3D light scanner supplements CT for bedside procedures
February 24, 2020 -- Researchers from Tennessee have developed a navigation technique that employs a 3D light scanner and 3D printing technology to improve the accuracy and workflow of minimally invasive procedures reliant on CT data. They describe their technique in an article recently published in World Neurosurgery.  Discuss
Can ultrasound, 3D printing deepen maternal-fetal bonds?
February 18, 2020 -- When a pregnant woman sees her fetus on imaging scans, it can help strengthen the bond she feels with her unborn child, say researchers. They demonstrate how 3D-printed models based on ultrasound scans confirmed this concept in a study published online on February 8 in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  Discuss
3D micro-CT primed to revamp breast cancer imaging
February 11, 2020 -- Using 3D micro-CT to image breast cancer biopsy samples leads to a more precise assessment of cancer margins than the traditional histological approach and could improve the effectiveness of surgical treatment, according to a study published online February 4 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
Can 3D printing help optimize cardiac CT protocols?
February 7, 2020 -- Patient-specific 3D-printed coronary models have allowed clinicians to determine ideal cardiac CT protocols for various cardiovascular diseases with greater safety and accuracy than traditional testing methods, according to a review article published online on January 24 in Current Medical Imaging Reviews.  Discuss
3D printing helps mummy speak from beyond the grave
January 24, 2020 -- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear a mummy speak? It's now possible thanks to the magic of CT and 3D printing technology, which has enabled the re-creation of the distinct voice of an ancient Egyptian who's been dead for centuries. The process is detailed in a January 23 article in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Virtual reality shows value in x-ray patient positioning
January 13, 2020 -- Virtual reality technology enables student radiographers in Australia to simulate the entire process of acquiring an accurate x-ray exam with greater efficiency and ease than with the standard training method of clinical role-play, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiography.  Discuss
4D CT sheds light on post-TAVR treatment strategies
January 8, 2020 -- 4D CT scans showed that an anticoagulant-based treatment strategy was more effective than antiplatelet medication at reducing the risk of valve leaflet abnormalities after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in a recent study, published in the January 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering enhances view of vascular anomalies
January 2, 2020 -- Radiologists from Johns Hopkins University applied cinematic rendering to the clinical management of congenital vascular anomalies and uncovered critical features of patient anatomy and pathology that were not evident using traditional volume rendering techniques or conventional CT.  Discuss
3 ways to advance 3D printing in radiology
December 19, 2019 -- How can leaders in radiology prepare for the growing integration of 3D printing in clinical practice, and what measures can they take to help ensure its success? By investing more in radiologists' education and training in emerging technologies, according to one 3D printing expert from Florida.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing make waves in cardiac care
December 6, 2019 -- CHICAGO - What are the distinct benefits of 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) in the management of cardiac conditions, and what clinical scenarios are the technologies best suited for? Radiologists from Poland and Canada discussed these questions and more in a Thursday educational session at RSNA 2019.  Discuss