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Better imaging from bench to bedside
Euro-BioImaging, a project which launches its preparatory phase today, aims to provide scientists throughout Europe with open access to state-of-the-art imaging technologies at all levels of biological and biomedical research, from bench to bedside. (2010-12-02)

RIT scholars explore the impact of imaging on our reality
Imaging is the use of machines to enhance humans' ability to perceive things, often by producing visible phenomena that cannot be seen with the naked eye. But, can imaging technology distort reality and even change what humans perceive to be real? (2009-11-09)

Most radiation oncologists utilize advanced medical imaging techniques, study suggests
A recent study shows that 95 percent of radiation oncologists use advanced imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and four-dimensional computed tomography for target delineation (to locate the tumor and other areas at risk for having cancer), according to an article in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2009-11-25)

SNM sharpens focus on molecular imaging innovation and translation
SNM's Molecular Imaging Center of Excellence is changing its name effective Oct. 1, 2010, to the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation, a designation that reflects its new mission and vision. (2010-10-01)

SMASH imaging increases effectiveness of MRI for musculoskeletal imaging
Using simultaneous acquisition of spatial harmonics (SMASH) T2-weighted imaging for knee MRI results in a significant decrease in imaging time, as compared to conventional fat-saturated T2-weighted imaging, without any negative effects on MRI interpretation or patient clinical outcome, says a new study by researchers from the Neuroskeletal Imaging Institute in Melbourne, FL. (2004-05-03)

Laser optics plus ultrasound imaging holds promise as a noninvasive test for prostate cancer
Multispectral photoacoustic imaging, which combines laser optics and ultrasound imaging technologies, can reliably distinguish between benign and malignant prostate tissue, a new study indicates. (2013-04-18)

From the renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory course
'Molecular Neuroscience: A Laboratory Manual' includes protocols used in the Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience course offered annually at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, as well as protocols drawn from its best-selling lab manuals. It is an essential resource for all neuroscientists, from graduate students upward, who seek to use molecular techniques to probe the complexities of the nervous system. (2014-09-25)

Society of Nuclear Medicine hosts Mid-Winter Educational Meeting
The Society of Nuclear Medicine will open its annual Mid-Winter Educational Symposium on January 25-26, 2003, at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. The symposium will host nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists, neurologists, technologists, scientists, pharmacists, industry leaders, and members of the press involved and interested in current and emerging technical and clinical applications of nuclear medicine. (2002-12-20)

Researchers develop outline that may help weigh benefits of new imaging technologies
A new article in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides a roadmap for imaging manufacturers to navigate the unique and increasingly complex US regulatory and reimbursement environment. (2011-02-07)

Imaging the windows to the soul: Eye researchers pursue 'audacious' goal
The Medical College of Wisconsin's Advanced Ocular Imaging Program has received a $4.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute (NEI) to participate in the NEI's 'Audacious Goals Initiative.' The initiative seeks to push the boundaries of vision science with the goal of regenerating neurons and neural connections in the eye. (2015-05-01)

American Heart Association's 3rd new journal -- Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
The American Heart Association has named the editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Scheduled to launch in mid-July, the journal is the latest in a series of six new titles to be published under the banner of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2008-06-16)

University Hospitals & Philips Healthcare to showcase imaging technology at Cleveland Medical Mart
University Hospitals in Cleveland and Philips Healthcare are among a group of global leaders in healthcare to showcase the latest medical technology at the new Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center. The two organizations will collaborate to highlight innovative imaging technology in use and in development by Philips and other Ohio biomedical companies. (2012-11-26)

Use and costs of diagnostic imaging increasing for patients with cancer
From 1999 through 2006 the use of diagnostic imaging for Medicare patients with cancer increased, with use of positron emission tomography increasing the most significantly, according to a study in the April 28 issue of JAMA. Imaging costs for these patients also increased, outpacing the rate of increase in total costs among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. (2010-04-27)

Improving Europe's image
The European Science Foundation calls for greater collaboration across Europe on research in medical imaging. (2007-10-23)

Team creates new view of body's infection response
A new 3-D view of the body's response to infection - and the ability to identify proteins involved in the response - could point to novel biomarkers and therapeutic agents for infectious diseases. Vanderbilt University scientists in multiple disciplines combined magnetic resonance imaging and imaging mass spectrometry to visualize the inflammatory response to bacterial infection in mice. The techniques, described in Cell Host & Microbe, offer opportunities for discovering proteins not previously implicated in the inflammatory response. (2012-08-10)

Theranostic nanoparticles for tracking and monitoring disease state
A new SLAS Technology review article by researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, sheds light on the growing number and more sophisticated designs of theranostic nanoparticles. (2017-11-09)

Majority of primary care physicians find that medical imaging improves patient care
According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical imaging, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, provides considerable value to patient care. (2015-01-26)

Converting lateral scanning into axial focusing to speed up 3D microscopy
In optical microscopy, high-speed volumetric imaging is limited by either the slow axial scanning rate or aberrations introduced by the z-scanning mechanism. To overcome these limitations, scientists at UT Southwestern have introduced a novel optical design that transforms a lateral-scan motion into a scan in the third dimension. Their microscope realized laser focusing at a rate of 12 kHz and allowed observation of fast dynamics inside cells and the beating heart in Zebrafish embryos. (2020-09-23)

