Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology
April 20, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - What are some of the hottest uses for 3D printing in radiology? In this video from the 3DHeals 2018 meeting, Dr. Jenny Chen of 3DHeals discusses how 3D printing makes possible a more advanced level of human-computer interaction by creating models based on medical images that can be touched and manipulated in the real world.  Discuss
Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery
April 20, 2018 -- Researchers have developed an augmented reality technique to visualize 3D virtual guidance lines directly on a patient during fluoroscopy-guided orthopedic surgery -- reducing procedure time and radiation, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Discuss
3D knee model reveals ACL tear same in men, women
April 18, 2018 -- When researchers recreated an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture using 3D models based on MR scans of knees, they found no mechanistic differences in the injury between men and women, according to an article published online April 18 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  Discuss
Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture
April 13, 2018 -- Researchers from Australia and China have created a 3D-printed heart that mirrors the size and texture of real cardiac tissue, with potential clinical applications in patient and medical education, communication among clinicians, and presurgical planning, according to a recent study published in PLOS One.  Discuss
Radiology education gets Second Life in virtual world
April 5, 2018 -- How can the immersive, simulated environment of a virtual world benefit radiology education? By offering a way for students to engage in collaborative learning and training online with minimal use of resources, found researchers from Spain in a study published online March 26 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
CADx volumetry predicts lung cancer recurrence on CT
April 5, 2018 -- Measurements of lung nodule volume on CT scans made with computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) software were more accurate than conventional measurements of nodule diameter in predicting the recurrence of subsolid lung cancer in patients who underwent surgery, according to a recent study published in Radiology.  Discuss
3DHeals 2018 to foster collaboration in medical 3D printing
March 30, 2018 -- Multidisciplinary collaboration is becoming increasingly critical as the clinical use of 3D printing progresses. The upcoming 3DHeals 2018 conference in San Francisco offers an outlet for all those interested in the burgeoning technology to discuss the most recent developments with leaders in the field.  Discuss
SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation
March 20, 2018 -- Researchers have created 3D-printed models of groin vasculature with texture resembling real tissue for use in training students on ultrasound-guided interventional procedures. They detailed their experience with the models in a March 20 talk at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2018 annual meeting.  Discuss
SIR: Holography platform boosts reader confidence for aneurysms
March 19, 2018 -- Researchers are reporting positive results using a holographic augmented reality platform to assess splenic artery aneurysms in a study presented at this week's Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting.  Discuss
Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education
March 14, 2018 -- Researchers from China have created 3D-printed livers of pediatric patients with hepatic tumors and used these models to educate the parents -- improving their understanding of the condition and treatment options, according to a recent study published in the Journal of International Medical Research.  Discuss