In health care, does “hotspotting” make patients better?

Study shows no effect from program intended to reduce repeated hospitalizations by targeting high-cost patients.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 8, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

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An algorithm with an eye for visibility helps pilots in Alaska

Real-time visibility estimates are a critical need in remote areas where visual flight is common and automated weather stations are scarce.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory | Jan. 6, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: lincoln-laboratory aviation algorithms weather research imaging

Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Dec. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes lincoln-laboratory mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering health-sciences-and-technology imaging medical-devices


SMART discovers nondisruptive way to characterize the surface of nanoparticles

New method overcomes limitations of existing chemical procedures and may accelerate nanoengineering of materials.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology | Nov. 12, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

Tags: singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart nanoscience-and-nanotechnology agriculture imaging chemical-engineering school-of-engineering research

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: chemistry research drug-delivery imaging polymers school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research biological-engineering faculty broad-institute school-of-engineering profile imaging microfluidics genetics drug-development

Recovering “lost dimensions” of images and video

Model could recreate video from motion-blurred images and “corner cameras,” may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Oct. 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Using algorithms to build a map of the placenta

New technique stretches out MRI scans of placentas so they can be more accurately analyzed, and shows the potential of MRI for pregnancy monitoring.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL | Oct. 2, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs research algorithms computer-science-and-technology medicine health-care imaging school-of-engineering women

Technique can image individual proteins within synapses

Rapid imaging method could help reveal how conditions such as autism affect brain cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Sept. 26, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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