3D printing finds myriad roles in healthcare
June 13, 2016 -- From its roots in 1980 as a novel idea for speeding up product design and prototyping, 3D printing has grown into a cottage industry in healthcare, finding myriad roles in patient care and physician training, according to a review article published online May 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
RSNA, NCI to collaborate on image perception research
June 8, 2016 -- RSNA is teaming up with the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) to sponsor a week of image perception research starring you -- the radiologist. You're a notoriously hard-to-recruit demographic, but organizers hope to entice you into participation with promises of swag and a chance to do great things during RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
Ultrasound fusion software clears up liver biopsies
May 31, 2016 -- Software that fuses ultrasound images with MRI or CT studies can accurately guide liver biopsies for lesions that are hard to see on conventional ultrasound, yielding similar accuracy as CT-guided biopsy as well as some key benefits, according to an article in the June issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
'Virtual heart' can guide who should get ICD implants
May 11, 2016 -- A software-based "virtual heart" created with data from cardiac MRI scans could be a better tool for predicting which patients should receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).
Virtual reality exec Jepsen sets sights on wearable MRI
May 6, 2016 -- Virtual reality executive Mary Lou Jepsen has left Facebook's Oculus division for a start-up venture that hopes to develop miniaturized, wearable MRI technology that could be distributed at low cost to doctors around the world.
Oxford spin-off prepares MRI liver software for market
May 3, 2016 -- Perspectum Diagnostics, a start-up company spun off from Oxford University in the U.K., is preparing to unveil a new software application designed to cut down on unnecessary invasive liver biopsies.
3D MRI technique depicts postablation prostate changes
May 2, 2016 -- A new MRI-based 3D software technique is able to capture and quantify changes to the prostate after focal laser ablation therapy, researchers reported April 18 in PLOS One. The software could provide better management of prostate cancer patients after laser ablation therapy.
Augmented reality cuts fluoro dose in needle guidance
April 28, 2016 -- Ohio researchers used a prototype augmented reality system to overlay fluoroscopy images with a virtual needle for guided placement during interventional procedures, cutting dose significantly compared to conventional fluoro guidance, according to an article in Radiology.
3D-printed skull saves patient's life
April 20, 2016 -- Surgeons in South Korea used data from CT scans to create a 3D-printed skull made of titanium and implant it in a patient just in time to save her life, according to an article on 3Dprint.com.
CAD finds most lung cancers undetected on CT
April 14, 2016 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) finds most cancers that were missed in CT lung cancer screening, according to a new study in Radiology. CAD can enhance the value of CT screening by finding these cancers in time to remove them surgically.