National Institute of Standards and Technology

Backscatter body scan redux

Airline passengers have already said bon voyage to the controversial backscatter x-ray security scanners, pulled from U.S. airports in 2013 over concerns about privacy and potential radiation risks. But the ...

Jul 22, 2014
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MRI phantoms: Moving to the next stage

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an indispensable tool for diagnosing, treating, and understanding a host of medical conditions, and the technology is evolving rapidly.

Jun 25, 2013
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New NIST reference materials for green tea

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a suite of green tea reference materials to help manufacturers evaluate the composition of their products and assure researchers of the ...

May 25, 2011
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Improving the numbers, utility of medical imaging

The idea of probing the body's interior with radiation stretches back to experiments with X rays in the 1800s, but more than a century later, images taken with radiological scans still are not considered reliable ...

Apr 13, 2011
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