Advanced Visualization

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.

Two Egyptian mummies pinned unidentifiable by archaeologists have recently been given three-dimensional (3D) faces with the help of CT imaging and computer animation thanks to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, according to a report published Oct. 23 by The Baltimore Sun.

Engineers from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed a non-invasive MRI sensor no bigger than a penny that can detect and measure electrical activity or optical signals in the brain, according to a recent MIT news release. The research was published online Oct. 22 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

The technique is able to map the structure of small organic molecules, such as pharmaceuticals and hormones, with electron diffraction imaging—commonly used to chart larger proteins, according to a report published Oct. 19 by Science Magazine.

The color scale used to optimize image interpretation has a measurable diagnostic effect on the interpretation of computed tomography perfusion (CTP) exams and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) images, according to an Oct. 15 study published in Clinical Radiology.

MRIguidance, a spin-off company of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, is developing an advanced MRI software that can characterize both soft tissue and bone without the use of radiation, according to a company news release published Oct. 16.

In patients with liver cirrhosis, four-dimensional (4D) flow MRI can help indicate the risk of bleeding in gastroesophageal varices and reduce the need for invasive endoscopy procedures, wrote authors of an Oct. 16 Radiology study.

With the help of diffusion spectrum imaging, scientists from the University at Buffalo in New York are creating models to better understand how brain structure affects language-based performance tasks.