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Portable Brain Scanners Will Change Everything We Know About Concussions

June 17, 2014 8:26 am | by Humboldt State University | News | Comments

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a...   

Fiber Optic Sensors Enable New MRI Applications

June 16, 2014 3:07 pm | by Dennis Horwitz and Robert Rickenbach, Micronor Inc. | Micronor Inc. | Articles | Comments

Fiber optic sensors have become a critical technology enabler behind the latest functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) suite upgrades and new MRI equipment designs. It is increasingly desirable to synchronize certain patient activity...

Unleashing Clinical Measurements

June 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, PrismTech | Blogs | Comments

Medical devices are an essential element of modern medicine as they provide accurate clinical measurements such as oxygen saturation, blood pressure and temperature, x-ray and ultrasound imaging, as well as automatically administer intravenous...

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Nanoparticles Aid in Microscopic Cancer Detection

June 16, 2014 11:52 am | by INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH | News | Comments

Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracellular environment. But because they are...

Producing Hyperpolarized Xenon Gas on a Microfluidic Chip

June 16, 2014 11:08 am | by Rachel Berkowitz, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

While big machines were once the stuff that scientific dreams are made of, analytical spectroscopy instrumentation has trended to smaller products that are portable, affordable, and fit into locations far removed from a standard laboratory...

Sixteen Nanometres in 3D

June 16, 2014 10:52 am | by Paul Piwnicki, Paul Scherrer Institut | News | Comments

Tomography enables the interior of a vast range of objects to be depicted in 3D – from cellular structures to technical appliances. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) have now devised a method that opens up new scales of...

How to Market Your Device

June 16, 2014 9:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Medical devices marketed in the United States are subject to the regulatory controls in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the regulations in Title 21- Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) Parts 1-58, 800-1299... 

Nanoscale Composites Improve MRI

June 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. Scientists at Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research...

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Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound Waves

June 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National...  

Imaging Tools Help Radiologists Diagnose Lung Cancer, Save Lives

June 13, 2014 12:02 pm | by Rochester Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United...

Improvements in MRIs on the Horizon

June 11, 2014 4:04 pm | by Mike Janes, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in ...

Radioluminescence Tells the Story of Single Cells

June 10, 2014 4:18 pm | by Kimberly Brown, Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

With a new molecular imaging system powerful enough to peer down to 20-micrometer resolution, researchers can now use radioluminescence to examine the characteristics of single, unconnected cells. The result is a fascinating picture of diversity among ...

Enzyme-Inhibition Could Revolutionize Molecular Imaging

June 10, 2014 4:16 pm | by Kimberly Brown, Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

The prominent role a single enzyme plays in cancer imaging has eluded researchers for years, but not anymore. This discovery could pave new avenues in nuclear medicine. The enzyme, called neutral endopeptidase (NEP), has a way of ...  

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Inside the Adult ADHD Brain

June 10, 2014 12:19 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually “outgrow” the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood ...

Hansen Medical's Sensei X Robotic Catheter System to Be Featured at Cardiostim Congress

June 9, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics, will showcase its new Sensei X2 Robotic System prototype at Cardiostim Congress from June 18 - 21 at the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France. The Sensei X2 features...

A New Diagnostic Tool for Dementia Diseases

June 6, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new diagnostic tool helps clinicians to differentiate between Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Presented in the doctoral thesis of MD Miguel Ángel Muñoz Ruiz at the University of Eastern Finland...

Endoscope with an Oxygen Sensor Detects Pancreatic Cancer

June 6, 2014 11:53 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple endoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The study, published in GIE: Gastrointestinal...

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe in Simulations

June 5, 2014 10:53 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was...

Institute of Cancer Research Joins Consortium to Develop MRI-Guided Therapy System for Cancer Treatment

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Elekta and Royal Philips announced today that The Institute of Cancer Research, London, a world-leading cancer research institution, working with its clinical partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will join the Elekta MR Linac...

Lasers and Night-Vision Technology Help Improve Imaging of Hidden Lymphatic System

June 4, 2014 11:05 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The human lymphatic system is an important but poorly understood circulatory system consisting of tiny vessels spread throughout the body. This "drainage" network helps guard against infections and prevents swelling, which occasionally... 

LayerWise Wins GE’s Global 3D Printing Production Quest

June 4, 2014 9:50 am | by LayerWise | News | Comments

GE awarded LayerWise as winner of its worldwide open innovation challenge, the 3D Printing Production Quest. The winning submission of LayerWise proves the company’s capability to produce complex medical imaging device parts with high... 

FDA Approval of GE’s Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System

June 3, 2014 3:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced FDA approval and the U.S. launch of their new breast imaging technology, the Invenia ABUS, proven to help clinicians find 35.7% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone. In keeping with a...

MRI-Guided Laser Procedure Provides Alternative to Epilepsy Surgery

June 2, 2014 3:52 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

For patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) that can't be controlled by medications, a minimally invasive laser procedure performed under MRI guidance provides a safe and effective alternative to surgery, suggests a study in the...

Grant Will Further Investigation of Alternative Method of Detecting, Treating Breast Cancer

May 30, 2014 3:18 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $388,913 grant to an electrical engineering professor at the University of Arkansas to further her work on an alternative, noninvasive method of detecting breast cancer in excised...

Physicians Turn to Digital Tools to Boost Patient Outcomes

May 30, 2014 11:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse U.S. 2014...

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