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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

New Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance

July 20, 2016 — A multidisciplinary research team has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a ... read more

Veggie Juice That Illuminates the Gut

July 11, 2016 — The pigment that gives spinach and other plants their verdant color may improve doctors' ability to examine the human gastrointestinal tract. That's according to a study which describes how ... read more

Brain Inflammation Linked to Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

July 7, 2016 — Patients with multiple sclerosis have higher rates of depression than the general population, including people with other life-long disabling diseases. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis arise from an ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Scientists provide an overview of recent developments in light-based technologies that enable a deeper noninvasive look into the human body. The technologies hold promise to enable compact, wearable ... read more

Has Breast MRI Been Performed Upside Down?

June 22, 2016 — A new phase 1 clinical trial evaluated the differences between pre-operative prone and supine MRI exams in 12 women undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer. Researchers demonstrated that considerable ... read more

June 17, 2016 — In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain's protective blood-brain barrier and ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Adding a new device to an existing breast molecular imaging system allows the system to get six times better contrast of cancer lesions in the breast, providing the same or better image quality while ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Leaky blood vessels in the brain called cerebral microbleeds are associated with an increased risk of physical and cognitive disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new ... read more

Research Shows Promising Results for a Device Designed to Protect Athletes from Sports-Related Brain Injuries

June 15, 2016 — Two new studies involving high school football and hockey players indicate wearing a specifically designed compression collar around the neck may prevent or reduce the devastating effects of head ... read more

Novel Portable Diagnostic Tool Pairs Optical and Gamma Imaging

June 14, 2016 — Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to a new and surprisingly portable molecular imaging system that combines optical imaging at the surface level and scintigraphy, which ... read more

CT-Based Calculations Improve Accuracy of PET for Cancer Patients

June 14, 2016 — Cancer patients often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass (LBM). Neglecting to account for these changes can prevent clinicians from obtaining precise data from molecular ... read more

PET Points to Tau Protein as Leading Culprit in Alzheimer's

June 14, 2016 — Alzheimer's is a devastating and incurable disease marked by beta-amyloid and tau protein aggregations in the brain, yet the direct relationship between these proteins and neurodegeneration has ... read more

FDG PET Evaluates Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 13, 2016 — Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) have a collective reputation for not responding very well to chemotherapy. Researchers now report a means of evaluating an immunotherapy that fights off NSCLC by ... read more

Molecular Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors Optimizes Radiotherapy Dose

June 13, 2016 — Aggressive neuroendocrine cancer is something of a dark horse -- a rare, elusive and persevering force linked to discouraging long-term survival rates. Researchers are presenting a molecular imaging ... read more

PET Detects Neuroinflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

June 13, 2016 — The triggers of autoimmune inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) have eluded scientists for many years, but molecular imaging is bringing researchers closer to identifying them, while providing a ... read more

PET/CT Reveals Adaptations of the Alcoholic Brain

June 13, 2016 — Alcoholism is a devastating disorder that too often leads to a perpetual cycle of abuse. An emerging molecular imaging technique may provide a way to break that cycle. It could signal patients' ... read more

June 10, 2016 — Up until now, capturing an image of a prostate cancer has been difficult because prostate tissue and tumor tissue are so similar. Precise, non-invasive surgical treatment has proved difficult as a ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Researchers are involved in a European network to develop an endoscopic scanner for early detection of certain types of cancers that have a high mortality rate ... read more

June 7, 2016 — A recent pilot study found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients with advanced prostate cancer, ... read more

New Approach to MRI Imaging Links Saturated Fats to Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

June 7, 2016 — High saturated fats in breast tissue may be an indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women, a study shows. These findings, researchers say, may one day lead to greater understanding of the underlying ... read more

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