'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.
The power and promise of 3D printing: Part 2
April 7, 2016 -- In part 2 of our series on 3D printing in healthcare, we look at the critical component of software, including automated segmentation tools and computer-aided design. We also present the lessons learned in setting up a 3D printing shop from those who did it themselves.
The power and promise of 3D printing: Part 1
April 5, 2016 -- In the first part of a two-part series, we examine the power and promise of 3D printing for medical applications. 3D printing has the potential to unlock medical image data, creating functioning blood vessels and someday even organs. But radiologists should do their homework before plunging into this exciting area.
Quantitative ultrasound CAD analyzes multiple conditions
March 29, 2016 -- Researchers have created an algorithm for computer-aided detection (CAD) of ultrasound scans that can diagnose several diseases at once using quantitative texture analysis, according to an article in the Journal of Medical Imaging.