Research aims for better understanding of microvascular diseases
New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases. David Mayerich, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a $984,505 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine to focus on large-scale reconstruction of microvascular networks. (2014-10-03)

Journal of Medical Imaging will launch in 2014
The Journal of Medical Imaging will be launched by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, in early 2014, with all articles freely available in the first year. Under editor-in-chief Maryellen Giger of the University of Chicago, the journal's scope will cover an interdisciplinary range of topics including imaging physics, image processing, computer-aided diagnosis, digital pathology, quantitative imaging, multimodality imaging and image perception. (2013-09-12)

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. (2016-05-03)

Preclinical study shows potential of new technologies to detect response to cancer therapy earlier
This study found that by using two non-invasive technologies, a patient's response to therapy can be detected earlier than by relying on tumor volume changes. (2013-02-20)

Prototype breast cancer imaging system may improve patient care
A prototype breast imaging system combining positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging technologies could greatly improve breast cancer imaging capabilities, according to researchers at SNM's 56th Annual Meeting. (2009-06-15)

Imaging costs rising faster than total cancer care for Medicare
The cost of imaging studies in cancer patients covered by Medicare is growing at twice the rate of the overall costs of cancer care in that group, according to scientists in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A dramatic increase in PET scans is leading the way. (2010-04-27)

SNM Symposium on Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging
This two-day symposium focuses on advances in stem cell therapy, leading-edge research in imaging technology and targeted imaging of the cardiovascular system, including imaging of cardiovascular receptors, vascular biology, myocardial metabolism and myocardial repair. (2009-03-18)

Monitoring the response of bone metastases to treatment using MRI and PET
Imaging technologies are useful in evaluating response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for most tumors using RECIST, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. RECIST works well for tumors located in soft tissue, but not cancers that spread to the bone, e.g. prostate and breast cancers. More effort, therefore, is needed to improve our understanding of how to monitor the response of bone metastases to treatment using MRI and PET imaging. (2014-09-10)

NIBIB at NIH expert can provide comment on current state of robotics in surgery
Johnson & Johnson announced a collaboration with Google on March 26, 2015, to advance surgical robots by integrating medical device technology with robotic systems, imaging and data analytics; National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health can provide comment on state of the science. (2015-04-01)

Columbia receives NYSTAR grant - Brain imaging studies will accelerate medical science and create jobs
Columbia University has received an $11 million New York State grant to conduct brain imaging studies that will expand medical science and create jobs. (2001-05-07)

Salt Lake City proclaims 'Molecular Imaging Days' during SNM's Annual Meeting in June
Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, has issued an official proclamation declaring June 5-9 (2010-05-20)

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awards grant for imaging-agent research
Clemson University researchers developing imaging agents to allow a new method of detecting breast cancers have received $180,000 from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. (2008-10-30)

'Motion-frozen' technology meets high-definition PET: Helping heart patients
Combining high-definition positron emission tomography (PET) and (2009-06-15)

Rice's Drezek wins $3M grant for breast cancer research
The Department of Defense has named Rice University the recipient of a $3 million award for a five-year program to develop miniaturized molecular imaging technologies for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of breast cancer. The program, which will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, calls for the development of microendoscope and needle-compatible fiber optic systems for diagnostic and therapeutic breast cancer imaging. (2007-01-08)

Rapid whole-brain imaging with single cell resolution
In collaboration with several Japanese institutes, researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center in Japan demonstrate an easy and fast way to achieve whole brain imaging for 3-D analysis of gene expression profiles and neural circuits at the systems level. (2014-04-17)

CCNY researchers open 'Golden Window' in deep brain imaging
The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research associate in City College's Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, and the biology department. (2015-11-11)

Imaging utilization affected by patient age and facility imaging capacity, study suggests
Imaging utilization on stroke patients is affected by age and imaging capacity -- the number of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography machines at any given facility, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2011-06-01)

Narrow-band imaging increases specificity of early lung cancer detection
Research published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has found that narrow-band imaging bronchoscopy increases the specificity of bronchoscopic early lung cancer detection and can serve as an alternative detection device. (2009-09-02)

Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute announces partnership with imaging technology leader
Through an agreement to become the Carl Zeiss Company's exclusive West Coast research center for image-guided surgery, neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute will help shape the next generations of surgical imaging devices. (1999-12-14)

Society of Nuclear Medicine announces collaborative working agreement with Bio-Imaging Technologies
The Society of Nuclear Medicine has established a collaborative working agreement with Bio-Imaging Technologies Inc., the world's largest independent, dedicated provider of medical image management for clinical trials. Together, SNM and Bio-Imaging will work in establishing multicenter clinical trial capabilities and educational programs. (2005-10-26)

Integrating cardiovascular imaging modalities revolutionises care offered patients
How the different advanced cardio vascular imaging technologies fit together in managing cardiac patients, will be one of the main themes explored at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC 11). (2013-04-04)

SNM releases new fact sheet on breast cancer and molecular imaging
Coinciding with the observance of Nuclear Medicine Week (Oct. 5 to 11) and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), SNM released today a new fact sheet highlighting recent developments in molecular imaging technologies that are dramatically improving the ways in which breast cancer is diagnosed and treated. (2008-10-03)

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