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Engineers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada who developed a new ultrasound transducer say it could lower the cost of ultrasound machines to just $100. The probe is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

Brain MRI scans of concussed university hockey players showed the protective tissue insulating brain cell fibers became jarred loose two weeks after injury—despite being cleared to return, research published in the Frontiers in Neurology revealed.

A new algorithm that can automatically map CT scan locations of patients on computational human phantoms may trump manual mapping techniques for patient dose monitoring, clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, detailed a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

Why do some people feel more pain than others? Using fMRI, researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found the answer may lie in mindfulness, according to recent research published in PAIN.

Medical imaging may reach a higher dimension with the development of a compact hyperspectral imaging system able to measure an object’s shape and light reflection properties through so-called "5D," high-speed imaging.

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.