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Scientists in Switzerland have used MRI technology to detect a single atom in a laboratory. Detecting the signal from a single atom has moved scientists forward in their goal of imaging molecules—the key to unlocking many diseases.

An American scientist and entrepreneur is backing ground-breaking technology that could develop a new ultrasound chip leading to iPhone-sized imaging systems that will cost doctors about the same as a stethoscope.

If you wanted to show off your brains, you could perhaps hang your diploma on your wall or maybe enter a trivia night competition. But for those who literally want to show off their brains, a new 3D printing company is offering the opportunity for a more hands-on approach.

The Body Image exhibition, now showing at the University of New South Wales, features artwork exploring the human body by combining medical imaging and animation software.

The potential for 3D printing in medicine has created quite the buzz, as surgeons, radiologists and others experiment with ways the technology can improve care. While 3D printing applications in medicine are still developing, one inventor is already looking ahead at the next innovation: 4D printing.

University of Connecticut researchers are using CT scans of musical instruments to print 3D copies of replacement parts. 

Researchers are using imaging to study two newborn woolly mammoths discovered preserved in the Siberian Arctic.

Taking a break from imaging patients, an MRI technologist from Boston University Medical School took scans of a variety of fruits and vegetables. The images produced are worth a look.

A scientist from the United Kingdom has discovered that cannabinoids, which are compounds derived from marijuana, can kill cancerous cells in leukemia patients, according to the Huffington Post.

The combination of CT imaging and 3D printing is allowing surgeons at Children’s National Medical Center to create models of patient’s organs, which are then used to prepare for procedures. Read more at the link below.

An MIT postdoctoral student has coupled MR images of amputees’ limbs and 3D computing to re-engineer the fit between prosthetic limbs and the body, which could address a major issue of discomfort for amputees.

University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison has bucked national CT colonography (CTC) non reimbursement policy and delivered the exam as a screening option for eligible patients since 2004. Credit for the unique program largely rests with Perry J. Pickhardt, MD, UW radiologist. The program also demonstrates the power of radiology leadership.