Here is a collection of some of the latest news, advances and promising research in the medical imaging field:
- Liver cancer treatment. Interventional radiologists may have discovered a way to better identify and modify blood vessels so that radiation-emitting – and cancer killing – beads can be delivered to inoperable liver tumors. Continue reading.
- Stress and sleep studies. Neuroimaging has been used to study all kinds of things, but not the effect of stress and sleep deprivation. Scientists in Virginia hope to better understand how the brainstem and thalamus by recording the effects of stress and sleeplessness. Continue reading.
- Fiber optic illumination. New technology enables huge amounts of photons to illuminate targets inside the body, helping surgeons and other professionals to use smaller cameras (and other medical imaging equipment) while still seeing a sharp picture. Continue reading.
- Optical frequency data imaging. Advances in this technology are getting medical imaging professionals closer to comprehensive, volumetric images of esophageal tissue in less than 60 seconds. Continue reading.
- Alzheimer’s education. It’s not a technological advance, but an educational one. Several radiologists worked together to produce a digital e-booklet on Alzheimer’s which included several MRI, CT, and ultrasound images. Continue reading.
- Breast cancer treatment. Researchers in Florida have developed an infrared excitable dye, detectable by MRI and other medical imaging technology that will indicate where otherwise hard-to-detect breast micrometastases are. Continue reading.
- Bladder cancer treatment. A small number of medical facilities across the country are beginning to use a new optical imaging agent that should increase detection of bladder cancer. Continue reading.
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