Posts Tagged ‘X-Ray Source’

Is Nanox another Theranos?

Posted on: September 18th, 2020 by admin 3 Comments

At the beginning of 2020, we highlighted the story of Theranos, manufacturer of a “revolutionary” blood testing system that was supposedly able […]

Treatment is on Target

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 by admin

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a treatment that employs ionising radiation to kill malignant cancer cells and is usually delivered by a […]

The Next Unicorn

Posted on: July 24th, 2020 by admin 2 Comments

In the business world, a “unicorn” is the term used to indicate that a privately held startup company has a […]

COVID-19 and Medical Imaging

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 is reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), a technique for which its inventor, Kary […]

Protons vs Photons

Posted on: February 21st, 2020 by admin

X-rays, first discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895, are beams of photons that exhibit three intrinsic properties when passing through biological tissue. […]

Searching for the Inner Sanctum

Posted on: June 7th, 2019 by admin

The double helix of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is one of biology’s most iconic structures, inspiring the design of staircases […]

Disrupting the X-Ray Market

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

It’s been more than 120 years since Ivan Puluj and Wilhelm Röntgen conducted their groundbreaking experiments leading to the discovery of X-rays. […]

FDA Hit by Government Shutdown

Posted on: January 4th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

Just north of downtown Washington, DC, in suburban Maryland, lies the sprawling campus of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), […]

X-ray Interferometry – An Emerging Technology

Posted on: September 14th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

For the past decade, Marco Stampanoni and his TOMCAT team at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) […]

To Scatter or Not to Scatter?

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

When X-rays pass through tissue, such as a woman’s breast, the primary rays travel straight through, whereas some of the […]