3D printers help build a better cranial nerve
March 24, 2017 -- Researchers have created a high-resolution model of a 3D-printed brain and skull base from CT and MR images that details the cranial nerves in ways that outperform standard diagnostic images. The complex neuroanatomy of the nerves can be better understood and depicted by the use of highly customizable 3D-printed models, according to a report in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers?
March 23, 2017 -- Can computer-aided detection (CAD) software developed with deep-learning technology perform better than mammographers? Yes it can, at least for the task of differentiating between benign and malignant calcifications, according to a team of researchers from California.
3DHeals conference explores 3D printing and more
March 22, 2017 -- 3D printing is revolutionizing medicine -- and radiology with it. But what's the best way to learn about this emerging discipline? The 3DHeals International Conference, being held in San Francisco on April 20, will explore 3D printing in healthcare with an eye on virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.
Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays
March 10, 2017 -- A computer-aided detection system developed using deep-learning technology can perform an initial review of chest x-rays, helping radiologists to prioritize interpretation of cases that are more likely to be abnormal, according to a presentation last week at ECR 2017.
Quantitative imaging biomarkers show promise for NASH
March 7, 2017 -- Quantitative imaging biomarkers are a promising approach for evaluating normal biological or pathogenic processes, as well as response to treatment and intervention. One near-term clinical application is the assessment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to Lola Koktysh of ScienceSoft.
Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT
March 6, 2017 -- VIENNA - Color mapping of cerebral vasculature in 4D CT angiography speeds interpretation and may improve accuracy in the detection of vessel occlusions in acute stroke patients, researchers said on Sunday at ECR 2017.
Brain maps aid understanding of human cognition
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - Detailed brain maps compiled from voxel-based morphometry of brain MR images can yield new insights into human cognition, including evidence that the hippocampus has an important role in executive function, according to a Saturday morning presentation at ECR 2017.
ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.
Chest CT with iterative recon achieves x-ray doses
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - Chest CT scans acquired at radiation doses as low as an x-ray showed lesions of all kinds conspicuously, using the latest dual-source CT scanner and iterative reconstruction. Individualized approaches tailored to specific lesion types cut the dose even further, researchers said on Friday at ECR 2017.
Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - Deep artificial neural networks can read mammograms as well as radiologists, according to research from Switzerland presented at ECR 2017 on Thursday. Neural networks can also be trained with a relatively small amount of data, the group found.
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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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