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Real-time MRI footage of beat boxers was recently presented at a joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Canadian Acoustical Association in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Nov. 7, according to a recent report by Popular Science.

Harvard University researchers used novel molecular imaging technology to make a first-of-its-kind “cellular atlas,” covering a key area in the brain to help study the genetic makeup and function of cells, according to research published online Nov. 1 in Science.

A 17-year-old Minnesota native has designed a virtual reality (VR) game to help prepare kids for MRI exams and alleviate pre-scan anxiety, according to an article published Nov. 4 by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press in Minnesota.

“The appeal of ultra-high-field scanners is clear. The stronger the magnetic field, the greater the signal-to-noise ratio, which means the body can be imaged either at greater resolution, or at the same resolution, but faster,” according to an article published Oct. 31 by Nature.com.

The scanner—installed at the University of Southern California’s Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI) in February 2017—may help in the development of care, treatment and monitoring of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.

High-resolution MRI machines can achieve greater resolution when radio probes are changed from coils to antennas, reported researchers in a recent study published in Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

A new imaging collaboration between researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Center for Dynamic Imaging in Australia has revealed cancer cell findings that may help predict how cells respond to chemotherapy and our overall understanding of the disease, according to a release from the Institute.

A pilot study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore has successfully treated the first U.S. patient using MRI-guided focused ultrasound for chronic neuropathic pain, according to a university press release published Oct. 28.

A team of researchers from Cleveland has developed a three-dimensional (3D) MR fingerprinting method for breast imaging which may better evaluate breast tumors, according to an Oct. 30 study published in Radiology.

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, teamed up to create a new molecular probe which can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue as well as traditional dyes, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

Researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute in Morgantown performed the world's first FDA-approved focused ultrasound procedure during a phase II trial to treat Alzheimer's Disease, according to a university press release.

The technology projects 2D, 3D and 4D images of patients interactively by overlaying them onto the patient's body, according to a Novarad press release published Oct. 24.