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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Apr. 21, 2017 — Research has demonstrated a scalable and reliable fabrication process of a large scale hyperlens device based on direct pattern transfer techniques. The research team's new cost-effective ... 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

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 — Medical applications of light, looking inside human tissue, often are limited by the highly scattering nature of tissue. Intuitively, a lower limit of one photon per camera pixel is assumed. ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Microwave measurements can be used for a rapid detection of intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries, results from a clinical study demonstrate. A recently published scientific paper shows ... 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. 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

Feb. 27, 2017 — A super-material that bends, shapes and focuses sound waves that pass through it has been invented by scientists, outlines a new ... read more

Superfluid Is Now Helping Brain Surgeons

Feb. 22, 2017 — A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say ... 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 — 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. 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

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. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant -- the first of its kind in Canada -- that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous ... read more

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