Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays
October 18, 2017 -- Video game technology is being used for much more than simply playing games these days. Case in point: A motion-sensing device for gaming consoles can now be used to help set x-ray exposure parameters, reducing repeat exams, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.  Discuss
Portable gaming sensor enables 3D scans of elephantiasis
October 18, 2017 -- A portable infrared sensing device can produce rapid and accurate 3D scans of legs affected by elephantiasis, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Discuss
How augmented reality can transform medical imaging
October 12, 2017 -- Moving from lightboxes and x-ray film to 3D holographic images of patient anatomy, radiology has experienced incredible technological advances in recent years. And there's more to come: Pediatric radiologist Dr. Jesse Courtier believes the specialty is on the cusp of yet another exponential transformation.  Discuss
How radiologists can optimize their role in 3D printing
October 9, 2017 -- The vision of combining 3D printing and healthcare is now a reality. What can radiologists do to get started, and how can they maximize their role in the field? A panel of 3D printing experts discussed such questions and more in a September 28 webinar.  Discuss
3D-printed model helps prepare for stroke clot removal
October 6, 2017 -- A 3D-printed brain perfusion phantom can be a useful tool for interventional radiologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists to practice performing mechanical thrombectomy for interventional treatment of stroke, according to a team from the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT.  Discuss
Researchers visualize cardiac conduction system in 3D
September 13, 2017 -- A multinational research group has used 3D reconstruction of micro-CT images to visualize -- for the first time in 3D -- the group of cells that cause the heart to beat. The method shows promise for helping cardiologists plan heart surgeries and achieve better patient outcomes.  Discuss
AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering
August 25, 2017 -- It's been touted as "3D on steroids," but many in radiology still aren't sure how cinematic rendering of medical images works. Fortunately, two papers in the August edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology offer an explanation of the new technique, which creates stunningly lifelike images from scans.  Discuss
UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software
August 16, 2017 -- A pediatric radiologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has developed an imaging augmented reality software application for use in planning liver transplants and surgery -- one that he hopes could not only reduce surgical times but also boost surgeons' confidence in their treatment plans.  Discuss
3D printing shortens hip surgery times, lowers costs
August 11, 2017 -- 3D printing can be invaluable for training surgeons and can significantly shorten hip surgery times in patients with a common adolescent hip disorder, saving thousands in surgical costs, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego.  Discuss
CAD software aids monitoring of multiple sclerosis
August 9, 2017 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software can help monitor multiple sclerosis progression on MRI, bridging the skill gap between neuroradiologists and nonspecialized, untrained imaging readers, according to recent research published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss