3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy
January 10, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a 3D-printed robot-guided device capable of facilitating MR-guided breast biopsy and improving the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. Biopsies can even be performed inside the MRI scanner.  Discuss
3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties
December 28, 2017 -- Researchers from Minnesota have used a 3D printer to generate patient-specific prostate models that offer the dimensions and physical properties of a real prostate while also mimicking its tactile sensation and pliability, according to an article published online December 6 in Advanced Materials Technologies.  Discuss
3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation
December 27, 2017 -- With the availability of a 3D printing material that's detectable on both CT and MRI, radiologists can simulate and practice complex image-guided cryoablation of head, neck, and spinal tumors using 3D-printed models, according to research presented at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
CAD of chest tomosynthesis works best for new readers
December 26, 2017 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) of digital chest tomosynthesis studies helped improve the diagnostic performance of inexperienced readers in a study by Japanese researchers published December 13 in Radiology. But CAD's effect was not statistically significant with physicians who had more experience.  Discuss
How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models
December 14, 2017 -- 3D printing multicolor models of organs, vessels, and bones can be much more affordable than it has been with traditional methods by using a new technique presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
FDA issues new draft guidance for medical software, CDS
December 11, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new draft guidance documents for medical software and clinical decision-support (CDS) software in response to regulatory changes mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.  Discuss
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