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5 cool technologies your tax dollars are funding
The latest brief video from NIBIB puts a spotlight on exciting technologies developed at labs around the country funded by the institute. '5 Cool Technologies Your Tax Dollars are Funding' features remarkable advances that may help people stay healthy, get treatment sooner, or have a better quality of life. (2019-08-19)

High-tech X-ray imaging technique to offer detailed look at engineered tissue
Mark Anastasio, Ph.D., has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new imaging system that will help biomedical engineers see what happens when engineered tissue is implanted in the body. (2013-12-11)

Androgen receptor targeted imaging of prostate cancer as future modality for diagnosis
Future direction in prostate cancer imaging involves the development of androgen receptor based imaging using nonsteroidal antiandrogen agent for early diagnosis of prostate cancer. (2017-10-06)

For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says
Hospital emergency departments that see many potential heart attack patients could reduce health care costs and patient stays by using nuclear imaging technologies in a more aggressive manner to identify patients at the highest risk for heart attack, a pilot study has shown. (1998-11-10)

Research could lead to dramatic improvement in scanning for serious diseases
A new £850,000 project begins next month (October) that could lead to a dramatically improved understanding of serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, septic shock and cancer. (2006-09-27)

UC San Diego scientists chart rapid advances of fluorescent tools for life-science research
An interdisciplinary team of biological imaging experts from the University of California, San Diego has published a review of fluorescent imaging technologies and underscored the importance of those technologies to major advances in the life sciences. The article -- (2006-04-13)

IOS Press launches new journal, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging
IOS Press is pleased to announce the launch of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the first journal to integrate the broad areas of spectroscopy and imaging. It will provide timely publication of basic and applied research that uses spectroscopic and imaging techniques across all areas of life sciences. (2012-07-13)

Molecular imaging: diagnosing diseases before symptoms strike
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are developing methods to track molecular events in the body to diagnose disease long before symptoms appear and to predict the effectiveness of drug therapies. (2002-10-29)

Illuminating science
Scientists at Cardiff University have developed a bright idea for detecting zinc in the body with implications for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. (2006-07-25)

Study finds rise in rate of diagnostic imaging in managed care
Use of radiology imaging tests has soared in the past decade with a significant increase in newer technologies, according to a new UCSF study that is the first to track imaging patterns in a managed care setting over a substantial time period. (2008-11-10)

New molecular imaging technologies for detecting cellular processes
A group of researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have designed and developed a biomedical scanner that detects cellular processes at the molecular level and indicates malfunctioning of an organ before said malfunction can produce an anatomical change. (2011-01-11)

Comparison between clinicians' and radiologists' understanding and imaging of breast pain
Clinicians need more education in the types of breast pain that necessitate an imaging workup and what imaging to order, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-05)

Group sets action plan to improve quality in cardiovascular imaging
A panel of national experts has developed a plan for improving the use of imaging technologies in patients with cardiovascular disease. (2006-11-13)

OU developing advanced radar for rapid updates and improved severe weather warnings
A team of engineers and meteorologists from the Advanced Radar Research Center located in the Radar Innovations Laboratory on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus will develop faster, more advanced imaging radar with a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The C-band, mobile, polarimetric, imaging radar will provide simultaneous snapshots of a storm with unprecedented resolution and flexibility. The faster, more advanced imaging radar will lead to a better understanding of storms and provide improved severe weather warnings. (2015-08-27)

Irregular breathing can affect accuracy of 4-D PET/CT
A study presented at SNM's 58th Annual Meeting focuses on the effect that breathing irregularities have on the accuracy of 4-D positron emission tomography (PET) scans and outlines a PET imaging method that reduces (2011-06-06)

Past and present of imaging modalities used for prostate cancer diagnosis
This review illustrates a perspective on prostate cancer imaging summarizing current imaging approaches with a special focus on Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA), Bombesin (BN) and Androgen Receptor (AR) targeted imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Positron Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) based on 99mTc and other radiotracers. (2018-12-24)

Novel U. of Colorado 3D super-resolution imaging technology to be developed by Boulder company
Double Helix LLC of Boulder and the University of Colorado have completed an exclusive option agreement to allow Double Helix to develop a novel technique for 3D super-resolution imaging. (2012-03-16)

MRI and PET/CT can prevent unnecessary treatment of some cervical cancer patients
MRI and PET/CT can help spare patients with clinically operable cervical cancer from unnecessary high-morbidity treatment, however, pretreatment imaging does not lead to increased survival of these patients, a new study shows. (2008-04-11)

New imaging technique to visualize bio-metals and molecules simultaneously
Metal elements and molecules interact in the body, but visualizing them together has always been a challenge. Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies in Japan have developed a new molecular imaging technology that enables them to visualize bio-metals and bio-molecules simultaneously in a live mouse. (2013-05-02)

Study highlights gallium oxide's promise for next generation radiation detectors
Research finds that radiation detectors making use of single-crystal gallium oxide allow for monitoring X-ray radiation in near-real time. (2020-05-04)

ACR: Medical imaging study in health affairs incomplete and potentially misleading
In response to a study published in the August issue of Health Affairs regarding declining medical imaging use in recent years, the American College of Radiology (ACR) released a statement explaining that physician education efforts and quality assurance steps have resulted in more efficient use of imaging, but that arbitrary Medicare cuts are damaging patient access to care. The ACR also cited a December 2011 Health Affairs article that shows Medicare imaging cuts may have resulted in physical harm to patients. (2012-07-25)

