4 practical applications of VR, AR in radiology
April 19, 2019 -- Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are emerging as key tools for advancing education, communication, and clinical care in radiology. Researchers offer details on several practical applications of the technologies as they are being used throughout various hospitals in an article published online April 16 in Radiology.  Discuss
3D-bioprinted model mimics real human heart properties
April 16, 2019 -- Researchers from Israel have created a 3D-printed model that captures the immunological, biochemical, cellular, and anatomical properties of a real human heart, according to an article published online April 15 in Advanced Science.  Discuss
3 ways cinematic rendering helps visualize the spleen
April 8, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering allowed radiologists from Johns Hopkins University to uncover key features of spleen anatomy and pathology not evident on conventional CT scans -- carving out yet another niche role for the technique, which they detailed in an article recently published online in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering makes strides in cancer evaluation
April 1, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering proved to be as accurate as conventional volume rendering and CT angiography for presurgical identification of the potential invasion of soft-tissue tumors into major blood vessels, according to an article published online March 27 in the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.  Discuss
SIR: Virtual reality beats fluoroscopy for catheter placement
March 26, 2019 -- Virtual reality may be a safer, more time-efficient alternative to conventional fluoroscopy for guiding catheterization, with the potential to increase access to the procedure in rural regions, according to a March 26 presentation at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2019 meeting in Austin, TX.  Discuss
MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients
March 21, 2019 -- With a 1-tesla open scanner and some finesse, Chinese researchers are using MRI to guide percutaneous cryoablation of hepatic dome hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to almost eliminate tumor progression and extend survival, according to a study published online March 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction
March 11, 2019 -- Combining math-based models with 3D dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) models of the femur enabled clinicians to predict an individual's risk of hip fracture with an accuracy greater than that of standard DEXA and comparable to CT, according to an article published in the April issue of Bone.  Discuss
Augmented reality cultivates early radiology education
March 11, 2019 -- An interactive educational course that uses augmented reality technology to display MRI and CT scans on the user's body improved medical students' image-based understanding of anatomy more than traditional teaching methods did, according to recent research published in Anatomical Sciences Education.  Discuss
VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine
March 4, 2019 -- How can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) help radiologists advance their specialty's value in healthcare? Researchers from the Netherlands, Sweden, and the U.K. drew from their experiences with the technologies to discuss the possibilities in a Coffee and Talk session at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Alphenix angio unit leads Canon offerings at ECR
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The European launch of its new Alphenix interventional angiography system is the major highlight in the booth of Canon Medical Systems at ECR 2019 this week. Other important products being shown include a new entry-level CT scanner for the global market and new global illumination software.  Discuss