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March 23, 2017

Scientific Discovery May Change Treatment of Parkinson

Mar. 22, 2017 — When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging ... read more

Biomarker Blood Test Shows Cancer Recurrence Months Before CT Scans

Mar. 16, 2017 — Results from a prospective clinical trial showed that a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able to detect recurrences of lung cancer an average of six months before conventional imaging ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer, gallium-68 (Ga-68)-pentixafor, can quickly and non-invasively identify life-threatening atherosclerotic plaques. The tracer binds to the CXCR4 ... read more

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

Feb. 21, 2017 — The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy, report ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — In an era of spiraling health care cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument is vying to take the place of a $2 million robot for certain minimally invasive ... read more

Screening MRI Benefits Women at Average Risk of Breast Cancer

Feb. 21, 2017 — MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women, not only those at high risk, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new, automated platform capable of returning in-depth analyses of MRI scans in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days. The system has the potential to minimize ... read more

Chest Pain: New Tool Helps Doctors Decide When Tests Are Needed

Feb. 15, 2017 — Stress testing may not always be necessary for those with non-urgent chest pain, suggest researchers in a new ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A specially coated iron oxide nanoparticle could provide an alternative to conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In rare cases, the currently used ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A tiny, transparent device that fits into a contact lens can determine the speed of blood flow and oxygen metabolic rate at the back of the eye, helping to diagnose diseases such as macular ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A non-invasive imaging technique has been developed that accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy. Multiphoton microscopy of mitochondria accurately identified melanomas and basal cell ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Novel technology has been used to monitor vulnerabilities for cardiovascular events, aid in diagnosis and ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A research team has developed the Nano MRI Lamp, a new technology platform that tunes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals “ON” only in the presence of the targeted disease. This study ... read more

New Technique Slashes Diagnosis Time During Brain Surgery

Feb. 6, 2017 — Neurosurgeons want the quickest, most accurate information to help them make decisions during brain tumor surgery. A new technique could help, say ... read more

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Revealed

Feb. 2, 2017 — A pacemaker the size of a nickel can now be implanted in patients, report experts. When a lower heart rate is present, the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body during normal ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A research team has used an innovative neuroimaging tool to interrogate the complex brain networks and ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — A new radiotracer has been developed to diagnose prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and is especially difficult to diagnose. While prostate cancer is ... read more

Shape of Prostate and Compartments Within May Serve as Cancer Indicators

Feb. 1, 2017 — Preliminary computerized imaging reveals the shape of the prostate and a compartment within the gland -- called the transitional zone -- consistently differ in men with prostate cancer than those ... read more

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