PET/MRI Protocols Boost Cancer Detection | Syntec Optics

A team of researchers is developing an advanced X-ray imaging method that aims to improve the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The noninvasive technology uses dyes, called contrast agents, that are specifically designed to recognize molecularly breast cancer cells and bind to them. The dyes will amplify the X-ray signal for tumors when imaged [..]

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Dental Age Estimation - 3D Cone Beam CT | Syntec Optics

One of the most prevalent forms of oral cancer is oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), for which the five-year survival rate has stubbornly remained at 50 percent for many years partly because diagnosis is usually made at a late stage. Better identification of both OSCC and the non-malignant lesions that can precede it would help [..]

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Electrides Investigation For Emerging Tech Applications

Researchers have developed a microscopy method that does not require mechanical scanning. The technique drastically increases the effectiveness of fluorescence lifetime microscopy (FLIM). A major limitation to traditional fluorescence lifetime microscopy methods stems from the fact that fluorescence decay is fast-occurring — most ordinary cameras are unable to capture it. Using a single-point photodetector overcomes [..]

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Electrochemical Reaction - Spectroscopic Study | Syntec Optics

An international team of scientists has published the results of an experiment that could provide a blueprint for the analysis of transition states in atoms and molecules. This would open up new opportunities to gain insights into important processes such as photocatalysis, elementary steps in photosynthesis, and radiation damage. The scientists used high-resolution electron spectroscopy [..]

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Early Detection Of Brain Disorders - New Imaging Method

AI-based evaluation of medical imaging data usually requires a specially developed algorithm for each task. Scientists have now presented a new method for configuring self-learning algorithms for a large number of different imaging datasets – without the need for specialist knowledge or very significant computing power. The method, known as nnU-Net, can deal with a [..]

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MRI Scans – Faster, Reliable AI Techniques | Syntec Optics

Researchers have developed a fluorescent imaging method to image up to five different molecule types at a time, by measuring each signal from random, distinct locations throughout a cell. This approach could allow scientists to learn much more about the complex signaling networks that control most cell functions. There are thousands of molecules encoded by [..]

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PET/MRI Protocols Boost Cancer Detection | Syntec Optics

Researchers in Japan have shown that a glass surface embedded with self-assembled gold nanoparticles can improve resolution with a little added cost even using a conventional widefield microscope, facilitating high-resolution fluorescence microscopy capable of high-speed imaging of living cells. Because optical microscopes magnify light to obtain detailed images of a structure, the size of objects [..]

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Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy Data Rendering

Superresolution microscopy – a technology that enables the acquisition of fluorescent micrographs of samples with a resolution well below the optical diffraction limit of ~250 nm – is rapidly evolving. Several methods have been developed during the past two decades that allow for this extension of conventional optical microscopy, and they have substantially contributed to [..]

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COVID-19 Screening With Infrared Imaging | Syntec Optics

The terminal scanner installed at Marshall Hall, the U.S. Army Reserve Command, and the U.S. Forces Command headquarters scans any soldiers’ or civilians’ temperatures via the wrist. It also photographs their faces as they enter Marshall Hall. A major benefit of this terminal scanner is that it doesn’t require any touching. The device is officially [..]

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Dental Age Estimation - 3D Cone Beam CT | Syntec Optics

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which forms the back portion of the lower jaw and connects your jaw to your skull, is an anatomically complex and highly loaded structure consisting of cartilage and bone. About 10 million people in the United States alone suffer from TMJ dysfunction due to birth defects, trauma, or disease. A team [..]

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Electrides Investigation For Emerging Tech Applications

An optical device that resembles a miniaturized lighthouse lens can make it easier to peer into Petri dishes and observe molecular-level details of biological processes, including cancer cell growth. The new microscope lens is also very cost-effective. Many bioimaging techniques require fluorescent dyes to be added to specific cell targets. But a recently developed Stimulated [..]

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Electrochemical Reaction - Spectroscopic Study | Syntec Optics

Researchers recently examined how cells in the brains of people at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease make and use energy. Relationships between the brain’s energy metabolism and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease have been reported previously. But this is the first study to clearly distinguish different energy molecules in the brain using high-powered imaging called [..]

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Early Detection Of Brain Disorders - New Imaging Method

Researchers are working to harness a deep learning framework to learn more about how mental illness and other disorders affect the brain. The team is combining different types of brain imaging data to capture patterns that are indicative of brain disorders. Their work is funded by a $2.4 million, a four-year award from the National [..]

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MRI Scans – Faster, Reliable AI Techniques | Syntec Optics

Tuberculosis (TB) disease affects 10 million people worldwide every year and is the leading cause of death from an infectious disease. New TB biomarkers are required for a variety of applications, including detection of sub-clinical disease for early intervention to prevent disease progression; detection of new active TB cases; and for monitoring of treatment response [..]

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Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy Data Rendering

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the third and most impactful example of a potentially lethal coronavirus infection in humans within the last 20 years. Coronaviruses are positive-stranded RNA (+RNA) viruses that replicate their unusually large genomes in the host cell’s cytoplasm. This process is supported by an elaborate virus-induced network of transformed [..]

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COVID-19 Screening With Infrared Imaging | Syntec Optics

Imaging of chemical species using mid-infrared light is a key technique for bioimaging and environmental monitoring, but the mid-IR detectors needed for the task have tended to expensive, complex, and relatively inefficient. Current mid-IR cameras are based on low bandgap semiconductor materials that require cryogenic cooling to reduce thermally excited electronic noise, and electronically cooled [..]

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Dental Age Estimation - 3D Cone Beam CT | Syntec Optics

An advanced imaging technique called scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) has provided scientists with some rough pictures of enamel crystallites. However, the intensity of traditional STEM beams required for a clearer view would damage the enamel before a picture could be generated. In new research, a team used a combination of advanced imaging techniques to [..]

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