Tag Archives: Imaging

Nanoparticles for Tumor Imaging and Cancer Urine Testing

Scientists at MIT have announced that they developed novel nanoparticles to detect cancer in urine samples. As well as detecting the presence of tumors, the nanoparticles can also accumulate at tumor sites and function as an imaging agent, helping to identify their location. These multifunctional particles could be very useful for routine cancer screening and… Read More »

Optical imaging technology may help surgeons better treat cancer, brain diseases

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new tool for medical professionals may help shed more light on tumors in the body and how the brain operates. Purdue University researchers created technology that uses optical imaging to better help surgeons map out tumors in the body and help them understand how certain diseases affect activity in the brain.… Read More »

Initiatives help to reduce radiation exposure from imaging exams

National campaigns encouraging the more judicious use of radiological studies are having an impact in reducing Americans’ medical radiation doses. That’s the findings of a new report from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which was released this week. The results indicate the effectiveness of national initiatives—in particular, The Image Gently and Image… Read More »

New CT imaging technique could help halt pre-term births

A new technique—electromyometrial imaging—can display a color-coded, three-dimensional picture of uterine contractions, potentially giving clues to early births. The new approach, developed by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers say the importance of the technique is that the 3D pictures may help physicians identify contractions that could lead to… Read More »

Innovative Imaging Technology Effectively Measures Disease Severity in Rare Neurodegenerative Disorder

A rapid, non-invasive eye exam that uses innovative imaging technology effectively measures the severity of disease in patients with a rare neurodegenerative disease called Friedrich ataxia, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers. The results suggest that the exam, known as corneal confocal microscopy (CCM), could be a… Read More »