medical imaging

Researchers have created a high-resolution picture of the cells at work inside a key hub of metabolism — the liver — and shown how disease reprograms individual cell types. In every tissue throughout our bodies, various cell types communicate and coordinate their efforts to perform vital functions and maintain health. The new research not only… Read more

A novel type of imaging dubbed DNA microscopy that can see inside cells at the genomic level has been invented by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators. Rather than relying on light, or any kind of optics at all, the method uses DNA “bar codes” to help pinpoint molecules’ relative positions within a sample. With… Read more

A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumors earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone, according to a new study by Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues. Additional clinical studies are needed to determine whether early therapeutic interventions enabled by early tumor growth… Read more

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these tumors as possible, but because some are so small and widespread, it is difficult to eradicate all of them. Researchers at MIT, working with surgeons… Read more

An artificial intelligence tool that could help detect breast lesions likely to become cancer has been developed by researchers at MIT. When breast cancer is detected early, it can often be treated successfully. The best available test currently is the mammogram, but they are still imperfect and often result in false positive results that can… Read more