Center refines 3D printing to build 'replacement parts' October 13, 2016 -- The good news is that humans are living longer. The bad news is that our bodies are wearing out as we age, creating the need for replacement parts that are customized to individual patients. A center in Arizona is doing just that, developing 3D printing techniques to keep people healthy and active into their old age.
Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care October 6, 2016 -- Using automated software to interpret head CT scans could someday slash the time emergency doctors need to start clot-busting treatments in cases of suspected ischemic stroke, according to a method proposed in a SPIE Newsroom technical article.
Funding, expertise give Jump an edge on 3D hearts October 3, 2016 -- These are still the early days for advanced visualization and 3D printing, but you'd hardly know it from the operation at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center. Researchers are hard at work building a library of 3D heart models designed to realize the potential of 3D modeling for education, surgical planning, and other applications.
Mary's Musings: We are all imagers September 30, 2016 -- What does medical imaging have to do with deep sea exploration? If your answer is "not much," then be sure to read this new column from Dr. Mary Morrison Saltz, who has just returned from a fascinating conference on new imaging technologies that span scientific disciplines.
Machine learning may aid reading of thyroid ultrasound September 27, 2016 -- Can machine-learning techniques perform better than a radiologist in differentiating between malignant and thyroid nodules on ultrasound? It depends on the experience level of the radiologist, according to research published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Simulation training boosts cardiac surgery skills September 21, 2016 -- Thoracic surgery residents mastered complex cardiothoracic surgery skills after participating in a surgery simulation training program, according to a pair of papers in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery that examined the effectiveness of the virtual operating theater-based course and solicited trainees' experiences.
CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life August 26, 2016 -- Australian researchers used CT, 3D printing, and some forensic tricks to reconstruct the face of Meritamun, a high-status woman who lived in ancient Egypt during the reign of the pharaohs, according to a story on Seeker.com.
Advanced visualization tool assesses lung disease August 19, 2016 -- An Australian start-up firm called 4Dx has developed a new technique that combines fluoroscopy and advanced visualization to generate high-resolution images of lung-tissue motion and airflow. The firm hopes the technology will enable researchers to view and measure abnormal function in lung regions at the earliest clinical stages of disease.