Cinematic rendering tops CT to visualize patient anatomy
June 7, 2019 -- Cinematically rendered CT images allowed clinicians to understand patient anatomy more quickly and with a greater degree of accuracy than conventional CT, according to an article recently published online in JAMA Surgery. Researchers from Germany suggest the technique may also benefit surgical planning and decision-making.  Discuss
AR headsets speed transition from 2D to 3D in liver imaging
June 6, 2019 -- Radiologists wearing augmented reality (AR) headsets were able to accurately identify liver tumors on virtual 3D models four times faster than on conventional MRI scans. Researchers believe that AR could speed the transformation of 2D to 3D imaging.  Discuss
3 ways cinematic rendering can bolster colon evaluation
May 30, 2019 -- The photorealistic quality of cinematically rendered CT scans can aid in the understanding of complex colon anatomy and has the potential to facilitate the detection and characterization of colon pathology in three major ways, according to an article published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.  Discuss
Radiologists rally in support of medical 3D printing
May 29, 2019 -- Clinicians, including radiologists, who attended a 3D printing course unanimously agreed that the technology has the potential to benefit the management of cardiovascular disease; nearly all expressed an interest in learning more, according to an article published May 20 in the International Journal of Artificial Organs.  Discuss
CAD software helps avoid contrast use in MS patients
May 23, 2019 -- Using computer-aided detection (CAD) software, 3D laboratory radiologic technologists can determine if patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) need a contrast agent for their brain MRI exam while they're still in the scanner, according to research posted online May 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing customizes brachytherapy for cervical cancer
May 23, 2019 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have created individually tailored 3D-printed brachytherapy applicators based on the MRI scans of patients with cervical cancer, potentially improving access to tumors during treatment, according to an article published online recently in 3D Printing in Medicine.  Discuss
3D MRI captures changes to fetal head during birth
May 17, 2019 -- Researchers from France have used 3D MRI to visualize changes to the shape of the fetal brain and skull during the second stage of labor. The images revealed that fetal heads may experience greater stress than previously imagined, according to an article published online on May 15 in PLOS One.  Discuss
ARRS: Cinematic rendering comes to breast ultrasound
May 9, 2019 -- HONOLULU - Researchers from California produced photorealistic 3D models of the breast by applying cinematic rendering to 3D transmission ultrasound images. The potential clinical applications of these models were the subject of a Wednesday presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting.  Discuss
ARRS: Radiologists foresee bright future for 3D printing
May 7, 2019 -- HONOLULU - What are the predominant applications of 3D printing in healthcare, and what lies ahead for the technology? Radiologists from the U.S., Canada, and South Korea envisioned a bright future for medical 3D printing in a Sunday featured course at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2019 meeting.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing aid presurgical planning for kidney cancer
April 26, 2019 -- Augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing provided better visualization of intricate kidney structures than conventional MRI and CT -- improving physicians' understanding of patient anatomy before performing kidney tumor surgery, according to an article published online April 19 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss