3D printing enhances planning of TAVR procedures
September 8, 2020 -- 3D-printed soft aortic root models with integrated electronic sensor arrays can improve the planning of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures in patients with aortic stenosis, potentially decreasing the risk of complications, according to research published online August 28 in Science Advances.  Discuss
Virtual imaging trials could optimize COVID-19 imaging
September 2, 2020 -- Researchers have created computerized models of lung abnormalities on CT scans of patients with COVID-19, according to an August 28 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The virtual imaging models can be used like computerized phantoms for research into the use of imaging to detect and monitor the disease.  Discuss
Augmented reality enhances medical student training
August 25, 2020 -- Augmented reality (AR) technology and 3D CT holograms can significantly improve recall of head and neck anatomy in first-year medical students, yielding better performance than viewing the holograms on traditional laptop displays, according to research published online August 20 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing can help in planning complex CHD surgeries
August 24, 2020 -- 3D printing can influence strategy changes and improve surgical confidence when planning surgeries for complex cases of congenital heart disease (CHD), according to research published online in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
3D CT models can help assess COVID-19 lung damage
August 20, 2020 -- Can advanced visualization techniques used to research the lungs of reptiles and birds also help diagnose COVID-19 in humans? Applying methods from evolutionary anatomy research, a Louisiana State University team has created 3D digitally segmented models that demonstrate the extent and distribution of the disease.  Discuss
Holographic anatomy program shifts gears after COVID-19
August 10, 2020 -- A program that uses holograms to teach human anatomy at Case Western Reserve University didn't miss a beat when COVID-19 hit in March. It distributed nearly 200 holographic headsets to students so they could continue learning at home, according to a talk at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual meeting.  Discuss
Augmented reality can control MR scanners
August 8, 2020 -- Augmented reality can provide an alternative to traditional MR console software for controlling the scanner and viewing images, according to research presented at this week's virtual conference and exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  Discuss
CT radiomics can predict COVID-19 pneumonia outcomes
July 28, 2020 -- Radiomics features on noncontrast-enhanced chest CT exams can help to identify which patients with COVID-19 pneumonia will need to be admitted to the intensive care unit. They can also predict patient outcomes, according to research published online July 23 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI, radiomics can predict stroke treatment success
July 28, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics can help to predict if a particular treatment strategy for acute ischemic stroke will be successful and how difficult the procedure will be, potentially paving the way for personalized endovascular patient management, according to research published online July 20 in Stroke.  Discuss
Radiomics can predict treatment outcome for NSCLC
July 27, 2020 -- Radiomics features on pretreatment FDG-PET exams can foretell outcomes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at the 2020 virtual annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss