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May 22, 2015

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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 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

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

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

Clinical Decision Tools in Electronic Medical Records Can Reduce Childhood Radiation Exposure

May 8, 2015 — Childhood exposure to ionizing radiation increases lifetime malignancy risk, but a team of researchers has found that with just a little bit of education, the risk can be significantly reduced. ... read more

May 8, 2015 — A convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers by mapping the surface of carbon materials with an appropriate contrast agent was introduced by a team of ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres. The researchers ... read more

May 5, 2015 — The recently developed Compact Light Source (CLS) -- a commercial X-ray source -- enables computer tomography scans that reveal more detail than routine scans performed at hospitals today. The new ... read more

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

Apr. 30, 2015 — Soft tissue disorders like tumors are very difficult to recognize using normal X-ray machines, as there is hardly any distinction between healthy tissue and tumors. Researchers have now developed a ... 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. 23, 2015 — Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a new technique. Scientists used quantum correlated beams of light to overcome the fundamental detection limit of ... 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

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation. They demonstrate that an approach for generating terahertz waves using ... read more

Metamaterials Shine Bright as New Terahertz Source

Apr. 22, 2015 — Metamaterials allow design and use of light-matter interactions at a fundamental level. An efficient terahertz emission from two-dimensional arrays of gold split-ring resonator metamaterials was ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A novel approach that allows real-time imaging of the immune system's response to the presence of tumors -- without the need for blood draws or invasive biopsies -- offers a potential ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — With a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, the vocal neuromuscular movements of singing and speaking can now be captured at 100 frames per second. The sound of the voice is created in the ... read more

Technology Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

Apr. 21, 2015 — Developing technology is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. "We're creating a breast cancer risk analysis system," said an electrical engineer on the study. ... read more

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