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Researchers resolve PET/MRI issue for epilepsy patients

A new attenuation correction method ensures diagnostic quality PET/MR images in brain scans of epilepsy patients.

Innovative imaging in the era of precision radiology

Radiologists must be keen to explore, invent, and transform in a continuous effort to reinvent radiology, said RSNA 2017 President Richard Ehman.

Improving cancer risk estimates in nuclear medicine

Calculating the lifetime attributable risk provides more accurate cancer risk estimates for patients undergoing nuclear medicine procedures.

Exploring the visual symptoms of migraine

Characterizing migraine symptoms reveals specific fMRI responses to different visual symptoms.

PET reconstruction library wins PMB citations prize

A research paper describing the STIR PET reconstruction library has won the 2017 PMB citations prize.

All-optical ultrasound probe guides heart surgery

Flash physics: an all-optical ultrasound needle probe images heart tissue with high resolution during keyhole procedures.

RSNA: research round-up

The RSNA annual meeting showcased the latest radiology research advances.

Shining light on colorectal cancer

Researchers are developing a novel intraluminal sensor to monitor the large intestine's health and recovery during and after surgery.

Manganese-based contrast could allow safer MRI

Flash physics: a manganese-based MRI contrast agent may provide a safer alternative to gadolinium-based agents.

PET aids prostate cancer detection, therapy plans

PET imaging with a novel gallium-68 PSMA conjugated ligand improves detection of prostate cancer recurrence.

Open-source microscope tracks neurons and behaviour

The NeuBtracker open-source microscope enables simultaneous tracking of neuronal activity and behaviour in zebrafish larvae.

Photoacoustic imaging with super-resolution

Flash physics: super-resolution photoacoustic imaging holds promise for contrast-free imaging of blood microvessels.

Mini ultrasound sensor enables hybrid microscopy

A miniaturized ultrasound sensor can be integrated into any standard optical microscope to enable hybrid optical and optoacoustic microscopy.

Neural network enables mobile phase photography

Machine learning technique extracts elusive phase information from intensity image.

MRI could be 'game changer' for cardiac arrest survivors

MRI measurements of the brain's functional network connectivity after a patient experiences cardiac arrest may help predict their clinical outcome.

CESM boosts detection of malignant breast lesions

Compared with conventional mammography, contrast-enhanced spectral mammography catches an additional 7.7% of lesions in recalled women.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of recent medical imaging patent applications includes filings from the University of California, Siemens, MIT and more.

Machine learning predicts breast cancer risk

Flash physics: a machine learning model can identify which breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97% accuracy.

CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities

Swiss study reveals substantial differences around the world in the radiation dose being used for CT scans.

Computer algorithm estimates CT foetal dose

Swiss researchers develop computer models to estimate the radiation dose to foetuses of pregnant women undergoing CT.