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Surgical Microscope Reveals Transparent Ocular Structures

A new microscope provides ophthalmic surgeons high quality intraoperative optical coherence tomography visualization of the eye, without interruption of surgery.  More...
16 Apr 2014

Optoacoustic-Ultrasound Fusion Could Potentially Eliminate the Need for a Breast Biopsy and Track Early Response to Treatment

A new imaging modality may be an effective approach in reducing the need for biopsy in patients with benign but suspicious-appearing breast masses on standard diagnostic breast ultrasound.  More...
24 Mar 2014
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Secondary Light Emission Generated by Plasmonic Nanostructures May Improve Medical Imaging Technology

New clues into light emission at different wavelengths generated by elements known plasmonic nanostructures may help to improve medical imaging technology.  More...
03 Mar 2014

Special Glasses Help Surgeons Visualize Cancer

High-tech glasses may help surgeons distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells by making them glow blue when viewed through the eyewear.  More...
27 Feb 2014
Image: A super-resolution optical image of a specific hRSV viral filament produced with dSTORM technology. The viral filament is approximately 4 microns in length, typical of hRSV (Photo courtesy of Eric Alonas and Philip Santangelo).

Imaging Technology Could Solve Childhood Disease Secrets

For some children, in particular, for premature infants and those with underlying health problems, respiratory syncytial virus can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis, which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences. More...
14 Jan 2014
Image: Power grip style (A-B) and camcorder style (C-D) designs of the prototype OCT scanner. Both acquire 3D OCT images of the retina (Photo courtesy of Biomedical Optics Express).

New Hand-Held OCT Device to Simplify Early Detection of Retinal Disease

A novel hand-held optical device quickly scans a patient’s entire retina and so could aid in detecting early signs of a host of retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.  More...
31 Dec 2013
Image: Optoacoustic imaging combines light and sound to produce high-resolution, high-contrast images to indicate the presence of angiogenesis. Malignant tumor has increased blood concentration and decreased oxygenation (top) ; Optical energy is absorbed and emitted acoustically (middle); Benign growth has increased blood concentration and normal oxygenation (bottom) (Photo courtesy of Seno Medical Instruments).

Optoacoustic Breast Imaging Technology May Help Reduce Negative Biopsies for Breast Cancer

A new breast imaging technique called optoacoustics combines technology based on the photoacoustic effect with conventional ultrasound.    More...
30 Dec 2013

MedImaging General Imaging channel provides a portal into the less common imaging technologies such as diffuse optical tomography (NIR), optical coherence tomography, electrical impedance tomography and more.
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