing Alzheimer's treatments.
A 3D color medical scanner invented by father and son scientists in New Zealand recently imaged its first human subject, according to a news release from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Jul 09, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
A Pennsylvania farmer suffering from essential tremors in both hands recalled how his experience undergoing focused ultrasound treatment was risky but ultimately worth it, according to a July 9 article by NPR.
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Jul 09, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A novel PET imaging method may improve evaluation of joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients by targeting translocator protein (TSPO) expression in joint lining tissue, according to research published online in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Molecular Imaging, Advanced Visualization
Jul 03, 2018 | Cardiovascular
In those tested for coronary artery disease, research published July 3 in Radiology suggests that cardiac hybrid imaging with CT imaging and nuclear stress testing may be an effective predictor of heart attack risk and other adverse cardiac events.
Cardiovascular, Advanced Visualization
Jul 03, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
A new ultrasound prototype utilizing an optical—rather than electronic—system may provide flexibility in simultaneously pairing the modality with other imaging techniques, such as MRI. Experts say it could provide doctors more options for using ultrasound to diagnose and treat patients.
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Jun 29, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
When researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs and other items they weren’t planning meals for the week. Instead, the team was searching for a contrast agent for imaging patients with swallowing disorders—they landed on barley.
Advanced Visualization, Diagnostic Imaging
Jun 27, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
4D flow CT produced similar intracardiac blood flow patterns compared to the current reference standard obtained with 4D MRI, according to recent research in Radiology.
Advanced Visualization, Cardiovascular