Looking inside medical imaging
Finding out what’s happening inside is a critical part of diagnosing disease and injury. New and evolving medical imaging technologies show us fascinating perspectives inside the human body.
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In Dr Richard Watts’ laboratory at the University of Canterbury, his team are looking at brain function by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
X-rays have particular uses when looking inside the body, and work best showing hard tissues like bones. They were first discovered in the 19th century.
There is no one cause of cancer, but scientists have identified a number of factors that can increase (risk factors) or decrease (protective factors) the chances of getting cancer.
Dr Eli Van Houten and his team at the University of Canterbury are researching different non-invasive methods to detect breast cancer that are more accurate and less painful than feeling for lumps or...