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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

New Doppler Sound Database Could Help Those Suffering from Heart Conditions

Feb. 15, 2017 — Handheld devices can scan the lower limbs of a patient and 'listen' to the blood flow, providing vital early indication of problems that could lead to strokes or heart attacks.  But ... read more

Expanding Point-of-Care Disease Diagnostics With Ultrasound

Jan. 25, 2017 — Fast, accurate and inexpensive medical tests in a doctor's office are only possible for some conditions. To create new in-office diagnostics for additional diseases, researchers report a new ... read more

Jan. 2, 2017 — The mechanical resistance of tumors and collateral damage of standard treatments often hinder efforts to defeat cancers. However, a team of researchers has successfully softened malignant tumors by ... read more

Ultrasound Detects Heart Dysfunction After Successful Repair of Aortic Narrowing

Dec. 19, 2016 — New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) ... read more

Making (Sound) Waves in the Fight Against Cancer

Dec. 14, 2016 — A study describes the use of focused ultrasound along with particles called nanodroplets for the enhanced detection of cancer biomarkers in the blood. The researchers used the technique on tumors to ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Current biomedical imaging and sensing technologies include computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, optical coherence tomography, spectroscopy, and ultrasound. These technologies are at ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A new ultrasound device that produces sharper images through 3D printed lenses has been developed by a team of researchers. With clearer images, doctors and surgeons can have greater control and ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Nervous flyers and crew alike would prefer jet airliners not to vibrate so much at take off. Research points to blue skies thinking that might explain the phenomenon and find ways to reduce the ... read more

Micro-Bubbles Make Big Impact

Nov. 22, 2016 — The quest to develop a wireless micro-robot for biomedical applications requires a small-scale “motor” that can be wirelessly powered through biological media. While magnetic fields can be used ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Doctors performing medical check-ups want a full picture of the patient's health without using the scalpel. Engineers who want to investigate the stability of a bridge without cutting into it ... read more

Guiding Coronary Stent Implantation

Oct. 31, 2016 — Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is most commonly guided by angiography alone, results from a new study investigating adjunctive imaging modalities showed that the use of a novel ... read more

Controlling Ultrasound With 3-D Printed Devices

Oct. 25, 2016 — Ultrasound is more than sound. Obstetricians use it to peer inside a woman's uterus and observe a growing baby. Surgeons use powerful beams of ultrasound to destroy cancer cells. Researchers ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Now researchers present a new ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Engineers have developed a simple, energy-efficient way to create three-dimensional acoustic holograms. The technique could revolutionize applications ranging from home stereo systems to medical ... read more

Sep. 17, 2016 — Scientists have used neutron scattering to discover the key to piezoelectric excellence in newer materials for ultrasound and other ... read more

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. 9, 2016 — An imaging system that can read closed books is currently being developed. In a new article, researchers describe a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose diseases. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next ... 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

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