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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.