National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., studies how technology can improve health. She and her team developed a low-cost, portable fiber optic microscope that allows doctors to easily test for cervical cancer.
May 20, 2020

How a tablet computer and mobile van are improving cancer detection

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., of Rice University, has devoted her career to understanding how technology can improve health and save...

Diagnostic Imaging
Sensory prosthetics could give users a better sense of touch and help make everyday tasks easier.
April 23, 2020

5 breakthrough technologies your tax dollars are funding

A 15-second, painless mammogram. A laser-powered blood sugar monitor. These are just some of the many breakthrough technologies supported by...

Medical Technology

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., took the helm of NIBIB in January 2019.
April 06, 2020

Celebrating 20 years of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

For the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), 2020 is an important year. It marks the 20th anniversary of...

Medical Technology
February 13, 2019

8 NIH research highlights

What did we learn in 2018 that could help your health this year or in the future? NIH-supported researchers worked on a...

NIH Research

NIH-supported researchers are testing a wearable blood pressure monitor. They hope to develop a wireless version, like the one seen here, soon.
January 14, 2019

A wearable blood pressure monitor may be in our future

More and more consumers are using health monitors they can wear. These wearables make it easier for patients to track...

Blood Pressure
April 24, 2018

A closer look at cancer imaging tools

Imaging procedures create pictures of areas inside your body that help your health care provider see whether cancer is present....

Cancer

April 24, 2018

2-D or 3-D mammography?: The future of breast cancer detection

A new trial may be the answer for finding breast cancer in women who don't have symptoms. The trial...

Cancer
October 13, 2017

The future of asthma monitoring

With so many pollutants indoors and outdoors, determining what triggers asthma in children is not easy. Now, NIH-supported researchers are...

Asthma

The Surgery of the Future app provides a virtual tour into the operating room of the future.
July 14, 2017

NIH-supported technologies of the future

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering's Surgery of the Future app lets users see different medical technolgies...

Medical Technology
Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew is the director of NIH's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
July 14, 2017

Surgery of the future

In the not-too-distant future, operating rooms will feature devices that will revolutionize surgery for patients and doctors. You can get...

Surgery