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Metamaterial improves high field MRI scans

Metamaterial improves high field MRI scans
Scientists from Leiden University in The Netherlands and ITMO University in Moscow, Russia have developed a new material that improves the image quality of high-field MRI scanners. The material can be used along with existing MRI coil arrays, as it’s flexible and is not very thick, and so can be integrated near the coils. The material consists of a two-dimensional “metamaterial” of resonant copper strips, and a dielectric substrate stuck to the strip array.
31st May 2017

Optic probes shed light on binge-eating

Optic probes shed light on binge-eating
Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds. When activated by light probes, GABA neurons in an area of the brain called the zona incerta induce mice to return repeatedly to feed, Anthony van den Pol and Xiaobing Zhang of the Department of Neurosurgery report in the journal Science.
26th May 2017

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


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EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Productronica India 2017
14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Industry of Things World 2017
18th September 2017
Germany Berlin Congress Center