Munich team develops handheld scanner June 13, 2017 -- A handheld optoacoustic scanner enables imaging of skin layers and blood vessels in patients with psoriasis. Developed by researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich, the device uses raster scan optoacoustic mesoscopy to provide relevant clinical information, without requiring contrast agents or radiation exposure. Discuss
Siemens teams with Fraunhofer MEVIS for AI June 2, 2017 -- Siemens Healthineers is collaborating with the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) software to support diagnosis and therapy.
3D-printed polymer stents evolve May 30, 2017 -- A new 3D-printed polymer stent overcomes many of the limitations of conventional nitinol stents for use with tissue-engineered heart valves, offering the potential of use in children, according to an article in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Discuss
RoeKo: How to predict success of thrombectomy for stroke May 25, 2017 -- Advanced software can now be used to evaluate CT scans of stroke patients, assessing the severity of the stroke and helping to identify patients who will not benefit from thrombectomy, attendees learned at the 98th German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2017). Discuss
Big data comes under scrutiny at German congress May 24, 2017 -- The age of big data analytics has arrived in radiology, spawning a new word: radiomics. Computer analysis of images can provide important extra diagnostic information, but big data is not an end in itself and must always be measured against established radiological models. Discuss
Hermes appoints new president, CEO May 16, 2017 -- Swedish nuclear medicine software developer Hermes Medical Solutions has appointed Mikael Strindlund as its new president and CEO.
U.K. firm explores surgery in augmented reality May 12, 2017 -- A U.K. firm has developed a system that uses Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset as part of an "augmented surgical system" that it believes could be used to aid surgeons during minimally invasive procedures by giving them a 3D interactive perspective of the inside of a patient.