3D images aid selection of heart transplant donors November 19, 2015 -- Researchers in Arizona are building a virtual library of 3D hearts in a bid to improve the matching process between heart transplant donors and recipients, and to make the best use of the perpetually tight supply of donor organs.
Forget Watson -- it's the pigeons you should worry about November 18, 2015 -- If you think artificial intelligence could replace radiologists someday, there may be a new menace: It turns out that pigeons can distinguish benign from malignant tissue and identify certain cancer features with similar accuracy as their human counterparts, according to a new study published in PLOS One.
Tips for implementing 3D printing at your hospital November 4, 2015 -- Although 3D printing as a core service in healthcare is still in its infancy, many innovative institutions have been blazing a path. In this article, Todd Pietila of 3D software developer Materialise offers tips for starting a 3D printing service at your facility.
Hybrid lung CAD scheme improves accuracy October 23, 2015 -- A hybrid computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm for lung nodules showed high sensitivity with very few false positives, according to new research in Medical Physics.
3D printing helps shape radiation therapy to patients October 12, 2015 -- New uses abound for 3D printing -- and now you can add radiation therapy to the list. A Canadian medical physicist has developed a 3D printing technique that converts data from CT scans of patients into wearable pads that help radiation beams conform to patient anatomy.
3D ultrasound-based hip segmentation is fast, accurate October 6, 2015 -- A new automated hip segmentation algorithm that uses 3D ultrasound data produced accurate segmentations of the acetabulum in infant hips, according to a study in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. The technique could improve the diagnosis of infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Study raises new doubts about value of breast CAD September 28, 2015 -- Radiologists who used computer-aided detection (CAD) software to read screening mammography exams had no better accuracy than those who didn't, according to a new study published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings are the latest to cast doubt on the value of breast CAD.
3D models put pediatric hearts in surgeons' hands September 28, 2015 -- Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Children's Hospital have developed an automated software method for converting 3D MRI scans of a pediatric patient's heart into a tangible model that surgeons can use to plan operations.
Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 2 September 23, 2015 -- To keep or not to keep? The question of whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection software to highlight suspicious findings could have important medicolegal implications, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel.
Advanced image processing boosts neck tumor assessment September 21, 2015 -- Which image postprocessing techniques are best for evaluating tumors of the trachea and bronchus? Multiplanar reformations, volume rendering, and virtual bronchoscopy each have their roles, concludes a new study in PLOS One.