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Imaging Advancements

Neuroradiology and the Study of the Brain

New technology

Recently, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) released a news release describing the collaboration between its Psychiatry and its Radiology & Biomedical Imaging departments. Researchers from both disciplines are working on projects related to depression, autism and schizophrenia, the February 19, 2016 release says. Radiology and Psychiatry/Psychology partnerships at universities are not new; neither… Full Article

Ultrasound Apps

Ultrasound apps

A music mix to keep you moving, a locater of apartments available to rent, an appointment reminder, a health monitoring system, a time manager, a fitness tracker and so many more…As the folks at Apple say, “There’s an app for that!” There are even ultrasound-related apps. Let’s take a look at a few. One Minute… Full Article

What’s New in the World of Ultrasound Technology?

Portable medicine

If you’re at all interested in sonographic technology, you know there are numerous reports of  ultrasound devices becoming smaller, more portable and mobile. That’s not so different from the evolution of the computer, which originally took up the space of a whole room. Portable ultrasound technology is, naturally, extremely important—simply put, it extends the scope… Full Article

Sonography equipment

X-rays and ultrasounds are both examples of medical imaging procedures. (Other diagnostic imaging modalities exist too, like CT or CAT scans, MRIs, PET scans, among others.) Both ultrasound and X-ray technology tend to be readily or widely available, and relatively inexpensive compared to other modalities. So what is the difference between the two? Each imaging… Full Article

The brain is the most elaborate of human organs. Physicist Roger Penrose once described the brain as being more complex than a galaxy; and the Human Brain Project states, “Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science.” Taking this into consideration, the work of neuroscientist William “Jamie” Tyler, PhD… Full Article

Medical Imaging with Holograms

Holograms may conjure up thoughts of science fiction or fantastical worlds, like when Princess Leia pled “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi” in the original Star Wars film. But holography does in fact exist; and it is being pioneered in the medical imaging world. “There is no doubt that medical holography will play an important role in… Full Article

When we think of cardiovascular ultrasound technology, we might tend to equate this with imaging the heart and blood vessels for diagnostic purposes. As far as treating cardiovascular disease and conditions, we might think about interventional ultrasound where ultrasound guides the therapeutic procedures through providing a visual, such as during an angioplasty. However if you’ve… Full Article

The Multifaceted Uses of Ultrasound

When you think of it, the basis of ultrasound has been alive for millions of years among those animals using echolocation (or bio sonar) for navigating around their environment. Lazzaro Spallanzani is credited for pioneering ultrasound physics from studying echolocation among bats during the late 18th century. Ultrasound has come a long way over the… Full Article

Imaging Speech

Up until recently, those studying speech really only had static, inanimate images at their disposal to study how the tongue and other internal structures move to make certain sounds. Now, thanks to a collaborative project by five Scottish universities, linguists, phoneticians, speech therapists, researchers, healthcare professionals, second language learners—even actors wanting to master a particular… Full Article