Augmented reality cuts fluoro dose in needle guidance
April 28, 2016 -- Ohio researchers used a prototype augmented reality system to overlay fluoroscopy images with a virtual needle for guided placement during interventional procedures, cutting dose significantly compared to conventional fluoro guidance, according to an article in Radiology.
3D-printed skull saves patient's life
April 20, 2016 -- Surgeons in South Korea used data from CT scans to create a 3D-printed skull made of titanium and implant it in a patient just in time to save her life, according to an article on 3Dprint.com.
CAD finds most lung cancers undetected on CT
April 14, 2016 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) finds most cancers that were missed in CT lung cancer screening, according to a new study in Radiology. CAD can enhance the value of CT screening by finding these cancers in time to remove them surgically.
The power and promise of 3D printing: Part 2
April 7, 2016 -- In part 2 of our series on 3D printing in healthcare, we look at the critical component of software, including automated segmentation tools and computer-aided design. We also present the lessons learned in setting up a 3D printing shop from those who did it themselves.
The power and promise of 3D printing: Part 1
April 5, 2016 -- In the first part of a two-part series, we examine the power and promise of 3D printing for medical applications. 3D printing has the potential to unlock medical image data, creating functioning blood vessels and someday even organs. But radiologists should do their homework before plunging into this exciting area.
Quantitative ultrasound CAD analyzes multiple conditions
March 29, 2016 -- Researchers have created an algorithm for computer-aided detection (CAD) of ultrasound scans that can diagnose several diseases at once using quantitative texture analysis, according to an article in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
CAD helps medical personnel triage CT lung cancer scans
March 17, 2016 -- Researchers from Canada trained nonradiology personnel to use computer-aided detection (CAD) software to analyze CT lung screening scans and triage the ones that should be passed on to radiologists for review, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
Analytics may aid treatment of ER-positive breast cancer
March 16, 2016 -- Image analytics software can be used to determine which women with breast cancers that are positive for the estrogen receptor (ER) need chemotherapy and which ones have nonaggressive cancers that only require hormonal treatment, according to research published online recently in Scientific Reports.
Algorithm quantifies airway disease at CT
March 6, 2016 -- VIENNA - A fully automated algorithm to evaluate airway disease produced good to excellent results from MDCT images, according to research from Germany presented this week at ECR 2016.
CT helps 3D printing get wounded warriors back in action
March 3, 2016 -- With the aid of CT, computer-aided design (CAD), and 3D printing, researchers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are bringing new functionality, new freedom, and a sense of normalcy to the lives of military personnel who have been gravely wounded in battle.