Artifact reduction algorithm boosts utility of 4D CT
February 27, 2017 -- Four-dimensional CT images can improve radiation therapy planning in the upper thorax and abdomen, but motion artifacts often make the images nondiagnostic. New algorithms that provide deformable registration and respiratory motion simulation clear up the picture.
TeraRecon adds to product line at HIMSS 2017
February 21, 2017 -- Advanced visualization firm TeraRecon showcased a machine-learning platform, virtualization of its iNtuition advanced visualization software, and a cloud-based augmented reality package at this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting in Orlando, FL.
Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency
February 16, 2017 -- While artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace radiologists any time soon, a new breed of software applications based on machine learning is poised to take on many of their tedious, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks -- improving productivity and freeing up more time.
Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival
February 9, 2017 -- A machine-learning survival model based on 3D cardiac motion predicts outcomes beyond conventional risk factors in patients with pulmonary hypertension, according to a new study from the U.K. and Singapore. Semiautomated analysis of the cine MR images could potentially be used to guide patient management.
Virtual coaching takes on x-ray training
February 3, 2017 -- A New Zealand start-up called Virtual Medical Coaching aims to reinvent radiographer and radiologic technologist training by making it more virtual, more personalized, more flexible, and above all more relevant for students.
CAD finds vertebral lung cancer metastases
January 27, 2017 -- Readers using an original computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm that subtracts thoracic 3D CT images from follow-up images found more vertebral metastases than readers working unaided, according to a study in PLOS One.
PET/CT CAD finds common spinal metastases
January 23, 2017 -- A new multipurpose computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm was able to detect and characterize different kinds of spinal metastases in PET/CT images automatically and accurately, say researchers from two U.S. institutions. The fully automated system could help doctors diagnose and manage patients with the most common musculoskeletal metastases.
Top 10 healthcare 3D printing events of 2016
January 18, 2017 -- 2016 was an exciting year for 3D printing in healthcare. Big investments, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnerships from front-runners of the industry seem to mark the beginning of an exciting new era. Neuroradiologist Dr. Jenny Chen of 3DHeals lists the 10 events she thinks were most important in 2016.
3D-printed kidneys change preop surgical planning
January 16, 2017 -- Even experienced nephrologists can improve their preoperative planning when 3D-printed kidneys are available, according to the results of a new study in Abdominal Radiology. 3D models can shift some surgeries to less-invasive options after the translucent printed models are used for planning.
Bellus3D to launch mobile face scanning at CES show
January 5, 2017 -- A Silicon Valley start-up called Bellus3D has developed a new technology that enables users to create 3D face models by scanning with their smartphones. The company is launching the technology at this week's CES show in Las Vegas.
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4 steps to high-quality 3D printing for radiology

3D printing has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years with the advent of low-cost consumer-grade printers. And 3D printing's growth in healthcare is helping to boost radiology's reputation as an essential service and the first step in creating highly useful models for surgery, implantation, and education Read more

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