Topic List : Imaging
Iron-containing inflammatory cells seen in Alzheimer’s brains
Using high-field MRI technology and staining techniques, scientists have located inflamed, iron-containing scavenger cells in a memory-formation structure in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients who died.
Retinal-scan analysis can predict advance of macular degeneration, study finds
A new computer algorithm could help physicians predict whether a patient’s macular degeneration will progress within a year’s time to the "wet" stage.
New molecular imaging technology could improve bladder-cancer detection, researchers say
Researchers have developed a new imaging method that targets a protein known as CD47 in human bladder cancer. This technology may greatly improve cancer detection and enable more accurate surgeries.
Study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients
Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere.
More doctors tuned to ultrasound’s frequency
As ultrasound technology has advanced, it has become an increasingly valuable tool for diagnosing and treating many types of injuries and medical conditions. On Oct. 18, hundreds of medical students will come to Stanford to learn how to use it.
Technique allows for radiation-free detection of tumors, study finds
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford have developed a way to scan young cancer patients’ bodies for tumors without exposing them to radiation.
Early work with newt toxin paves way for research into locating pain
The California newts on the Stanford campus may be limited in physical range to the area around a small, now-dry lake, but their sphere of scientific influence extends much further.
Scientists develop 'molecular flashlight' that illuminates brain tumors in mice
In a breakthrough that could have wide-ranging applications in molecular medicine, Stanford University researchers have created a bioengineered peptide that enables imaging of medulloblastomas, among the most devastating of malignant childhood brain tumors, in lab mice.
Injecting iron supplement lets scientists track transplanted stem cells
A new, noninvasive technique for tracking stem cells after transplantation — developed by a cross-disciplinary team of radiologists, chemists, statisticians and materials scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine — could help surgeons determine whether a procedure to repair injured or worn-out knees is successful.
New technique tracks cell interactions in living bodies
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new technique to see how different types of cells interact in a living mouse.