National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Featured Articles :

Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.
January 13, 2023

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation,...

NIH Research, Surgery, Medical Technology, COVID-19
NIBIB Director Bruce J. Tromberg demonstrates a COVID-19 antigen test to a group of U.S. Senators on the NIH campus in Bethesda. The test was developed with support from NIH RADx Tech/ATP.
October 26, 2022

Meet the Director: Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., has been the Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) since...

Meet the Director

When To Test Calculator for Individuals calculates your estimated risk of having COVID-19 and spreading it to others.
February 24, 2022

New decision-support tool for COVID-19 testing can help you get back to your life, safely

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still so much uncertainty about how to live with this virus. We have...

COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing
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