Surgeons at Texas hospital use AR in sinus surgery
March 14, 2018 -- An augmented reality (AR) technology was used to perform minimally invasive sinus surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston by sinus surgeons affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.  Discuss
Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening
March 9, 2018 -- By suppressing vessels from lung cancer screening CT scans, a computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm helped radiologists improve their ability to spot nodules as well as reduce their interpretation times, according to an article published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Radiopaque 3D-printed phantoms fit for CT-guided procedure
March 7, 2018 -- German researchers have developed a 3D printing technique for producing realistic CT phantoms that radiologists were able to apply to the simulation of a CT-guided pain therapy procedure, according to results presented at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Augmented reality may help guide facet joint injections
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Augmented reality technology could potentially be used to guide injections of the lumbar facet joint, saving time and avoiding radiation dose exposure for radiologists, according to research presented on Saturday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard
February 28, 2018 -- Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco created holograms that have comparable dimensions to corresponding CT scans using proprietary augmented reality (AR) software. They plan to present their work at the upcoming American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
2D/3D hybrid interface refreshes diagnostic imaging
February 14, 2018 -- A new display interface for radiology workstations combines virtual reality with a traditional 2D interface to provide simultaneous 2D and 3D visualization of medical images. Using it helped radiologists improve their diagnostic performance in a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Is virtual reality in radiology becoming a reality?
February 14, 2018 -- Virtual reality is by no means a new technology, but recent developments have given it new life, enabling it to spread from gaming and consumer markets into industries such as manufacturing and healthcare. Will the healthcare move be hard? Ulrik Kristensen of Signify Research offers a perspective.  Discuss
Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients
February 5, 2018 -- Researchers from Canada have developed a new augmented reality software that uses a motion-tracking device to display patients' medical images -- such as from CT or MRI exams -- directly onto their body, even as they move.  Discuss
3D printing enters brave new world
January 31, 2018 -- The idea of printing human tissues and organs for implantation is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. It is a real prospect that will open new frontiers in medicine in less than a decade, delegates were told at this week's Arab Health congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Discuss
Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts
January 29, 2018 -- Creating 3D-printed hearts based on rotational angiograms is an effective alternative to using images from CT and MR, according to a recent study published in Pediatric Cardiology. These 3D-printed heart models can help physicians evaluate patients and prepare for upcoming procedures.  Discuss