$10 ‘intelligent’ material could make MRI faster

A new, cheap-to-produce metamaterial could make MRI scans safer and faster for patients, while also boosting image quality.

Art Jahnke-Boston University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine imaging-technology materials-science mri

New plastic could bring infrared security to your home

Lenses made of a special type of plastic could lower the cost of infrared imaging for use in home security, fire protection, and autonomous vehicles.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology infrared-light lenses plastics polymers security sensors

Safer MRI contrast agent may detect early-stage liver disease

A new contrast agent can detect liver fibrosis tumors 100 times smaller than currently approved agents—and reduces risk of toxicity, too.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine imaging-technology liver-disease mri

Infrared imaging shines a light on deep tumors

New infrared imaging technology can reveal tumors deep inside tissue with greater clarity than current methods, which could help guide treatment.

Ker Than-Stanford | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer imaging-technology immunotherapy infrared-light nanotechnology

Faster method spots anatomy to protect from radiation

CT scans help guide radiation therapy toward tumors, not healthy parts. A new deep-learning method speeds up the process of finding that anatomy.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer imaging-technology machine-learning radiation side-effects

AI boosts clarity of laser-based imaging tech

Artificial intelligence could clear up pictures taken with a relatively new technology, optoacoustic imaging, that uses lasers to peek under the skin.

ETH Zurich | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence imaging-technology lasers

WiFi system identifies people through walls by their walk

A system called XModal-ID can use video of a person walking and determine whether that same person is behind a wall using WiFi and their unique movement.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology imaging-technology surveillance video wifi

Invention uses nanoparticles to track chemo in the body

Is a dose of chemotherapy too much or too little? Is it going to the tumor or a vital organ? A new invention promises better monitoring.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy drug-delivery imaging-technology nanotechnology

MRI marker better predicts progression of multiple sclerosis

Atrophied brain lesion volume is the only MRI marker to predict which cases of MS will progress to the more severe form of the disease, research finds.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo | Sept. 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains imaging-technology mri multiple-sclerosis

Ultrasound ‘flaw’ could give us better bone scans

Researchers are turning the problem with ultrasound into a perk: a potential way to assess osteoporosis risk and treatment.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-vessels bones imaging-technology ultrasound

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