3D imaging helps diagnose 1.7-million-year-old cancer
August 11, 2016 -- Cancer is often thought to be a product of modern times and lifestyles, but researchers have discovered what they believe is the earliest case of malignancy -- in a fossil from an early human ancestor who lived about 1.7 million years ago. The key to diagnosing this ancient cancer was advanced 3D imaging technology.
Philips, Mirada sign distribution deal
August 1, 2016 -- Philips Healthcare and imaging software developer Mirada Medical have signed an agreement for Philips to distribute Mirada's RTx and Workflow Box software in the U.S. and the U.K.
Perspectum joins forces with Polish telemedicine firm
July 27, 2016 -- Liver MRI software developer Perspectum Diagnostics and Polish telemedicine software firm Silvermedia have received a grant worth 1.1 million euros from EUREKA/Eurostars to develop and validate Perspectum's LiverMultiScan software in patients younger than 16.
3D technique reconstructs missing mandibles
July 19, 2016 -- German researchers used a 3D advanced visualization algorithm to reconstruct mandibles with missing parts -- the first step in the process of mandible bone restoration in patients with severe illness or injury, they wrote in the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
Simulation platform streamlines VR training
July 18, 2016 -- Researchers are simplifying the creation of virtual reality (VR) surgical training modules with the development of a task-based approach to simulations training, according to an article in the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
Median names medical director for Europe
July 12, 2016 -- French imaging software developer Median Technologies has appointed Dr. Nathalie Faye, PhD, as its medical director for Europe.
fMRI software falls short of expectations
July 11, 2016 -- An extensive analysis of software commonly used for functional MRI (fMRI) has found false-positive rates of up to 70%, which may have adversely influenced the results of thousands of neuroimaging examinations, according to a Swedish/U.K. study.
TeraRecon appoints CEO, opens R&D facility
July 11, 2016 -- Advanced visualization firm TeraRecon has promoted Jeff Sorenson to CEO, added two new executive leadership positions, and opened a new research and development (R&D) facility in North Carolina.
Could machine learning diagnose Alzheimer's disease?
July 7, 2016 -- Could techniques like machine learning help radiologists diagnose Alzheimer's disease? Dutch researchers used machine-learning software to analyze arterial spin-labeled MRI scans for signs of abnormal perfusion that could be a predictor of Alzheimer's, according to a study published on July 6 in Radiology.
ContextVision plans to bring US PlusView to iOS
July 7, 2016 -- Image enhancement software developer ContextVision said it will make its US PlusView ultrasound image enhancement software available on Apple's iOS mobile operating system.
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