Philips targets image-guided therapy with 1.2B bid for Volcano December 17, 2014 -- Continuing an aggressive expansion of its image-guided therapy and interventional radiology business, Philips Healthcare has inked a deal to pay $1.2 billion to acquire Volcano, a developer of intravascular ultrasound and fractional flow reserve technology.
Texture analysis sorts out indecipherable kidney lesions December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a way to differentiate benign from malignant kidney lesions with great accuracy, solving a problem that has defied solutions since the advent of CT.
GE revives Signa MRI brand, launches CT and DBT December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - The return of its storied Signa brand in MRI, a new family of Revolution CT scanners, and a new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) system with market clearance are among the new product introductions at RSNA 2014 for multimodality vendor GE Healthcare.
CT with 3D printing helps visualize face transplantation December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - CT images are helpful for planning a complicated surgery, but physicians say that being able to hold a patient's skull in their hands makes surgical planning for face transplantation much easier. And this can be accomplished with 3D printing technology, researchers explained at the RSNA 2014 meeting.
Start-up RadLogics to offer cloud-based image analysis November 30, 2014 -- A new Silicon Valley start-up called RadLogics is combining big data image analysis with cloud-based technology to offer radiologists a tool to support the image interpretation process. RadLogics is demonstrating its technology to RSNA 2014 attendees in preparation for a product launch in early 2015.
3D printing from MRI untangles congenital heart surgery November 21, 2014 -- Taking cardiac MR images and turning them into 3D prints of the entire heart has gone from experiment to clinical use in Peoria, IL. It is helping doctors there plan complex congenital heart surgeries in young children, according to a presentation at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Chicago.
'Virtual Finger' points to better use of 3D volumes November 17, 2014 -- Developers of an advanced visualization algorithm known as Virtual Finger are hoping to revolutionize the tedious and slow process of exploring 3D image content. While the algorithm is currently being employed for nonmedical applications, its developers believe it could be used clinically in the near future.
MRI brain segmentation software boosts speed, accuracy November 14, 2014 -- Texas researchers have developed a new knowledge-based segmentation technique that surpasses previous efforts to segment the brain accurately with MRI, according to a new report in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
Barco unites medical displays with Uniti launch at JFR October 16, 2014 -- In the world of medical displays, a gulf has existed between grayscale and color, with imaging facilities maintaining separate types of monitors for optimal performance. At the French national congress, JFR, Barco aims to bridge the divide through Coronis Uniti, designed for both applications.
Surgical planning 'cave' highlights advanced imaging October 10, 2014 -- Researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital are using a high-tech surgical planning room they call Plato's Cave to get the most out of their multimodality radiologic images. The Texas-sized cave helps surgeons prepare for their most challenging cases by revealing the anatomic relationships that are key to their decision-making.