Why all the hype over 3D printing? Plus how to do it September 21, 2017 -- As specialists in the viewing, manipulation, and interpretation of 3D medical datasets, radiologists are in the ideal position to exploit the full potential of 3D printing, but their lack of knowledge of the process could hold them back, according to researchers from a top London hospital. Discuss
Mazor gets CE Mark for Mazor X September 20, 2017 -- Surgical navigation software developer Mazor Robotics has obtained the CE Mark for its Mazor X surgical assurance platform.
Researchers visualize cardiac conduction system in 3D September 13, 2017 -- A multinational research group has used 3D reconstruction of micro-CT images to visualize -- for the first time in 3D -- the group of cells that cause the heart to beat. The method shows promise for helping cardiologists plan heart surgeries and achieve better patient outcomes. Discuss
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.
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