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3D Imaging Provides Window into Living Cells, No Dye Required

January 22, 2014 11:25 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures—all with conventional...

Photos of the Day: Moving Kidney Stones with Ultrasound

January 22, 2014 11:04 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Besides guiding kidney stones to help them pass naturally, other applications could be to reposition a stone before or during surgery; to displace a large stone obstructing the ureter to relieve the patient’s pain and avoid emergency surgery...

Using Ultrasound to Move Kidney Stones

January 22, 2014 11:04 am | by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington | News | Comments

A new device developed at the University of Washington would let doctors use ultrasound to move kidney stones inside the body and help them pass by natural means. “Ultrasound is used today to break up large stones. That’s not what we’re...

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The First Research Results from the Neurobiology Centre

January 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology | News | Comments

Do dyslectic children have a slightly different brain structure than their colleagues? What chemical reactions cause the immune system to support the development of malignant brain tumours? Why are certain events etched so firmly in our...

Looking Ahead at Imaging Technology

January 20, 2014 1:52 pm | by Adrian Wilson, Head of Technologies, Element Six | Blogs | Comments

Today’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies, aiding the measurement of illness diagnose and treatment, even when stretched to their limits, have not allowed for resolution beyond a few micrometers and traditionally require expensive...

Tissue Sample Marking Technology Takes the First Stage of Cancer Detection Beyond the Microscope-Assisted Eye

January 20, 2014 9:55 am | by PathXL | News | Comments

New software developed by biotechnology specialists PathXL in Belfast, Northern Ireland, provides pathologists with the potential to measure hundreds of cancer characteristics in tissue, improving what can be achieved with the naked eye...

CEA Joins Industry Groups in Sponsoring Educational Series on Health App Development Under FDA Regulation

January 17, 2014 11:53 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | News | Comments

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association announced its sponsorship of an educational program series called the “Mobile Medical Apps (MMA) Roadshow: Managing App Development under FDA Regulation,” joining a consortium of six leading... 

Unwanted Side Effect Becomes Advantage in Photoacoustic Imaging

January 16, 2014 2:54 pm | by Beth Miller, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Biomedical engineer Lihong Wang, PhD, and researchers in his lab work with lasers used in photoacoustic imaging for early-cancer detection and a close look at biological tissue. But sometimes there are limitations to what they can do, and...

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Engineer Pursues Development of Five-Dimensional Imaging Technology

January 16, 2014 2:42 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Guohua Cao, director of the X-Ray Systems Laboratory, is leading an effort to develop a new type of X-ray scanner that is an unprecedented five dimensional technology. Cao is using his...

Calgary Scientific Inc. Joins the Technology Alliance Partnership of Hitachi Data Systems to Offer Powerful Visualization

January 15, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today it has become a member of the Health and Life Sciences Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program of Hitachi Data...

Building Complex Polymer Nanostructures on Plant Virus Scaffolds

January 14, 2014 1:01 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received a $540,000 federal grant to devise methods for building minute structures tailored to precisely deliver medicines to tumors or carry dyes that help imaging technologies detect disease...

Researchers Investigating How to Make PET Imaging Even Sweeter

January 14, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

An international research team led by Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is testing its novel sugar-based tracer contrast agent to be used with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to help in the hunt for dangerous...

Understanding Secondary Light Emission by Plasmonic Nanostructures May Improve Medical Imaging

January 14, 2014 10:20 am | by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois | News | Comments

“Plasmonic nanostructures are of great current interest as chemical sensors, in vivo imaging agents, and for photothermal therapeutics,” explained David G. Cahill, a Willett Professor and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering...

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Merge Healthcare Licenses Zero Footprint Patent Portfolio From Heart Imaging Technologies

January 14, 2014 2:46 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, and Heart Imaging Technologies (Heart IT), an industry leader in web-based medical image viewing and management solutions...

Following Up from RSNA 2013

January 13, 2014 1:58 pm | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Heading into RSNA 2013, I wrote about advancements in technology over the past 25 years and how significant improvements in technology has allowed us to deliver on what we hoped would be possible. This seemed to resonate with many people...

Children’s Brain Imaging Data Bank Could Become a ‘Google’ Tool for Doctors

January 13, 2014 11:35 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

When an MRI scan uncovers an unusual architecture or shape in a child’s brain, it’s cause for concern: The malformation may be a sign of disease. But deciding whether that odd-looking anatomy is worrisome or harmless can be difficult. To...

Crowdfunded Cloud-Based Solution for Storing, Accessing and Sharing Medical Imaging for Clinical Diagnosis

January 13, 2014 11:20 am | by myMedImage | News | Comments

Millions of medical images are wasted every year. For patients, wasted images equates to higher costs and longer wait times for diagnosis. For doctors, it saps vital resources and is a source of significant frustration. The World Health...

Tweaking MRI to Track Creatine May Spot Heart Problems Earlier

January 13, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new MRI method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help clinicians and scientists find abnormalities and disorders earlier than traditional diagnostic methods, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the...   

Enhancing Stent Treatment with Groundbreaking Imaging Technology

January 10, 2014 12:07 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center hope to improve treatment and survival rates of ischemic heart disease patients by providing doctors an unprecedented look at the stents they place...

High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding...

Motion Evaluation Tool Saves Patients X-Ray Radiation Exposure

January 9, 2014 2:56 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive...

Simple Test Can Indicate Cervical Cancer

January 9, 2014 2:49 pm | by Gary Mans, University of Louisville | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville have confirmed that using the heat profile from a person’s blood, called a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including the stage of cancer...

Achieving 3D Visualization for Chairside Dental Assistance Devices with Embedded APUs

January 8, 2014 4:29 pm | by Richard Freitag, White Lion Technologies, and Buddy Broeker, AMD Embedded Solutions | Articles | Comments

Like many technologies in the healthcare domain, the dental assistance device market is moving quickly to embrace 3D visualization at the point of care via a new generation of video- and graphics-optimized touchscreen panels that can be... 

Scientists Make Your Stomach Turn Bright Green if You Have an Ulcer

January 8, 2014 2:49 pm | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers...

Next Generation Procedures Tables Set New Benchmark in Efficient, Patient-Focused Design

January 6, 2014 3:56 pm | by Midmark Corporation | News | Comments

As the healthcare industry evolves and places renewed emphasis on patient-caregiver engagement, Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, recently introduced...

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