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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

Imaging Probe Yields Double Insight

July 29, 2015 — An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice, researchers ... 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

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

Mar. 19, 2015 — Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers have developed a targeted therapy ... read more

'Nano-Earthquakes' Hold Key to Smarter Electronics

Mar. 10, 2015 — The performance of mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by "nano-earthquakes," researchers have ... 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

Ultrasound Lags Behind MRI for Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening

Feb. 26, 2015 — Although supplemental screening via ultrasound is unaffected by breast density, is not associated with ionizing radiation, and does not require IV contrast material, acceptance of this modality has ... read more

Feb. 26, 2015 — A material might melt or snap in half. And for engineers, knowing when and why that might happen is crucial information. Now, a researcher has laid out an overarching theory that explains why certain ... read more

Optimized Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Feb. 10, 2015 — The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or ... read more

Nanovectors Combine Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Feb. 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine therapeutic “Swiss Army knives”. Tested in mice and on cultured human cells, they ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — A device for precisely positioning small objects using acoustic waves has now been used to position fragile protein crystals a few micrometers or less in size in the path of a crystallography X-ray ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to ... read more

Targeted MRI/ultrasound Beats Standard Biopsy to Detect High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Jan. 27, 2015 — Targeted biopsy using new fusion technology that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound is more effective than standard biopsy in detecting high-risk prostate cancer, according to ... read more

Majority of Primary Care Physicians Find That Medical Imaging Improves Patient Care

Jan. 26, 2015 — Large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical imaging, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), provides ... read more

Jan. 23, 2015 — Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that would otherwise be obscured by surrounding dense breast tissue on a mammogram. The new breast imaging ... read more

Can Ultrasound Detect Potential Heart Attacks, Stroke Before Symptoms Arise

Jan. 12, 2015 — A study of portable ultrasound carried out in the USA, Canada and India has revealed the potential of this technology for detecting plaques in peripheral arteries that can lead to heart attacks and ... read more

New Technology Focuses Diffuse Light Inside Living Tissue

Jan. 5, 2015 — For the first time, a new technique that focuses diffuse light inside a dynamic scattering medium containing living tissue has been revealed by researchers. In addition, they have improved the speed ... read more

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