A digitally generated image of the human anatomy. | Teri Rice/Getty Images

New Medical Imaging Promises Whole-Body Scanning in Real Time

By combining light and ultrasound, Duke and Caltech researchers want to help doctors see what's happening, as it happens, in the human body.

Published On 05/11/2017
1:29 PM EDT
Photoacoustic imaging uses light to induce cells to emit ultrasound waves. Advances in the technology now allow it to scan entire cross-sections of a live mouse in real time for an entire body view in under a minute. | Junjie Yao & Kara Manke, Duke University