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Anna Mikhailovskaya, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering, received a graduate fellowship of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in the category Medical Application. It’s the first time the award was given to a Russian scientist.
Thanks to this invention, MRI scanners used in research can become more powerful, improving the quality of acquired images without risks for the patient’s health. ITMO scientists developed the device together with their colleagues at the M-Cube international project. The research is published in Nature Communications.
The contest of research projects by young scientists took place as part of the Science of the Future – Science of the Youth forum organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. Evgeny Koreshin, a PhD student at ITMO’s Department of Physics and Engineering, took first place in the Medicine and Pharmacology category.
An international research team that includes staff members of ITMO University has developed a ceramic dual‐resonator probe for MR microscopy that was used to produce simultaneous images of two samples; the quality of the images and the time it took them were the same as they would be for a single sample examined with a regular probe.
The device is universal, highly sensitive, cheaper than its analogs from popular brands – and easy to use as it is wireless. A paper describing the device has been published in Nature Communications.
In the future, this breakthrough will help boost the accuracy of MRI scans and enlarge the MRI chamber in order to improve the patient experience. Results of this research may also be put to use in research-purpose high-field MRI systems.
The MRI technology has long established itself as an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. However, today’s scientists continue to work on its development and the creation of new, improved systems. One of the most important aspects in this direction is the work with ultra-high-field tomographs, which can significantly increase the accuracy of medical research. Developers of the new MRI devices are trained at ITMO University’s Master’s program “Radiofrequency Systems and Devices”, which gives its students the option of choosing to study a specialized MRI track. While still in their Master’s studies, they can engage in scientific research, as well as participate in internships abroad as part of an international research group. More on the program’s educational process and what specialists it trains.
Modern nanophotonics is seeing an increase in studies with applications in medicine and healthcare. One of the most promising and relevant are the works on improving the magnetic resonance imaging process; hundreds of scientists all over the world are working to make it possible. To that end, the fourth METANANO conference that was recently held in St. Petersburg included a separate section, BioMETANANO, which served as a platform on which Russian and international experts discussed progress in MRI studies.
Scientists from ITMO University in collaboration with colleagues of the NeuroSpin research center and Institut Fresnel from France have developed a new probe for magnetic resonance microscopy. A unique composite material developed by St. Petersburg enterprise Ceramics Jsc. and patented in Russia and the US was used for this project. Experiments showed that the new probe’s sensitivity is two times higher than that of the commonly used probes made of copper. The probes developed with the help of ceramics make it possible to decrease the time required to collect data from biological samples as well as increase the quality of images. The article was published in Advanced Materials.
An fMRI scan will highlight the parts of the human brain that become active when you see a picture of your ex. Men and women’s brains exhibit different behaviors after sex. Tumors in different areas of the brain can change one’s sexual habits or turn a do-gooder into a maniac. So will we able to manipulate our own romantic feelings in the future? We asked Polina Krivykh, a clinical psychologist, psychophysiologist, science communicator and mentor at Evolution Foundation’s Lecturer School.