Novel biomedical imaging system

Researchers are developing a novel biomedical imaging system that combines optical and ultrasound technology to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases. Photoacoustic tomography is a noninvasive technique that converts absorbed optical energy into acoustic signal. Pulsed light is sent into body tissue, creating a small increase in temperature that causes tissue to expand and create an acoustic response that can be detected by ultrasound transducer. The ultrasound data is used to visualize the tissue.
Source: Science Daily

Splitting water: Nanoscale imaging yields key insights

In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel — just as plants do — researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or may not work. Now scientists have pioneered a technique that uses nanoscale imaging to understand how local, nanoscale properties can affect a material’s macroscopic performance.
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Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely, study finds

Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans that expose them to significant amounts of radiation and are not recommended by experts.
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New development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives insight on Alzheimer's disease

One major problem with understanding Alzheimer’s is not being able to clearly see why the disease starts. A super-resolution ‘nanoscope’ now provides a 3D view of brain molecules with 10 times greater detail. This imaging technique could help reveal how the disease progresses and where new treatments could intervene.
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Diagnosing breast cancer with an imaging pill

For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn’t always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In a new study, scientists report that they have developed a non-invasive ‘disease screening pill’ that can make cancerous tumors light up when exposed to near-infrared light in mice without using radiation.
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Unsplash, tech companies' favorite stock imaging site, now has an iOS app

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Fragile X imaging study reveals differences in infant brains

For the first time, researchers have used MRIs to show that babies with the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome had less-developed white matter compared to infants that did not develop the condition. Imaging various sections of white matter from different angles can help researchers focus on the underlying brain circuitry important for proper neuron communication.
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Confocal non-line-of-sight imaging based on the light-cone transform

Confocal non-line-of-sight imaging based on the light-cone transform

Confocal non-line-of-sight imaging based on the light-cone transform, Published online: 05 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nature25489

A confocal scanning technique solves the reconstruction problem of non-line-of-sight imaging to give fast and high-quality reconstructions of hidden objects.
Source: Nature