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Project to develop mass market UV LEDs for disinfection

Project to develop mass market UV LEDs for disinfection
Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use.
22nd May 2017

Improving medical imaging and patient outcomes

Improving medical imaging and patient outcomes
Since the 1980s, GE has supported research into imaging technologies at UW–Madison. The latest agreement, a 10-year, $34-million contract, began in 2012 to fund radiology and medical physics researchers, who work on campus with the company’s newest CT, PET and MR scanners. “We have relationships globally, but UW–Madison is practically in a class of its own in those relationships,” says Jörg Debatin, vice-president, chief medical officer, and chief technology officer at GE Healthcare.
22nd May 2017

Whole body imaging solution receives commercial version

Whole body imaging solution receives commercial version
Continuing a 30 year tradition of breakthrough skin imaging innovations, Canfield Scientific completed the commercial launch of the whole body, 3D imaging system called the VECTRA WB360, at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Orlando, Florida. Designed primarily for dermatology, this state-of-the-art system simultaneously captures the entire exposed skin surface using 46 stereo vision pods and produces a single high-resolution 3D image.
19th May 2017


LungVision Navigation System receives FDA Clearance

LungVision Navigation System receives FDA Clearance
Body Vision Medical has announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market LungVision, a novel imaging system that enables accurate real-time navigation and lesion localisation during bronchoscopic procedures. LungVision, the first product based on the Body Vision platform, demonstrated outstanding results through multicenter clinical trials in the U.S.
18th May 2017

Lasers reveal live full-body scans of small animals

Lasers reveal live full-body scans of small animals
Biomedical engineers are now able to take a live, holistic look at the inner workings of a small animal with enough resolution to see active organs, flowing blood, circulating melanoma cells and firing neural networks. The technique dubbed 'single-impulse photoacoustic computed tomography (SIP-PACT)' uses the best of both light and ultrasound to peer inside living animals.
18th May 2017

Multi-modality imaging probe helps avoid biopsies

Multi-modality imaging probe helps avoid biopsies
In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fibre optic probe that can be used to perform multiple nonlinear imaging techniques without the need for tissue staining. The new multimodal imaging probe uses an ultrafast laser to create nonlinear optical effects in tissue that can reveal cancer and other diseases. A newly developed handheld fibre optic probe can perform multiple microscopy techniques without the need for tissue staining.
8th May 2017

Lowering the cost of medical laser cooling

Lowering the cost of medical laser cooling
In order to keep laser optics stable and at peak operating performance, Laird has introduced thermoelectric modules (TEMs) and thermoelectric assemblies (TEAs), which control the operating temperature of the medical laser to within defined parameters.
19th April 2017

Tissue expansion allows mapping of brain circuits

Tissue expansion allows mapping of brain circuits
MIT researchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of the cost of other techniques that offer similar resolution. The new technique relies on expanding tissue before imaging it with a conventional light microscope. Two years ago, the MIT team showed that it was possible to expand tissue volumes 100-fold, resulting in an image resolution of about 60 nanometers.
19th April 2017

Nanoscale X-ray sensor improves imaging and radiotherapy

Nanoscale X-ray sensor improves imaging and radiotherapy
Using a tiny device known as an optical antenna, researchers have created an X-ray sensor that is integrated onto the end of an optical fibre just a few tens of microns in diameter. By detecting X-rays at an extremely small spatial scale, the sensor could be combined with X-ray delivering technologies to enable high-precision medical imaging and therapeutic applications.
3rd April 2017

LED-based imaging device detects skin damage

LED-based imaging device detects skin damage
To eradicate any cancer cells that may potentially remain after surgery or chemotherapy, many breast cancer patients also undergo radiation therapy. All patients experience unfortunate side effects including skin irritation, and sometimes peeling and blistering. Patients can also develop permanent discoloration of the skin and thickening of the breast tissue months, or even years, after treatment.
3rd April 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen