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R&D : Imaging
Scientists Replace Metal Collimators with Plastic Analogs

Scientists have developed plastic collimators that can replace their metal analogs used in radiation therapy. The team focused on the exact characteristics of the desired product, its...

INSIDER : Medical
Machine Learning, Imaging Technique May Boost Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers are developing a new imaging technique that can provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Using deep learning, a type of...

INSIDER : Imaging
Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis

MIT researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease diagnosis.

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News : Imaging
Computational Approach Speeds Up Microscopy Imaging

Researchers have developed a way to enhance the imaging speed of two-photon microscopy up to five times without compromising resolution. This record-fast imaging speed will allow scientists...

News : Medical
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have used machine learning methods to improve optoacoustic imaging. This relatively young medical imaging technique can be used for...

News : Medical
Machine Learning Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) down to a single micrometer in all directions, even in a...

News : Imaging
Imaging Reveals Results from Stem Cell Trial for Stroke

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported in the journal “Stem Cells” that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and...

R&D : Imaging
Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology

Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. This is the first time that technical obstacles have been overcome to fabricate a miniature device able to...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging

Artificial intelligence can improve quality of images recorded by a relatively new biomedical imaging method. This paves the way towards more accurate diagnosis and cost-effective...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Closing the Terahertz Gap: Tiny Laser Is Important Step Toward New Sensors

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have...

R&D : Imaging
Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time

Researchers have developed a camera to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time, with the hope of enabling doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in less...

News : Medical
New Imaging Tool for Diagnosing Heart Disease

An international team led by scientists from Lawson Health Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are the first to show that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to measure...

INSIDER : Imaging
New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize Cancer Surgery

Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by an invention designed to precisely locate the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them. The new imaging technology uses the way...

Blog : Imaging
Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners

Along with flying and invisibility, high on the list of every child's aspirational superpowers is the ability to see through or around walls or other visual obstacles. That...

News : Imaging
New Imaging Modality Targets Cholesterol in Arterial Plaque

In an article published in the peer-reviewed SPIE publication, Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO), researchers are demonstrating a new imaging modality that successfully identifies...

News : Medical
Brain Tumor Imaging Technique Uses Protein Found in Scorpion Venom

A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. The imaging system enables...

R&D : Medical
Palm-Sized 3D Ultrasound for Scoliosis Mass Screening

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment. Named “Scolioscan Air,” the system is designed to bring...

R&D : Imaging
AI Enables Low-Dose CT Scans

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that uses image post-processing to rapidly convert low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans to images of superior quality, compared to low-dose...

Features : Test & Measurement
Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 1

With medical devices approved for more demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter aortic and mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR), the long-term structural...

Briefs : Medical
Miniature Robot Could Check Colons for Early Signs of Disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day...

Features : Software
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

R&D : Photonics/Optics
Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a new “virtual biopsy” device can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The...

Features : Medical
Using Data-Centric Connectivity to Drive Innovation in Medical Imaging

Today's imaging systems save lives by making the unseen visible to a degree never before possible. Medical professionals can now view systems within the human body in...

R&D : Medical
Cable-Free Brain Imaging

Existing electrophysiological and fluorescence-based brain imaging techniques in mice are generally invasive, require head fixes or cables, and are not suitable for long-term recordings. While there have been recent...

R&D : Medical
AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists

Deep learning — a form of artificial intelligence — was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of...

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