3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification
December 5, 2017 -- Low-cost, 3D-printed kidney phantoms provide shape-specific details that improve the quantification of SPECT/CT scans, according to a study from Würzburg, Germany, published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FDA releases guidance on 3D printing of medical products
December 4, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 4 released a new set of recommendations for creating medical products using 3D printers. The guidance details the agency's stance on device design, testing, and quality system requirements.  Discuss
3D-printed prosthetics improve surgery for hearing loss
December 1, 2017 -- Using customized 3D-printed middle ear prosthetics can improve the accuracy of surgical intervention in patients with conductive hearing loss, according to a study presented this week at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Philips highlights MRI, CT, and augmented radiology at RSNA
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is demonstrating a new value-oriented MRI scanner for international markets, an upgrade to its spectral CT platform, and new gamma cameras in its booth at RSNA 2017. The vendor is also giving attendees a look at the future of augmented radiology, as well as new relationships in 3D printing.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - The rapid proliferation of new technologies in healthcare is prompting some to predict that radiologists of the future will practice in a discipline that's augmented by artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other techniques that maximize their capabilities. We discuss radiology's augmented future with Dr. Jesse Courtier of the University of California, San Francisco.  Discuss
Image-guided IR treatment relieves back pain
November 29, 2017 -- An image-guided interventional radiology (IR) treatment using pulsed radiofrequency was able to relieve pain symptoms in a majority of patients with low back pain and sciatica, according to a presentation by Italian researchers on November 29 at this week's RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift?
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - One of the most intriguing new technologies in radiology is cinematic rendering, a 3D reconstruction technique that produces amazingly lifelike images from CT and MRI scans. Are cinematic-rendered images just pretty pictures, or do they represent a paradigm shift in how radiologists will do their jobs in the future? Dr. Elliot Fishman of Johns Hopkins University addresses these questions.  Discuss
3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - What if there were a low-risk, cost-effective way to validate the numerous fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) technologies in development? Patient-specific 3D-printed coronary models may be the answer, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS
November 9, 2017 -- Can a computer-aided diagnosis system based on machine learning characterize focal liver lesions on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) cine clips as accurately as an expert reader? It's certainly possible, if research published online recently in Radiology is any indication.  Discuss
Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing
October 24, 2017 -- Researchers have proposed a novel approach to chronic wound healing that involves image analysis combined with 3D modeling and bioprinting. They have used wound images from patients with diabetes, burns, and metabolic conditions that can cause tissue death.  Discuss