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Using a mixed-reality holographic computer headset, neurosurgeons can more accurately perform external ventricular drain (EVD) insertion, according a new study out of Beijing published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Using microscopic imaging, researchers from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada have shown how the kidneys negatively respond to contrast dyes used during various medical tests and procedures, according to a university press release published Oct. 15.

Novel research led by Stephen Smith, PhD, from the Wellcome Center for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford in the U.K.—whose team compared genetic data to 10,000 brain MRI scans from the U.K. Biobank project—gives insight into the genetic makeup of the human brain relevant to neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Determining how highly specialized surgeons and physicians learn new skills or respond to a stressful situation may be unveiled with recently published neuroimaging research, the Wall Street Journal reported on Oct. 3.

“We wanted to develop an anthropomorphic phantom head to help us better understand these issues by providing a safer way to test the imaging. We use the device to analyze, evaluate and calibrate the MRI systems and instrumentation before testing new protocols on human subjects,” Tamer Ibrahim, PhD, and co-creator said.

The Butterfly Network, makers of the innovative iPhone ultrasound-on-chip named Butterfly iQ, announced it has raised $250 million to start shipping to 40 million healthcare practitioners globally, according to a report published Sept. 26 by Business Insider.

For patients with wrist movement abnormalities, four-dimensional CT imaging during radioulnar deviation could improve diagnosis of suspected scapholunate ligament tears and injuries, according to research published online Sept. 25 in Radiology.

Swedish researchers have used a novel CT imaging technique to study the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy’s hand at microscopic levels, according to a Sept. 25 study published in Radiology.

MRI scans produce mounds of unused data. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a new method of utilizing that information to determine how many and where cells have been lost due to injury or disease.

Novel computer simulations of the female body developed by researchers from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, may help predict how more than 20 different breast tissue ratios will respond to MRI varying in radiofrequency.

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 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.