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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

Sep. 14, 2016 — An innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer, new research ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — A new particle accelerator generating radioactive isotopes for use in nuclear chemistry will be employed to create new medical radiopharmaceuticals, report ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Could dragon trees serve as a source of inspiration for innovations in lightweight construction? A team of researchers has laid the groundwork for designing technical fiber-reinforced lightweight ... read more

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

New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings showed that the biochip test, which allows ... read more

Better Contrast Agents Based on Nanoparticles

Aug. 3, 2016 — Scientists have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times more contrast than the ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — A small vibrating device added to surgical tools could improve surgeons' sensitivity to different shapes and textures inside their patients' bodies. Engineers have designed the small ... 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

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have nearly doubled the continuous output power of a type of laser, called a terahertz quantum cascade laser, with potential applications in medical imaging, airport security and more. ... read more

Enhancing Molecular Imaging With Light

July 25, 2016 — A new technology platform is able to image molecules at the nanoscale with ... 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

FDA Approves Scalpel-Free Brain Surgery for Tremor

July 20, 2016 — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, in patients who do not respond to medication. The ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Research could transform how scientists study molecules and cells at sub-microscopic (nanoscale) levels. An electrical and computer engineer and her team has published studies outlining a new, ... 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

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