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
Virtual reality engages patients more than CT, booklets
April 25, 2019 -- Patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm were more engaged and had a better understanding of their condition after examining 3D models using virtual reality technology, compared with CT scans or other educational resources, according to an article published online April 19 in the Annals of Vascular Surgery.  Discuss
3D-printed craniofacial models support family consults
April 22, 2019 -- Researchers from Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed models based on the CT scans of children with craniofacial deformities. Examining the models significantly increased the parents' likelihood of consenting to surgical treatment, according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  Discuss
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