An imaging technique that can diagnose live tuberculosis (lat. Phthisis) in an hour and help monitor the efficacy of treatments has been developed by the researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. That’s particularly critical because many TB strains have evolved defenses against standard treatments. Speedy TB diagnostics are sorely needed, as current methods can take up to two months to complete - a stretch during which infected individuals could spread the disease broadly, even if they don’t know they’re infected. A quicker diagnosis could curtail the infection rate.