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SPECT-MRI fusion minimizes surgery for diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer patients
A recent study reported in the April issue of 'The Journal of Nuclear Medicine' found that cervical cancer patients without enlarged lymph nodes could benefit from SPECT-MRI imaging of their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) to assess whether metastases are present. (2016-04-14)

7th Annual Medical Technology Showcase to be held on Capitol Hill
The goal for this event is to educate all attendees -- policymakers, advocates and the public -about the positive impact that imaging technology has on patient care; the value of NIH-funded academic research; and, the importance of effective collaboration among academia, industry and patient advocacy groups. Imaging technology continues to have a significant impact on patient care by enabling earlier detection, more accurate diagnoses, and increasingly more effective treatment options for patients. (2016-04-12)

Researcher earns Air Force grant to conceptualize how 'metamaterials' could morph
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded a three- to five-year grant to University of Kansas researcher Alessandro Salandrino, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science. The award of $120,000 each year via the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program will enable Salandrino to explore 'time-varying metamaterials.' (2016-04-07)

Predicting a person's distinct brain connectivity
Based on functional magnetic resonance imaging of a person's brain when that individual is resting, a new model reported in this study is able to predict how that individual's brain will look during a range of active tasks. (2016-04-07)

Insomnia linked to damage in brain communication networks
Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new study. (2016-04-05)

Tel Aviv University uses 'Deep Learning' to assist overburdened diagnosticians
A Tel Aviv University laboratory has developed tools to facilitate computer-assisted diagnosis of X-rays, CTs and MRIs, freeing radiologists to attend to complex cases. (2016-04-04)

Hybrid pixel array detectors enter the low-noise regime
The detector group at the Swiss Light Source at PSI has been one of the pioneers in the development of custom-made hybrid pixel array detectors for synchrotron applications. (2016-03-30)

NIST develops first widely useful measurement standard for breast cancer MRI
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast, a method used to identify and monitor breast cancer. (2016-03-23)

Ultrasound-estimated fat content in muscles may be an indicator of physical health
Ultrasound-estimated percent intramuscular fat of muscles in the lower extremity was inversely associated with physical activity level and positively associated with body mass index in a recent study. (2016-03-23)

Expansion mini-microscopy: High quality magnification on the cheap
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT have combined an innovative microscopy technique with a methodology for building inexpensive mini-microscopes, allowing them to capture images at a resolution that, until now, has only been possible with benchtop microscopes that are orders of magnitude higher in cost. (2016-03-16)

Super-clear synapses at super resolutions
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) in Japan have developed a way to obtain super-resolution 3-D images of delicate structures deep in the brain. Published in Cell Reports, the work describes a new process for making brain tissue transparent that outperforms other methods and allows extremely detailed imaging of tiny but important structures within neurons. (2016-03-10)

Major breakthrough in new MRI scan technology for lung disease
New scanning technology which will give a much clearer picture of lung disease has taken a major step forward thanks to scientists at The University of Nottingham. (2016-03-10)

Imaging advance may bring earlier disease detection
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have devised a technique for visualizing tissues that could aid diagnosis and treatment of diseases including cancer. (2016-03-09)

Combining two imaging technologies may better identify dangerous coronary plaques
Combing optical coherence tomography with near-infrared autofluorescence imaging may more accurately identify coronary artery plaques that are most likely to rupture and cause a heart attack. (2016-03-09)

New scanning technology benefits diabetic eye care in national telemedicine trial
In a national clinical trial led by Joslin Diabetes Center's Beetham Eye Institute, ultrawide field (UWF) scanning technology significantly improved the ability of experts at a remote central location to identify diabetic retinopathy in a patient, and to judge whether the eye disease warranted referring the patient to an ophthalmologist for further care. (2016-03-08)

Dementia plaques attack language center of brain
The recent ability to peer into the brain of living individuals with a rare type of language dementia, primary progressive aphasia, provides important insight into the beginning stages of this disease, when it is caused by a buildup of a toxic protein found in Alzheimer's disease. The research also offers insight into why this dementia causes people to lose the ability to express themselves and understand language. The findings will guide Alzheimer's treatment. (2016-03-07)

Wayne State professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Chung-Tse Michael Wu of the Wayne State University College of Engineering has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, and aims to develop antennas made of novel transmission-line-based metamaterials that would enable a high-speed, microwave panoramic camera. (2016-03-03)

Twin study: Genetics and environment affect different regions of the brain
A recent study, reported in the March issue of 'The Journal of Nuclear Medicine,' found evidence that genetic influence on cerebral glucose metabolism played a major role in the bilateral parietal lobes and the left temporal lobe of the human brain, while environmental influences after birth dominated in other regions. (2016-03-01)

Improved imaging takes x-ray risks out of the picture
Fluoroscopy makes guiding a catheter through a blood vessel possible. However, fluoroscopy, a form of real-time moving X-ray, also exposes the patient to radiation. Now, a University of Missouri School of Medicine researcher has evaluated technology that may be used to replace fluoroscopy, eliminating the need for X-ray during cardiac ablation procedures. (2016-02-29)

Spotlighting the brain
Scientists have now described the engineering of a bright red fluorescent protein-based voltage indicator, providing pathways to understanding complex neurological disorders. Designated as FlicR1 (fluorescent indicator for voltage imaging red), these indicators enable imaging of the electrical activity of many genetically targeted neurons with high spatial and temporal resolution. (2016-02-24)

