Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places. Jennifer Chu | MIT News OfficeDecember 19, 2019 For most people, getting an ultrasound is a relatively easy procedure: As a technician gently presses a probe against a patient’s skin, sound waves generated by the probe travel […]

Producing better guides for medical-image analysis

Model quickly generates brain scan templates that represent a given patient population. Rob Matheson | MIT News OfficeNovember 26, 2019 MIT researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease diagnosis.   One use of medical image analysis is to crunch datasets of […]

Study paves way to better understanding, treatment of arthritis

NOVEMBER 25, 2019 by Steve Lundeberg, Oregon State University Oregon State University research has provided the first complete, cellular-level look at what’s going on in joints afflicted by osteoarthritis, a debilitating and costly condition that affects nearly one-quarter of adults in the United States. The study, published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, opens the door to better […]

Heating techniques could improve treatment of macular degeneration

NOVEMBER 24, 2019 by American Physical Society Age-related macular degeneration is the primary cause of central vision loss and results in the center of the visual field being blurred or fully blacked out. Though treatable, some methods can be ineffective or cause unwanted side effects. Jinglin Huang, a graduate student in medical engineering at Caltech, suggests […]