3D-printed kidneys change preop surgical planning
January 16, 2017 -- Even experienced nephrologists can improve their preoperative planning when 3D-printed kidneys are available, according to the results of a new study in Abdominal Radiology. 3D models can shift some surgeries to less-invasive options after the translucent printed models are used for planning.
Bellus3D to launch mobile face scanning at CES show
January 5, 2017 -- A Silicon Valley start-up called Bellus3D has developed a new technology that enables users to create 3D face models by scanning with their smartphones. The company is launching the technology at this week's CES show in Las Vegas.
FDA video explains agency's role in 3D printing
December 29, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an online consumer update and video explaining its role in the growing medical 3D printing segment. The agency's role boils down to the three R's: regulation, research, and resources.
4 steps to high-quality 3D printing for radiology
December 16, 2016 -- 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.
Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia
December 14, 2016 -- In results that could potentially shake up the heart imaging status quo, a machine learning algorithm slightly outperformed a more traditional algorithm in analyzing fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) studies for detecting signs of ischemic coronary lesions, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
3D-printed kidney phantom advances SPECT/CT calibration
December 12, 2016 -- German researchers have developed a low-cost 3D printing technology that can be used to create patient-specific organ models of varying sizes and shapes, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
3D-printed models are accurate for complex lung cancers
December 5, 2016 -- CHICAGO - In one of the first studies to systematically assess the utility of complex 3D-printed models for surgery planning, researchers who printed Pancoast lung cancer tumors found them highly useful for lung cancer surgery planning, with near-perfect fidelity to patient anatomy.
Automated lymph-node segmentation takes on tough task
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A new automated lymph-node segmentation system applies both neural networks and structured optimization methods to the difficult task of separating lymph nodes from similar surrounding tissues, according to a presentation at the 2016 RSNA meeting.
Deep learning shows promise for reading chest x-rays
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A deep learning method offers potential for providing a "human-like" diagnosis on chest x-rays, a group from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center reported this week at the 2016 RSNA meeting.
Prostate CAD boosts detection for most readers
November 29, 2016 -- CHICAGO - MRI-based computer-aided detection (CAD) can improve detection sensitivity for prostate cancer for most readers, while reducing reading time fourfold, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2016.
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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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