scanning electron microscope showing salmanella typhimurium invading cultured human cells

Imaging Technology

Imaging is the formation of a picture. This simple definition understates its power. From cave drawings to the Martian landscape, images help us to communicate and to understand.

New technologies are opening windows into previously unseen worlds and showing them to us in three dimensional crystal clarity. We can now watch the brain in action, view individual atoms and look back to the beginnings of our universe.


Medical Imaging

Advances in medical imaging techniques and equipment allows researches a deep view into the basic workings of life and are the foundation for future medical discoveries.

Medical Imaging



The microscope is a major contributor to many of the latest technological breakthroughs in. Some microscopes are even being used in reverse--to manipulate atoms and molecules




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This nebula, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, is about 170,000 light-years away.

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