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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Radiation Experts Unite to Streamline Cancer Clinical Trials

June 15, 2015 — Regulations on radiation exposure have been a critical bottleneck in starting up new cancer trials, but now radiation experts are pioneering a new streamlined system to reduce the time taken to set ... read more

Hybrid Scanner Combines Five Molecular Imaging Technologies

June 8, 2015 — Scientists are taking medical imaging research and drug discovery to a new level by developing a molecular imaging system that combines several advanced technologies for all-in-one imaging of both ... read more

Microendoscope Could Eliminate Unneeded Biopsies

June 2, 2015 — In a clinical study of patients in the United States and China, researchers found that a portable, low-cost, battery-powered microendoscope could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for ... read more

Use of Computerized Clinical Decision Support Tools Leads to Small Reduction in Inappropriate Advanced Imaging Studies

June 2, 2015 — The increasing use of advanced medical imaging such as MRI and CT is often cited as a key driver of increasing medical costs. Beginning in 2017, federal rules will require that decision support tools ... read more

June 1, 2015 — A new protocol for estimating unknown optical processes, called unitary operations, with precision enhanced by the unique properties of quantum mechanics has been demonstrated by scientists and ... read more

June 1, 2015 — A mini hybrid gamma ray camera has been developed and is expected to revolutionize identification and removal of tumors and lymph nodes. A ‘hybrid technology’ mini camera combines optical and ... read more

Medical, Magnetic Millirobots Offer Hope for Less-Invasive Surgeries

May 27, 2015 — Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging scanners. The potential ... read more

Nano-Capsules Designed for Diagnosing Malignant Tumors

May 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed adaptable nano-capsules that can help in the diagnosis of glioblastoma cells -- a highly invasive form of brain ... read more

May 25, 2015 — A new way to generate bright beams of coherent extreme UV radiation using a table-top setup has been developed by scientists. This could be used to produce high resolution images of tiny structures ... read more

36-Percent Increase in Pediatric Patients Treated With Proton Therapy, New Survey Shows

May 23, 2015 — Results from an American survey indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Based on a ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A highly sensitive imaging technique for non-invasive screening of lymph nodes for metastatic cancer has been developed by researchers. The new imaging technique -- so far tested in mice -- offers a ... read more

May 20, 2015 — America's first and only proton therapy center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting exceptional results in delivering cancer treatment since opening for patient ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Researchers have significantly improved the performance of a gamma ray-imaging “Compton” camera. The new technology has potential applications in scientific research, medical treatment and ... read more

fMRI: New Window Into the Brain

May 18, 2015 — Neuroscientists have made an important advance in studying the human brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This imaging technique is used in research to investigate the ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Scientists have developed the world's first new mercury-free light source that produces ultraviolet radiation for medical applications. It is currently being certified as a medical instrument, ... read more

Sound Waves Could Be Viable Alternative in Diagnosing Minor Fractures

May 14, 2015 — A study has been conducted of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that ... read more

Revealing Breast Cancer Using Nanoscale Polymers

May 14, 2015 — A biocompatible polymer selectively targets and lights up cancer tumors for a noninvasive imaging system, investigators report. Generating photoacoustic signals requires an ultrafast laser pulse to ... read more

A SMARTer Approach to Stroke Care

May 13, 2015 — Time is critical when it comes to stroke, and early treatment is associated with better outcomes. According to the Screening with MRI for Accurate and Rapid stroke Treatment (SMART) study, small ... read more

Saving Critical Time Diagnosing Stroke Patients With MRI by Borrowing 'Lean' Principles

May 13, 2015 — Few hospitals routinely use MRI first-line for acute stroke diagnosis because of treatment delay concerns. The first study of its kind reports that, by applying "lean" process ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A new technique promises to overturn the standard workflow in pathologic assessments of tissue by adding molecular information to standard optical imaging. The study relies on computation, instead of ... read more

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