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Chinese researchers developed a flexible photoacoustic imaging technique by modifying fiber optic sensors and combining laser light and ultrasound to image biological tissue, detailed in a Sept. 17 release from The Optical Society.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel created a new microscopy method that utilizes an add-on for laser scanning microscopes to improve the quality of 2D and 3D brain imaging, according to research published Sept. 13 in Optica.
Cardiac specialists may be able to better identify scarred heart tissue and perform cardiac ablation in arrhythmia patients with a newly developed 3D imaging system based on cardiac MRI, according to research published Sept. 3 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Engineers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada who developed a new ultrasound transducer say it could lower the cost of ultrasound machines to just $100. The probe is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone, according to a release published Sept. 11.
Brain MRI scans of concussed university hockey players showed the protective tissue insulating brain cell fibers became jarred loose two weeks after injury—despite being cleared to return, research published in the Frontiers in Neurology revealed.
A new algorithm that can automatically map CT scan locations of patients on computational human phantoms may trump manual mapping techniques for patient dose monitoring, clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, detailed a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Why do some people feel more pain than others? Using fMRI, researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found the answer may lie in mindfulness, according to recent research published in PAIN.
Medical imaging may reach a higher dimension with the development of a compact hyperspectral imaging system able to measure an object’s shape and light reflection properties through so-called "5D," high-speed imaging.
Researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, are creating a photoacoustic tomography probe that combines optical and ultrasound techniques to improve diagnosis of common and costly diseases.
“We found no evidence of intracranial gadolinium deposition on brain MR images in patients who had intraarticular gadolinium administered for MR arthrography and no other GBCA exposure,” wrote lead author Lauren Ladd, MD, and a radiologist at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Researchers from Duke University have created a handheld probe capable of capturing images of photoreceptors in the eyes of infants—potentially aiding early diagnoses of brain-related diseases and trauma.
Virtual Brain Segmenter (VBS), which automatically processes medical imaging data such as MRIs through segmentation, could increase the efficiency of brain scan analysis, according to a USC news release from Aug. 21.
Nanoscientists at Rice University in Houston have created a method to pack iron into nanoparticles to create MRI contrast agents that outperform gadolinium-based agents, according to research published in ACS Nano.
A Chicago-based company believes its virtual-reality (VR) training program can help caregivers and families empathize with Alzheimer’s patients, according to a Chicago Magazine story.
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 in Nature Communications.
Aug 15, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
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.
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Aug 10, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
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.
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Aug 07, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
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.
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Jul 31, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
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.
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Jul 30, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
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.
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Jul 27, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
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.
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