Following yesterday's imaging theme, a 3D image (at left, click to enlarge) that fuses 3D molecular and nuclear imaging was named the 2005 Image of the Year at the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Toronto last month. According to SNM:
The 2005 Image of the Year is "an exquisite structural image," notes Henry N. Wagner Jr., SNM past president and historian and professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University The orange area indicates the uptake of F-18 FDG in a primary cancer lesion and a mediastinal lymph node. The image is provided by the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Stanford University Division of Nuclear Medicine, Quon A and Gambhir SS.
Molecular imaging is a hot topic we'll be covering at the Health IC Summit in January. It's the medical incarnation of augmented reality, the use of overlays to give more information about the world we see, coverging x-ray, infographics, position information, video and virtual reality to give us superhuman vision.
(Thanks to Medgadget.)