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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

Apr. 25, 2017 — A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3-D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... read more

Molecules in the Body More Visible in New Detection System, Say Scientists

Apr. 3, 2017 — A technique that will enhance the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying disease has now been developed by ... read more

An LED-Based Device for Imaging Radiation Induced Skin Damage

Mar. 29, 2017 — A non-invasive imaging device may help predict skin damage effects from radiation treatment in breast cancer ... read more

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

Noninvasive Imaging Helps Predict Heart Attacks

Mar. 14, 2017 — Noninvasive CT angiography and stress tests can help predict which patients are likely to suffer a heart attack or other adverse cardiovascular event, according to a new ... read more

Recommendations Developed to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Pediatric Orthopedic Patients

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new analysis looks at the available evidence on radiation exposure in medical imaging in pediatric orthopedic care and provides recommendations aimed at optimizing decision-making to reduce ... read more

Light Scattering Spectroscopy Helps Doctors Identify Early Pancreatic Cancer

Mar. 13, 2017 — Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers, largely because physicians lack diagnostic tools to detect the disease in its early, treatable stages. Now, a team of ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Focused ultrasound can effectively destroy tumor cells. Until now, this method has only been used for organs such as the prostate and uterus. A new project enables focused ultrasound treatment of the ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Physicists have designed a handheld device inspired by the sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who and the tricorder in Star Trek that will use the power of MRI and mass spectrometry to perform a chemical ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Invasive surgical techniques allow physicians to effectively treat disease but can lead to sometimes serious complications and dramatically slow healing for the patient. Scientists instead want to ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — A novel statistical approach to analyzing data from patients with epilepsy reveals details about their brains' internal ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A miniaturized pacemaker that doesn’t have any wires and a coronary stent that gradually dissolves in the body – both approved by Food and Drug Administration within the past year – are being ... 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

Mammography Trends Show Improved Cancer Detection, More Biopsies

Feb. 28, 2017 — The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more ... 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

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