As access to health care increases, there’s also a danger of getting too much of it.
On Oct. 1, 1971, Godfrey Hounsfield’s invention took its first pictures of a human brain, using X-rays and an ingenious algorithm to identify a woman’s tumor from outside of her skull.
A technology that measures three-dimensional movement of the knee in real-time enables health professionals to make better assessments of the joint.
She believed and advocated that Africa needs to find solutions to its own problems and worked tirelessly to build biomedical engineering capacity across the continent.
Entangled photons have been used for the first time to encode information in a hologram, which could lead to improved medical diagnosis and speed up the advance of quantum technologies.
With artificial intelligence, machines can now examine thousands of medical images for signs of disease. Will this technology replace doctors – or work side by side with them?
There are many different types of medical imaging and they all pick up different things.
Nanotechnology isn’t science fiction – you can find it in the latest TV screens, solar cells and tennis rackets.
Whether at a family gathering or in a research lab, getting access to images immediately was a game-changer. And Land’s innovations went far beyond the instant photo.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors’ strategy would be a good place to start.
Fourier’s discoveries can still be felt in modern-day radiology, climate science and physics.
All multiple sclerosis sufferers have stem cells with the potential to heal them, but scientists are only just figuring out how to kick them into action.
X-rays are like light rays, but they can pass through more stuff. Some of the x-ray’s energy is blocked by bone, which is why you can see bones so clearly on x-ray scans.
Reducing health-care waste relating to unnecessary tests has been a major priority for researchers, governments and health services for decades. But how do we change the behaviour of doctors?
While Peter Mansfield didn’t have the career as a rocket scientist he craved, his contribution to humanity has been immense.
Pairing more powerful computers with increasingly sensitive scanners can yield many benefits in medicine and other fields.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.