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
3D printing transitions from laboratory to bedside
February 28, 2019 -- Three-dimensional printing has spread from craniomaxillofacial surgery to a wide range of medical disciplines, and it can help demonstrate the value of radiologists in a future with artificial intelligence and machine learning. That's the view of Dr. Philipp Brantner, joint head of the 3D Printing Lab at the University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland.  Discuss
3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time
February 26, 2019 -- Presurgical planning on 3D-printed models allowed researchers from China to perform liver transplants with more accuracy and efficiency than standard surgical planning methods -- ultimately speeding up operation times and reducing patient costs, according to an article recently published online in Liver Transplantation.  Discuss
3D printing yields custom-fit glasses for kids
February 20, 2019 -- Researchers from California have developed a method for creating individually tailored 3D-printed glasses based on the CT scans of kids with craniofacial defects who are unable to wear standard frames, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.  Discuss
3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology
February 13, 2019 -- 3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose, and throat conditions, according to an article recently published online in Laryngoscope. International researchers contend that the growing demand for 3D printing will bolster collaboration between radiologists and otolaryngologists.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering paves way for 'virtual' physical exam
February 5, 2019 -- Radiologists from Massachusetts identified ear calcification on the cinematically rendered CT scans of a patient with traumatic brain injury -- effectively allowing them to uncover a rare diagnosis without performing a physical exam, according to an article published online January 28 in Endocrine.  Discuss