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Medical Imaging News
September 28, 2020

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Brain-NET, a Deep Learning Methodology, Accurately Predicts Surgeon Certification Scores Based on Neuroimaging Data

Researchers demonstrated how a deep learning framework they call 'Brain-NET' can accurately predict a person's level of expertise in terms of their ...

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Distinct Illnesses, Study Suggests

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic ...

New CT Scan Method Lowers Radiation Exposure

A CT scan technique that splits a full X-ray beam into thin beamlets can deliver the same quality of image at a much reduced radiation dose, according to a new study. The technique, demonstrated on a ...

Study Finds Evidence for Existence of Elusive 'Metabolon'

Scientists have long hypothesized the existence of enzyme clusters, or 'metabolons,' in facilitating various processes within cells. Researchers have now directly observed functional metabolons ...
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Risk Gene for Alzheimer's Has Early Effects on the Brain

A genetic predisposition to late-onset Alzheimer's disease affects how the brains of young adults cope with certain memory tasks. Researchers find are based on studies with magnetic resonance ...

Why 'One Day at a Time' Works for Recovering Alcoholics

'One day at a time' is a mantra for recovering alcoholics, for whom each day without a drink builds the strength to go on to the next. A new brain imaging study shows why the approach ...

Lung Injuries from Vaping Have Characteristic Patterns on CT

Injuries to the lungs from vaping have suggestive patterns on CT scans that could help physicians make accurate diagnoses and reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to a new ...

Virtual Imaging Trials Optimize CT, Radiography for COVID-19

A new article looks at the use of virtual imaging trials in effective assessment and optimization of CT and radiography acquisitions and analysis tools to help manage the coronavirus disease ...

New Insights Into Lung Tissue in COVID-19 Disease

Researchers have developed a new three-dimensional imaging technique to visualize tissue damage in severe ...

Team Creates Better Tool to Aid COVID-19 Diagnosis

A radiologist and an evolutionary anatomist have teamed up to show the same techniques used for research on reptile and bird lungs can be used to help confirm the diagnosis of COVID-19 in patients. ...

OCT-Based Technique Captures Subtle Details of Photoreceptor Function

Researchers have developed a new instrument that has, for the first time, measured tiny light-evoked deformations in individual rods and cones in a living human eye. The new approach could one day ...

Future Mental Health Care May Include Diagnosis Via Brain Scan and Computer Algorithm

Most of modern medicine has physical tests or objective techniques to define much of what ails us. Yet, there is currently no blood or genetic test, or impartial procedure that can definitively ...

Fundamentally New Approach to Ultrasound Imaging

Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for creating ultrasound images. The new approach is substantially simpler than existing techniques and could significantly drive down technology ...

Clot Permeability Linked to First-Attempt Success of Aspiration Thrombectomy

A multicenter study reports that clot perviousness, or permeability - the ability for contrast used during the initial imaging workup to seep through a clot, as estimated by CT imaging - is ...

Body Weight Has Surprising, Alarming Impact on Brain Function

As a person's weight goes up, all regions of the brain go down in activity and blood flow, according to a new brain imaging ...

Potential Preterm Births in High Risk Women Predicted to 73% Accuracy, by New Technique

A new technique that can spot a potential preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women, with up to 73% accuracy months before delivery, has been developed by ...

New Machine Learning Method Allows Hospitals to Share Patient Data -- Privately

Researchers have shown that an approach called federated learning is successful in the context of brain imaging, by being able to analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of brain tumor ...

Novel Label-Free Imaging Technique Brings out the Inner Light Within T Cells

A new imaging method uses the natural autofluorescence within cells to assess T cell activity. The technique could help assess T cell involvement in ...

Simple Urine Test Could Significantly Improve Detection of Adrenal Cancer

Using a simple urine test alongside routine imaging for patients with adrenal masses could speed up adrenal cancer diagnosis, improving patient's prognosis and reducing the need for invasive ...

World's Smallest Imaging Device Has Heart Disease in Focus

A team of researchers has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world's smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood ...

New Nano Drug Candidate Kills Aggressive Breast Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a new drug candidate that kills triple negative breast cancer cells. The discovery will help clinicians target breast cancer cells directly, while avoiding the adverse, ...

Machining the Heart: New Predictor for Helping to Beat Chronic Heart Failure

Researchers have used machine learning to predict which classes of chronic heart failure patients are most likely to experience heart failure death, and which are most likely to develop an arrhythmic ...

Super-Agers Show Resistance to Tau and Amyloid Accumulation

Super-agers, or individuals whose cognitive skills are above the norm even at an advanced age, have been found to have increased resistance to tau and amyloid proteins, according to new ...

Quantum Body Scanner? What Happens When Vector Vortex Beams Meet Scattering Media

Propagate light through any kind of medium -- be it free space or biological tissue -- and light will scatter. Robustness to scattering is a common requirement for communications and for imaging ...

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