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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Aug. 30, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that Meissner's corpuscle mechanoreceptors can be observed in living tissue using two-photon ... read more

New MRI Technique Sheds Technology's Longtime Limits

Aug. 16, 2016 — Since its emergence in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has given physicians a better look inside tissues, helping to diagnose maladies from brain tumors to internal bleeding to torn ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Taking a cue from medical imaging, scientists have invented a multi-view microscope that captures higher-resolution, 3D images of live cells and tissues without upping the dose of potentially harmful ... read more

Stroke Care: Randomized Penumbra 3-D Trial of Next Generation Stent Retriever Meets Primary Endpoints

July 27, 2016 — The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company's next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D ... read more

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

Imaging Technique Could Help Focus Breast Cancer Treatment

July 7, 2016 — Scientists have used imaging techniques as a new way to identify patients who could benefit from certain breast cancer treatments, according to a new ... read more

June 27, 2016 — In a partnership melding neuroscience and electrical engineering, researchers have developed a new technology that will allow neuroscientists to capture images of the brain almost 10 times larger ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Doctors and scientists in one case printed and used a 3-D kidney to help save a patient's organ during a complicated tumor-removal ... read more

Health-Care Providers Do Not Fully Understand Cancer Risk from CT Scans

June 23, 2016 — Doctors and other healthcare professionals may not be fully aware of a CT scan's effect on lifetime malignancy risk. A new study surveyed doctors, radiologists, and imaging technologists ... 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

June 20, 2016 — A new bioluminescence imaging system has been developed to improve detection sensitivity of targets in deep tissues. This allows markedly higher target-detection sensitivity, even at very low ... read more

Compound Eye for High-Density 3D Imaging

June 17, 2016 — A system named "Compound eye for high-density 3D imaging" has now been developed by researchers. This innovation was inspired by the physiological structure of flies' compound eyes. ... 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 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 — By immersing glass particles in a fluid, researchers are exploring a new mechanism for modifying an optical device's diffusivity, or the extent to which it scatters ... 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 8, 2016 — The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these ... read more

June 4, 2016 — The Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) -- the world's smallest pacemaker -- has now been gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A group of scientists has succeeded in synthesizing nanoparticles of ultrapure silicon, which exhibited the property of efficient photoluminescence, (secondary light emission after photoexcitation), ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have improved upon previous instruments, developing a new IVPA catheter design with collinear overlap between optical and acoustic waves with a tiny probe. The design can greatly improve ... read more

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