ECE researchers improve the tools of diagnosis to give doctors more useful information, and to cut the cost for patients. They have made MRI with clearer images and CT scans with a lower dose of X-ray radiation, lasers that could monitor glucose levels without a needle, and sensors that can track glaucoma symptoms from inside your body. They also develop new tools like brain probes that give us previously unseen looks at how our bodies work.

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This project created an algorithm to create high-quality CT scans from a much lower dose of radiation. CT scans require a high X-ray dose to create a quality image for doctors to examine a patient, but this algorithm greatly reduces that dose.
Mapping the brain video
With the help of LEDs as small as neurons, ECE researchers are unlocking the secrets of neural pathways in the brain.
Volunteers Bring M-HEAL Solutions to Peru
Members of student organization M-HEAL had the opportunity to do medical volunteer work around Cusco, Peru.
visible light sees through the body
Using visible light to see through the human body
An ECE group has taken a step toward using visible light to image inside the body. Their method is faster and simpler than today's dominant approach.
treating diabetes with lasers
A Pain-Free Treatment for Diabetes with Lasers
ECE researchers are using super-continuum lasers as a non-invasive tool that can measure a teaspoon of glucose in the blood system.
Injectable Radio
Injectable Computers Can Broadcast from Inside the Body
The Michigan Micro Mote is being designed as a wireless sensor to be placed inside the human body to monitor medical conditions.