3D printing, AR can enhance thoracoscopic surgery
December 14, 2020 -- The combination of 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) technologies can yield better outcomes for planning and guiding thoracoscopic surgeries than relying on virtual 3D lung models displayed on a monitor in the operating room, according to research published online December 1 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Read More
AI body analysis finds lung cancer survival risk factors
December 11, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to quickly analyze body composition metrics on abdominal/pelvic CT exams, yielding better prognostic information for survival in lung cancer patients than a patient's body mass index, according to research presented at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. Read More
MRI radiomics predicts axillary lymph node metastasis
December 8, 2020 -- In patients with early-stage breast cancer, "signatures" derived from MRI radiomics and patient clinical risk characteristics can be utilized to preoperatively predict axillary lymph node metastasis as well as disease-free survival, according to research published online December 8 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
CT radiomics characterizes complex cystic renal lesions
December 7, 2020 -- A machine-learning algorithm based on CT radiomics analysis can enable better preoperative risk classification of complex cystic renal lesions than relying only on the traditional Bosniak classification criteria, according to an international multicenter study presented Friday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. Read More
Radiology workflow a focus for Philips at RSNA 2020
December 3, 2020 -- A centralized command center that enables healthcare enterprises to more easily manage their far-flung radiology operations is the focus of the virtual booth at RSNA 2020 for Philips Healthcare. Read More
From alligators to COVID-19, 3D images show lung pathology
December 2, 2020 -- What do 3D reconstructed images of alligators have to do with COVID-19? Researchers from Louisiana who began working together to image reptiles have leveraged their collaboration into a 3D method for visualizing lung pathology in cases of COVID-19. Read More
3D printing makes giant strides in liver
December 1, 2020 -- 3D models that combine vascular and biliary anatomy using different imaging techniques can contribute to more rigorous planning of complex liver operations, including hepatic resections, living-donor transplantation, vascular intervention procedures, and biliary reconstruction surgery, Portuguese researchers reported at RSNA 2020. Read More
3D-printed nasal swabs aid fight against COVID-19
November 23, 2020 -- 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swabs perform just as well as traditional flocked swabs used to collect nasal secretions for COVID-19 tests, according to results of a clinical trial scheduled to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. Read More
Radiomics enables prediction of invasive adenocarcinoma
November 19, 2020 -- A machine-learning algorithm based on radiomics features of pure ground-glass nodules on CT can yield a promising level of accuracy for differentiating noninvasive from invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma prior to surgery, according to research published online November 10 in Clinical Radiology. Read More
Radiomics can aid management of lung cancer patients
October 26, 2020 -- Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL, have reported that CT radiomics features can help predict tumor behavior in screening-detected lung cancer. They've also found that PET/CT radiomics shows promise for guiding non-small cell lung cancer treatment decisions. Read More