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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Redesigned Systems May Increase Access to MRI for Patients With Implanted Medical Devices

May 5, 2015 — New technology may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging to many patients whose access to MRI is currently limited. A redesign of the wire at the core of the leads that carry signals ... read more

May 1, 2015 — A safe surgical clip that dissolves, which is absorbed by the body after a certain period of time, has been created by researchers. Clinical use of this clip is expected because it can reduce the ... read more

Fast and Accurate 3-D Imaging Technique to Track Optically-Trapped Particles

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have developed a novel technique to precisely track the 3-D positions of optically-trapped particles having complicated geometry in high ... read more

Diffusion Tensor MR Tractography Effective as Quantitative Tool, Treatment Marker Response

Apr. 24, 2015 — MR tractography may be a reliable quantitative imaging biomarker to assess prostate cancer treatment response to androgen deprivation and radiation therapy, researchers ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new device may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology. The devise is a smartphone-based device that uses the kind ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed an instrument capable of non-invasively capturing subsurface details from artwork at a high resolution. Their setup will allow conservators and conservation scientists to ... read more

Breast Cancer Screening: 90 Per Cent of All Cancers Can Be Detected With MRI

Apr. 7, 2015 — Around 90 per cent of all breast cancers can be definitively diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers report. This compares to the combined methods of mammography and ultrasound ... read more

Scientists Convert Microbubbles to Nanoparticles

Mar. 30, 2015 — Biomedical researchers have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumors to potentially deliver targeted, ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, researchers were able to see blood flow and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever ... read more

Nanorobotic Agents Open the Blood-Brain Barrier, Offering Hope for New Brain Treatments

Mar. 25, 2015 — Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to a new imaging technique. Using a ... read more

Tanning Leather: Scientists Find Differences in Tanning Treatments for Materials

Mar. 16, 2015 — Cod liver oil and willow bark extract used in the tanning of skins for clothing and other products offer notable differences in treatment, a study by a team of scientists shows. Their findings show ... read more

Direct Evidence of Gadolinium Deposition in Brain Tissues Following Contrast-Enhanced MRI Exams

Mar. 16, 2015 — New research finds direct evidence of gadolinium deposition in neuronal tissues following intravenous administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI exams. "Despite evidence that ... read more

New Imaging Tool to Diagnose Heart Conditions Is Dramatically More Accurate, Less Expensive and Safer

Mar. 16, 2015 — New heart imaging technology to diagnose coronary heart disease and other heart disorders is significantly more accurate, less expensive and safer than traditional methods, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — A new MRI technique for more precise and effective treatment for prostate cancer has been developed by researchers. The sharper MRI image can provide more accurate biopsies, enable better treatment ... read more

PET/MR Can Effectively Diagnose Cause of Unclear Foot Pain

Mar. 9, 2015 — A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study. Imaging with 18F-fluoride positron emission ... read more

Treatment Guidelines for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma Outlined

Mar. 4, 2015 — A guideline has been issued that outlines the use of 3-D computed tomography (CT)-based radiation therapy planning and volumetric image guidance to more effectively treat pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma ... read more

Making Night Vision, Thermal Imaging Affordable

Mar. 4, 2015 — Researchers have created an electronic device using CMOS technology that detects electromagnetic waves to create images at nearly 10 terahertz, which is the highest frequency for electronic devices. ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — A magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique that monitors biochemical changes in tissue could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer, according to a new ... read more

Interventional Radiology Treatment Relieves Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Mar. 1, 2015 — Patients suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis now have a new weapon against this debilitating foot ailment. Researchers utilized ultrasound imaging and energy to penetrate, emulsify and remove ... read more

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