Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - The rapid proliferation of new technologies in healthcare is prompting some to predict that radiologists of the future will practice in a discipline that's augmented by artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other techniques that maximize their capabilities. We discuss radiology's augmented future with Dr. Jesse Courtier of the University of California, San Francisco.  Discuss
Image-guided IR treatment relieves back pain
November 29, 2017 -- An image-guided interventional radiology (IR) treatment using pulsed radiofrequency was able to relieve pain symptoms in a majority of patients with low back pain and sciatica, according to a presentation by Italian researchers on November 29 at this week's RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift?
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - One of the most intriguing new technologies in radiology is cinematic rendering, a 3D reconstruction technique that produces amazingly lifelike images from CT and MRI scans. Are cinematic-rendered images just pretty pictures, or do they represent a paradigm shift in how radiologists will do their jobs in the future? Dr. Elliot Fishman of Johns Hopkins University addresses these questions.  Discuss
3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - What if there were a low-risk, cost-effective way to validate the numerous fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) technologies in development? Patient-specific 3D-printed coronary models may be the answer, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS
November 9, 2017 -- Can a computer-aided diagnosis system based on machine learning characterize focal liver lesions on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) cine clips as accurately as an expert reader? It's certainly possible, if research published online recently in Radiology is any indication.  Discuss
Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing
October 24, 2017 -- Researchers have proposed a novel approach to chronic wound healing that involves image analysis combined with 3D modeling and bioprinting. They have used wound images from patients with diabetes, burns, and metabolic conditions that can cause tissue death.  Discuss
Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays
October 18, 2017 -- Video game technology is being used for much more than simply playing games these days. Case in point: A motion-sensing device for gaming consoles can now be used to help set x-ray exposure parameters, reducing repeat exams, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.  Discuss
Portable gaming sensor enables 3D scans of elephantiasis
October 18, 2017 -- A portable infrared sensing device can produce rapid and accurate 3D scans of legs affected by elephantiasis, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Discuss
How augmented reality can transform medical imaging
October 12, 2017 -- Moving from lightboxes and x-ray film to 3D holographic images of patient anatomy, radiology has experienced incredible technological advances in recent years. And there's more to come: Pediatric radiologist Dr. Jesse Courtier believes the specialty is on the cusp of yet another exponential transformation.  Discuss
How radiologists can optimize their role in 3D printing
October 9, 2017 -- The vision of combining 3D printing and healthcare is now a reality. What can radiologists do to get started, and how can they maximize their role in the field? A panel of 3D printing experts discussed such questions and more in a September 28 webinar.  Discuss