EOS debuts new spinal surgery planning software
September 6, 2017 -- Orthopedic imaging technology developer EOS Imaging is showcasing a new version of its spineEOS 3D planning software for spine surgery at this week's Scoliosis Research Society annual meeting in Philadelphia.
Research shines spotlight on cinematic rendering
September 4, 2017 -- It's been touted as "3D on steroids," but many in radiology still aren't sure how cinematic rendering of medical images works. Fortunately, two new articles from the U.S. and Europe offer an explanation of the new technique, which creates stunningly lifelike images from scans.  Discuss
3D-printed blood vessels reproduce patient clots
August 17, 2017 -- Dutch researchers have created a blood-vessel model that effectively replicates the formation of a blood clot caused by stenosis defects. The team developed a microfluidic blood-vessel model using layered stacks of CT angiography data combined with 3D printing.  Discuss
Coretronic buys image processing firm
August 16, 2017 -- Coretronic is bolstering its display and image processing technology portfolio with the acquisition of image processing developer Calibre.
Carestream debuts MR visualization modules
August 9, 2017 -- Carestream Health has released MR brain perfusion and MR brain diffusion software modules for its Vue PACS diagnostic viewer application.
Materialise posts strong growth in Q2
August 8, 2017 -- 3D printing firm Materialise recorded healthy revenue growth in its second quarter of 2017.
3D printing prepares to enter clinical arena
August 1, 2017 -- The U.K. National Health Service has appointed its first biomedical 3D technician, Heather Goodrum, to design and print maxillofacial guides, models, and inserts for use in surgery. The move shows how 3D printing of surgical prostheses is becoming a reality in routine practice.  Discuss
Software differentiates ground-glass nodule subtypes
August 1, 2017 -- Lung nodule assessment software can be used to accurately differentiate histological subtypes of lung adenocarcinomas manifesting as ground-glass nodules, helping to reduce diagnostic uncertainty in managing these common lesions, according to Austrian research published online by European Radiology.  Discuss
ESSR: 3D printing gives boost to complex hip revisions
August 1, 2017 -- Harnessing the power of new technology can enable more clinical teams to acquire and print 3D models from the pelvis and hip, making use of existing, up-to-date, preoperative, cross-sectional imaging, according to research from the 2017 European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) meeting.  Discuss
Zurich team moves ahead on heart replacements
July 28, 2017 -- A Swiss group has developed a soft 3D-printed silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart. The technique, which uses CT images of a real patient to create a computer-aided design model in 3D, could provide tailor-made, soft artificial hearts in the future.  Discuss
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