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CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile

...dded in stone, but thanks to an industrial-size CT scanner at Penn State's Center for Quantitative Imaging, the bone structure and behavior of these small creatures are now known. The new gliding reptile is named Mecistrotrachelos apeoros meaning "soaring, long-necked" and was found at the Solite Quarry t...

3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain

...eering have adapted a three-dimensional ultrasound scanner that might guide minimally invasive brain surgerie...ll. The researchers demonstrated that the brain scanner can successfully image the brain of a dog. Guided by the device, team member Srinivasan Mukundan of ...

Diminishing dinosaur steps saved by laser and laptop

...ks. Dr Manning has also extended the use of the scanner to palaeontological investigation in the Hell Creek Formation in the United States, home to the infamous Tyrannosaurs Rex. ...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...se that may pose a hazard to both participants and scanner operators. Acoustical researchers are devising various approaches to making the machines quieter. A UK team (including Deborah Hall, MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, d.hall@ihr.mrc.ac.uk ) will present an active noise control system ...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

... Gatesy that uses animation software to combine CT scanner data with X-ray images. Images created using this technique ?the forerunner of CTX ?can be viewed at http://brown.edu/ctx/ ...

Ultrasound upgrade produces images that work like 3-D movies

... it has now modified the commercial version of the scanner to produce an even more realistic perception of depth. Paired images seem to pop out of the screen when viewed with the special glasses. The researchers created an updated version of the image-viewing software found on clinical ultrasound scanners...

Nanoparticles can track cells deep within living organisms

...ologies under development. "We can tune an MRI scanner to the specific frequency of the fluorine compound... in the particles can be detected by tuning an MRI scanner to the unique signal frequency emitted by the perfluorocarbon compound used. Since several perfl...

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

... in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner at UCLA's Ahmanson–Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, where researchers studied their brain activity; the technique uses magnetic fields to spot active brain areas by telltale increases in blood oxygen. For each question, the participants answered whe...

New fMRI technology making brain tumor surgery safer

...rformed several days prior to surgery on a 3 Tesla scanner at West Image, a Cincinnati imaging facility owned by Set Shababian, M.D. “We perform various language, motor and vision tasks with the patient in the MRI scanner,?Dr. Leach explained. FMRI scanning takes approximately 75 minutes, about 30 minutes...

New brain-chemistry differences found in depressed women

...re lying in the positron emission tomography (PET) scanner having their brains imaged. The women recalled the death or serious illness of a friend or family member, a past divorce or breakup with a boyfriend, or other major difficulties. They also had their brains imaged during a neutral emotional state. ...

NHGRI aims to make DNA sequencing faster, more cost effective

... on an immobilized primer/template. A fluorescence scanner will be used to scan and identify hundreds of thousands of molecules at once. Then the cycle will be repeated. This phased award will increase if specific milestones are met in the initial experiments. J. Michael Ramsey, Ph.D., University of Nor...

Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble

... of Medicine and its Heart Institute, says the new scanner "could dramatically change the way we diagnose cor... measured with 64-CT, researchers compared the new scanner with an existing test that is considered to be the gold standard and relies on muscle absorption of ...

Radiologists attempt to solve mystery of Tut's demise

...e said. "The electricity suddenly went out, the CT scanner could not be started and a team member became ill. If we weren't scientists, we might have become believers in the Curse of the Pharaohs." The CT examination of King Tut is part of a five-year initiative called the Egyptian Mummy Project to image ...

3-D ultrasound scanner could guide robotic surgeries

...ers have shown that a three-dimensional ultrasound scanner they developed can successfully guide a surgical robot. The scanner could find application in various medical settings, according to the researchers. They said the scan...

New MRI technique quickly builds 3-D images of knees

... says. To capture an image, a magnetic resonance scanner commonly conducts hundreds to thousands of little "experiments," or encodings, that help to make up the big picture. Block's data-acquisition technique capitalizes on recent magnetic resonance hardware advances that, coupled with a novel way of maint...

Memory loss affects more of the brain than previously thought

...ngth, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner to study the brain activity of people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to AD, and found altered functionality in both the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Previous studies looking at structural changes alone have sho...

Oops! Researchers publish new findings on the brain's response to costly mistakes

...calize this response even more precisely. The fMRI scanner uses magnetic fields to create images based on blood flow, and can detect tiny changes in the rate of blood flow in and out of various areas of the brain. The more blood flowing to a specific area, the more active the cells in that area are ?and ther...

'Genetic network' guards against lethal DNA damage

...uickly identify items at the checkout counter. The scanner in this case is a microarray: a grid of thousands of spots on a piece of glass that holds a unique "sensor" strand of DNA that matches one of the barcodes. Machines then read the microarray to identify which of the sensors found matching barcodes tha...

You will remember this

...s were scanned using an EEG (electroencephalogram) scanner which looks like a swimming cap covered with elect...t for memory. Without the timeline given by an EEG scanner such an analysis would not be possible. Tests showed that the brain's electrical activity differed ...

Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered

...y to the site of interest in three dimensions, the scanner could make such surgeries easier to perform and ev... he said. Duke developed the first 3D ultrasound scanner in 1987 for imaging the heart from outside the body. As technology enabled ever smaller ultrasound a...

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