Are lung cancer survivors getting too many costly scans for no reason? Study suggests so
Once you've made it through lung cancer treatment, you want to make sure you catch it early if it comes back again. But a new study suggests that one approach to watching for a cancer's return is being inappropriately used at many hospitals. And it isn't helping patients survive longer, the research shows. (2016-02-22)

Using sugar to detect malignant tumors
Ordinary sugar could become a contrast agent of the future for use in magnetic resonance tomography examinations of tumors. Malignant tumors show higher sugar consumption than surrounding tissue. (2016-02-22)

ERC Consolidator Grant: Six million euros for 3 scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen
The European Research Council (ERC) is supporting three scientists in their research projects at the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU) with a total sum just under six million Euros. Prof. Dr. Daniel Razansky, PD Dr. med. Irmela Jeremias and Prof. Dr. Mathias Heikenwaelder, have each received just under two million euros for their research projects. (2016-02-22)

3-D mammography improves cancer detection and cuts 'call backs' over 3 years
The increased cancer detection and reduced call backs associated with 3-D mammography, also known as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), can be maintained years after a patient's first DBT screening with regularly scheduled DBT imaging, according to a JAMA Oncology study published online today from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2016-02-18)

Algorithm makes hyperspectral imaging faster
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can quickly and accurately reconstruct hyperspectral images using less data. The images are created using instruments that capture hyperspectral information succinctly, and the combination of algorithm and hardware makes it possible to acquire hyperspectral images in less time and to store those images using less memory. (2016-02-18)

Imaging, not time, may determine who is right for stroke clot removal
Stroke treatment that mechanically removes blood clots more than six hours after symptoms begin may be beneficial for some patients when they are identified using advanced brain imaging. Using imaging tools such as CT perfusion scans could extend the treatment window and allow more patients to be treated. (2016-02-17)

Watch your step -- forensics close in on footwear analysis
First it was your fingerprint that gave the game away and then DNA analysis transformed forensic science. But 'watch your step' because an expert in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Nottingham has developed a new technique which could lead to a 'step change' in forensic footwear imaging. (2016-02-16)

Redefine your camera!
Columbia Engineering Professor Shree Nayar and colleagues have developed Cambits, a modular imaging system that enables the user to create a wide range of computational cameras. The colorful plastic blocks of five different types -- sensors, light sources, actuators, lenses, and optical attachments -- can easily be assembled to make a variety of cameras with different functionalities including high dynamic range imaging, panoramic imaging, refocusing, light field imaging, depth imaging using stereo, kaleidoscopic imaging and even microscopy. (2016-02-16)

Imaging with an 'optical brush'
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing. (2016-02-12)

NeuroVision expands collaboration with Janssen Research & Development LLC
NeuroVision Imaging LLC has announced completion of a nonexclusive license agreement with Janssen Research & Development LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, that will significantly expand the companies' collaboration. The collaboration will enable NeuroVision to further validate its retinal imaging technology and develop its technology for potential early detection and monitoring of amyloid pathology related to Alzheimer's disease. (2016-02-11)

Precise visualization of myocardial injury
In a world-first, researchers from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) have performed cardiac MRI imaging using a 7T MRI scanner in a patient-based study. 7T MRI imaging is a powerful new technology that allows high resolution images of the beating heart, and has the capability to provide valuable information of the myocardial (heart muscle) tissue structures. Results of the study have been published in the current issue of PLOS ONE*. (2016-02-10)

Ghost imaging in the time domain could revolutionize disturbance-sensitive signal imaging
Research results recently presented in the distinguished Nature Photonics journal open up new outlooks on ghost imaging in the time domain. (2016-02-09)

No proof that radiation from X rays and CT scans causes cancer
The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other medical imaging can cause cancer is based on an unproven, decades-old theoretical model, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2016-02-03)

Scientists create imaging 'toolkit' to help identify new brain tumor drug targets
Stopping the growth of blood vessels in tumors is a key target for glioblastoma therapies, and imaging methods are essential for initial diagnosis and monitoring the effects of treatments. A team of researchers have developed a combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultramicroscopy 'toolkit' to study vessel growth in glioma models in more detail than previously possible. Their study is to be published in the journal eLife. (2016-02-02)

New hope for improved heart disease detection and treatment in type 2 diabetics
With approximately two-thirds of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes related to cardiovascular disease, a new report holds hope for improving the treatment of heart disease for one of the country's and the world's most at-risk populations. (2016-02-01)

RIT student team wins innovation award at SpaceX Hyperloop competition
An interdisciplinary team of undergraduates from Rochester Institute of Technology won a Special Innovation Award at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition held at Texas A&M University, Jan. 29-30. (2016-02-01)

The brains of patients with schizophrenia vary depending on the type of schizophrenia
Scientists prove that the brains of patients with schizophrenia vary depending on the type of schizophrenia. (2016-01-31)

A better way to image metastatic prostate cancer
A recent study, reported in the January issue of (2016-01-27)

Highly organized structures discovered in microbial communities with MBL imaging approach
For the first time, scientists describe distinct bacterial assemblages living in a mixed microbial community (dental plaque), which they discovered using a novel imaging approach developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass. (2016-01-25)

Societies release recommendations for diagnosing chest pain in the emergency department
New recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology have established appropriate use of diagnostic imaging for patients with chest pain, one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits. (2016-01-22)

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