Medical millirobots offer hope for less-invasive surgeries
Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.
Portable MRI could aid wounded soldiers and children in the third world
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield ...
MRI scans show why politicians' lofty statements can fall on deaf ears
New research published in the Journal of Management confirms that unless political leaders can create a sense of community amongst voters, their inspirational messages are likely to fall on deaf ears.
Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases
MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific ...
Better diagnostic imaging for traumatic brain injuries
Image-calibration technology designed and developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the Radiological Society ...
'Electronic skin' could improve early breast cancer detection
For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. ...
Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis
Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier.
ESA image: Space-brain networking
An advanced MRI scan of a human brain showing neural networks.
MRI sensor that enables long-term monitoring of oxygen levels could aid cancer diagnosis, treatment
Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body.
Montana sanctuary bear that underwent MRI dies
A 3-year-old grizzly bear that underwent an MRI at Washington State University after suffering seizures at a Montana sanctuary has died.
NIST calibration tools to encourage use of novel medical imaging technique
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of ...
World's most powerful MRI gets set to come online
Chemists use MRI to peek at temperatures of gases inside catalytic reactors
UCLA chemists for the first time have employed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—a technique normally reserved for medical clinicians peering inside the human body—to better measure the temperature of ...
A natural boost for MRI scans
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique widely used in medicine to create images of internal organs such as the heart, the lungs, the liver and even the brain. Since its invention in 1977, MRI has become a staple ...