UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software
August 16, 2017 -- A pediatric radiologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has developed an imaging augmented reality software application for use in planning liver transplants and surgery -- one that he hopes could not only reduce surgical times but also boost surgeons' confidence in their treatment plans.  Discuss
3D printing shortens hip surgery times, lowers costs
August 11, 2017 -- 3D printing can be invaluable for training surgeons and can significantly shorten hip surgery times in patients with a common adolescent hip disorder, saving thousands in surgical costs, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego.  Discuss
CAD software aids monitoring of multiple sclerosis
August 9, 2017 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software can help monitor multiple sclerosis progression on MRI, bridging the skill gap between neuroradiologists and nonspecialized, untrained imaging readers, according to recent research published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures
July 26, 2017 -- 3D-printed phantoms of aortic root anatomy offer a noninvasive way to assess the risk of a patient experiencing a leak after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to a study published in the July issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging
June 30, 2017 -- Virtual and augmented reality technologies can help radiologists perceive 3D image data more intuitively and show promise for significantly enhancing both diagnostic and interventional radiology, according to a June 29 webinar sponsored by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing
June 16, 2017 -- For all its proven value, 3D printing is just one of many ways to look at 3D data -- and it's a rather rigid one at that. For clinicians, understanding a patient's medical condition may require more than a printed skull or aneurysm. In these cases, a holographic dataset can be helpful.  Discuss
ISCT: The long road to full automation in abdominal CT
June 7, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The past few years have seen rapid progress toward the goal of automated abdominal CT analysis using multiple computer-aided-detection systems, all theoretically applied to a single abdominal CT angiography dataset, according to a Tuesday presentation at the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.  Discuss
ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'?
June 6, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - A new data reconstruction technique called cinematic rendering that creates photorealistic images was discussed in a Monday session at the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium. The technique is like "3D on steroids," according to Dr. Elliot Fishman, who is testing it at Johns Hopkins University.  Discuss
3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring
May 30, 2017 -- The promise of 3D-printed functional organs took a big step forward with the recent implantation of 3D-printed ovaries in mice. The bioprosthetic ovaries enabled the animals to ovulate and give birth to healthy pups, according to a study published online May 16 in Nature Communications. The mothers were even able to nurse their young.  Discuss
Japanese group refines digital chest x-ray algorithm
May 29, 2017 -- Researchers in Japan have refined an algorithm that someday could be used to reduce patient recognition and identification errors in digital x-ray studies. They tested their enhanced algorithm and found that it scored 100% for recognizing the correct orientation of digital x-ray images.  Discuss
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3DHeals conference explores 3D printing and more

3D printing is revolutionizing medicine -- and radiology with it. But what's the best way to learn about this emerging discipline? The 3DHeals International Conference, being held in San Francisco on April 20, will explore 3D printing in healthcare with an eye on virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. Read more

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