A new imaging system produces 3-D models of monuments using unmanned aircraft
This system produces a realistic reproduction of architectural models at a low cost. (2012-05-23)

Study raises concerns over unnecessary imaging after thyroid cancer
A marked rise in use of imaging tests after thyroid cancer has been associated with increased treatment for recurrence, but no clear improvement in survival from the disease, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2016-07-20)

Self-referring physicians behind increase in diagnostic imaging
Physicians who refer patients to their own facilities or machines for scans account for much of the increase in diagnostic imaging ordered for privately insured patients said a Baylor College of Medicine expert in a commentary that appears in the current issue of the journal Medical Care. (2008-04-24)

Northeastern's CenSSIS announces research agreement with ART Advanced Research Technologies
Northeastern University's Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center, and ART Advanced Research Technologies Inc. (ART) (TSE (2002-06-12)

For breast cancer screening, 1 size doesn't fit all
Although mammography reduces breast cancer mortality, it has important limitations. Critics point to reduced sensitivity for women with dense breasts, a high rate of false positives leading to excessive biopsies, and concerns about long-term effects of repeated radiation. (2013-04-08)

Researchers' new recipe cooks up better tissue 'phantoms'
The precise blending of tiny particles and multicolor dyes transforms gelatin into a realistic surrogate for human tissue. These tissue mimics, known as (2011-11-30)

GE Healthcare to evaluate and develop novel imaging technology
A novel molecular imaging technology aimed at rapid diagnosis of cell death in organs such as the brain and heart has been licensed by the Medical College of Wisconsin to GE Healthcare. Under the license GE will further evaluate and develop the technology and will have an option to commercialize the technology. The technology, using imaging probes with a radiopharmaceutical compound, was invented by Ming Zhao, Ph.D., assistant professor of biophysics. (2009-12-28)

Want to catch a photon? Start by silencing the sun
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have created a 3D imaging system that uses light's quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than current technologies, paving the way for never-before seen LIDAR sensing and detection in self-driving cars, satellite mapping systems, deep-space communications and medical imaging of the human retina. (2020-02-24)

SNM applauds FDA advisory committee recommendation for approval of Alzheimer's imaging agent
The Society of Nuclear Medicine commends the US Food and Drug Administration's Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee on its recent recommendation for conditional approval of a new imaging agent, florbetapir. The agent, which is used in conjunction with positron emission tomography scans to detect beta amyloid plaques of the brain which may cause Alzheimer's disease, is produced by Eli Lilly and Company under the name Amyvid. (2011-01-24)

Patient factors contribute to imaging follow-up rates
A new study published in the April 2019 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) considers several potential factors that might have led to disparities in follow-up imaging rates among patients with indeterminate initial abdominal imaging findings. (2019-03-29)

Cardiac imaging in 2020
An emerging discipline of noninvasive cardiac imaging, molecular imaging, has evolved constantly in the last few years and is increasingly being translated from the preclinical to the clinical level. Molecular imaging allows for unique insights into specific disease mechanisms and holds great promise to change the practice of cardiovascular medicine by facilitating early disease detection, establishment of novel therapies, and selection of patients for treatment based on their individual disease biology. (2008-08-31)

Exploring the deep tissues using photoacoustic imaging
Prof. Chulhong Kim and his research team developed a photoacoustic imaging modality, using a nickel-based nanoparticle and cheap laser. (2020-03-06)

With NSF CAREER Award, Virginia Tech engineer pursues development of 5-dimensional image
Virginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Guohua Cao, director of the X-Ray Systems Laboratory, is leading an effort to develop a new type of X-ray scanner that is an unprecedented five dimensional technology. Cao is using his NSF CAREER award to combine three separately developed technologies into one synergistic imaging system that will improve aspects of personalized medicine and help with early disease screening. (2014-01-16)

Narrow band imaging can reduce recurrence of bladder tumors
Research into bladder tumor surgery has found that using narrow band imaging can significantly reduce the risk of disease recurrence. (2016-04-28)

Multimodality imaging training for general and advanced cardiology fellowships
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. 9-12(4) ; DOI, Chittur A. Sivaram, MD, FACP, FASE, FACC from the Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA considers multimodality imaging training for general and advanced cardiology fellowships. (2019-05-08)

SPECT/MR molecular imaging system makes its debut
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2013 Annual Meetingmarks the unveiling of the successful application of a new preclinical hybrid molecular imaging system -- single photon emission tomography and magnetic resonance -- which has exceptional molecular imaging capabilities in terms of potential preclinical and clinical applications, technological advancement at a lower cost, and reduction of patient exposure to ionizing radiation. (2013-06-10)

Tiny tech for accelerating transformation to low-carbon energy
In a Policy Forum, Charlie Wilson and colleagues explore the potential advantages of 'granular' energy technologies -- small-scale, lower-cost and modular technologies -- for accelerating the low-carbon transformation of our global energy system. (2020-04-02)

New tech uses electricity to track water, ID potential problems in concrete
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new technique for tracking water in concrete structures -- allowing engineers to identify potential issues before they become big problems. (2016-11-01)

Scientists propose network of imaging centers to drive innovation in biological research
Last fall, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) convened a National Science Foundation workshop to identify the bottlenecks that stymie innovation in microscopy and imaging, and recommend approaches for transforming how imaging technologies are developed and deployed. The conclusions of the 79 workshop participants are summarized in a Commentary in the August issue of Nature Methods. (2019-08-21)

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