New method estimates postsurgical AAA rupture risk on CTA
November 15, 2019 -- A new biomechanics technique can estimate the long-term prognosis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) after surgical repair by analyzing CT angiography (CTA) scans, according to an article recently published online in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Read More
3D printing helps unravel rare cardiac anomalies
November 14, 2019 -- A 3D-printed heart model based on patient MR images helped physicians identify two uncommon cardiac anomalies in a case report published online November 11 in Clinical Imaging. The technique may be a viable alternative to more invasive procedures, such as cardiac catheterization, researchers say. Read More
3D printing may improve safety of upper GI surgery
November 7, 2019 -- 3D-printed models of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract provided several benefits to the surgical management of a patient with a compressed esophagus -- including improving preoperative planning and intraoperative navigation -- according to a case report recently published online in BMC Surgery. Read More
4 core applications of cardiovascular 3D printing
October 28, 2019 -- How are clinicians integrating 3D printing technology into adult cardiovascular medicine? Researchers from the U.S., Switzerland, and China detail a wide range of examples in four core areas in a review article published online October 21 in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Read More
Black-blood CT sheds light on intraluminal heart anatomy
October 9, 2019 -- An advanced imaging technique called black-blood CT can leverage cinematic rendering technology to provide a detailed view inside the lumen of vasculature and potentially bolster cardiac evaluation, according to an article published online October 1 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Read More
New technique unravels 3D MRI scans of placenta
October 3, 2019 -- When applied to 3D MRI, a new mapping algorithm can generate virtual placenta models that open up and flatten -- enhancing the visibility of the placenta during pregnancy, according to an upcoming presentation at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in China. Read More
Cinematic rendering offers clinical utility in MSK CT
September 26, 2019 -- What is the clinical utility of cinematic rendering in musculoskeletal (MSK) CT? It enhances the visualization of soft-tissue injuries and fractures -- in turn improving trauma evaluation and preoperative planning, Dr. Savvas Nicolaou said in a presentation at the recent International Society for Computed Tomography meeting in San Diego. Read More