3D ultrasound-based hip segmentation is fast, accurate October 6, 2015 -- A new automated hip segmentation algorithm that uses 3D ultrasound data produced accurate segmentations of the acetabulum in infant hips, according to a study in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. The technique could improve the diagnosis of infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Study raises new doubts about value of breast CAD September 28, 2015 -- Radiologists who used computer-aided detection (CAD) software to read screening mammography exams had no better accuracy than those who didn't, according to a new study published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings are the latest to cast doubt on the value of breast CAD.
3D models put pediatric hearts in surgeons' hands September 28, 2015 -- Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Children's Hospital have developed an automated software method for converting 3D MRI scans of a pediatric patient's heart into a tangible model that surgeons can use to plan operations.
Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 2 September 23, 2015 -- To keep or not to keep? The question of whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection software to highlight suspicious findings could have important medicolegal implications, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel.
Advanced image processing boosts neck tumor assessment September 21, 2015 -- Which image postprocessing techniques are best for evaluating tumors of the trachea and bronchus? Multiplanar reformations, volume rendering, and virtual bronchoscopy each have their roles, concludes a new study in PLOS One.
Liver metastases tracking software shows high accuracy September 4, 2015 -- Tracking liver metastases on follow-up CT scans is a critical task for clinicians, but the process is time-consuming and often inefficient. A new automated method for detecting and segmenting liver metastases may help, according to an article published online in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
Proper documentation can maximize 3D reimbursement August 12, 2015 -- Medicare's recovery audit contractors are on the lookout for 3D reconstruction billing that does not meet the standards to support medical necessity. So it pays to know the rules of documentation and to follow them. Find out how in this article by Carin Carlson of Healthcare Administrative Partners.
Virtual reality enhances interventional rad training August 6, 2015 -- By offering interventional radiology trainees what they need most -- practice -- virtual reality training may be poised to stand in for the conventional version, according to a recent talk by researchers who have developed an immersive virtual reality training environment.
Standards are emerging for use of color in medical imaging July 31, 2015 -- For decades, the world of medical imaging has been visualized in shades of gray. But as color is becoming more common, challenges are emerging that mirror those solved years ago in grayscale imaging, namely regarding the use of standards to define the consistency of color images shown on different medical displays. Fortunately, help is on the way.
Software aims for realism in echocardiography July 27, 2015 -- A new echocardiography software package released this month analyzes cardiac structure and function pixel by pixel to render detailed functional 3D images that could speed up diagnosis and reduce the number of exams needed in patients undergoing cardiac workups.