Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging
June 30, 2017 -- Virtual and augmented reality technologies can help radiologists perceive 3D image data more intuitively and show promise for significantly enhancing both diagnostic and interventional radiology, according to a June 29 webinar sponsored by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.
Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing
June 16, 2017 -- For all its proven value, 3D printing is just one of many ways to look at 3D data -- and it's a rather rigid one at that. For clinicians, understanding a patient's medical condition may require more than a printed skull or aneurysm. In these cases, a holographic dataset can be helpful.
ISCT: The long road to full automation in abdominal CT
June 7, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The past few years have seen rapid progress toward the goal of automated abdominal CT analysis using multiple computer-aided-detection systems, all theoretically applied to a single abdominal CT angiography dataset, according to a Tuesday presentation at the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.
ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'?
June 6, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - A new data reconstruction technique called cinematic rendering that creates photorealistic images was discussed in a Monday session at the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium. The technique is like "3D on steroids," according to Dr. Elliot Fishman, who is testing it at Johns Hopkins University.
3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring
May 30, 2017 -- The promise of 3D-printed functional organs took a big step forward with the recent implantation of 3D-printed ovaries in mice. The bioprosthetic ovaries enabled the animals to ovulate and give birth to healthy pups, according to a study published online May 16 in Nature Communications. The mothers were even able to nurse their young.
Japanese group refines digital chest x-ray algorithm
May 29, 2017 -- Researchers in Japan have refined an algorithm that someday could be used to reduce patient recognition and identification errors in digital x-ray studies. They tested their enhanced algorithm and found that it scored 100% for recognizing the correct orientation of digital x-ray images.
ACR 2017: Simulation puts residents in the hot seat
May 25, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - There may be no better way to evaluate the competency of budding radiology residents than to expose them to the actual hands-on, frenetic experience of the clinical environment. A simulation program that replicates the reading room was described this week at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.
3D printing helps rads build better CT fluoro paddle
May 25, 2017 -- Have you ever wanted to improve a device you use every day? It's now easier thanks to the magic of 3D printing. Researchers who modified a compression paddle for CT-guided fluoroscopy studies described how they did it in a May 15 article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
May 17, 2017 -- A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine whether they've removed all cancerous tissue during breast surgery, according to a study published online May 17 in Science Advances.
Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance
May 4, 2017 -- An image processing technique applied to contrast-enhanced ultrasound can deliver sharp, spatially compounded images without the need for additional transmit and receive cycles that can damage microbubble contrast, researchers have concluded.
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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. Read more

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