DIY, Automated X-Rays

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Automated and mobile X-ray device
Over half of the 206 bones of an adult human skeleton are in the hands and [MORE]

Compact Scanner Produces 3D X-Ray Images in Color

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D image of a wrist with a watch
With a detector chip from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in [MORE]

New X-Ray Technology Shows Microfractures

February 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

X-Ray image
CT images appear in gray scale, and consequently are insufficient for displaying microfractures in bones.  However, researchers at the [MORE]

Fiber Optic Microbeam for Treating Brain Tumors

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fiber Optic Sensor
Microbeam radiation therapy has been used for about 20 years to treat brain tumors. In MRT, a collimator [MORE]

Ingestible X-Ray Pill

October 25, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Check-Cap Ingestible Imaging Capsule
GE Healthcare and Check-Cap (Isfiya, Israel) are collaborating to create a imaging pill (somewhat similar to Medtronic’s [MORE]

“Deep Learning” AI for Reading X-ray Images

May 17, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Intelligence
“Deep Learning” in medical diagnosis applies to many technologies. First, a large study set is computer analyzed to find [MORE]

Imaging Microcirculation in the Diabetic Foot

August 25, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Philips AMC Diabetes Feet
The Dutch electronics giant Royal Philips is assisting researchers in efforts to see, in fine detail, the [MORE]

Siemen’s Museum of Medical Technology

July 8, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Manufacturing Vacuum Tubes Used by Roentgen
A few weeks ago, technology giant Siemen’s opened its medical museum in Erlangen, Germany, featuring [MORE]

X-ray Imaging of Soft Tissue

February 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanostructured Xray of Soft Tissue
X-ray machines require contrasting agents to image soft tissue, but engineers from MIT and Mass [MORE]

“Somatom Force” Tomography

January 14, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Somatom Force Siemens
During World War II, British optical engineers developed dual aerial cameras that created 3-D pictures of the [MORE]

“Accelerator on a Chip” for Compact X-Ray Devices

November 5, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

This piece reports that physicists at the Department of Energy and Stanford University have demonstrated how lasers, acting upon [MORE]

Pocket X-Ray Scanner

March 19, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Compact Radiation Source
Described as “an accelerator about the size of a stick of gum,” engineers at the University [MORE]

Photoacoustic Imaging

June 26, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Photoacoustic imaging involves using a nano-second pulsed laser to penetrate tissue to a depth of up to 3 inches and [MORE]

Advances in Medical Imaging

September 13, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

This fascinating piece abstracts six new technologies in imaging that promise reduced radiation risk, reduced cost, mobile systems, and [MORE]