China takes the helm in augmented reality market
October 9, 2018 -- Chinese investments into computer vision and augmented reality technologies -- including for medical imaging applications -- have dramatically surpassed those of Europe and the U.S. in recent months, according to a new report from business consultants Digi-Capital.  Discuss
Augmented reality, 3D imaging assist prostate surgery
October 9, 2018 -- Researchers from Italy have used augmented reality and 3D virtual models based on MRI scans to facilitate robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer, according to an article recently published online in the British Journal of Urology International.
3D printing comes to the rescue for exotic bird
October 8, 2018 -- A 22-year-old great pied hornbill called Jary (which means "a warrior with a helmet" in ancient Norse) received a 3D-printed prosthetic bill to replace the top part of its beak, which was destroyed by cancer, according to a report by BBC News.
Dutch develop novel 3D method to track central airways
October 5, 2018 -- A group from Amsterdam has examined conebeam CT projections of a 3D-printed thorax phantom and used prototype software for template generation, template matching, and triangulation to determine bronchus motion. They think markerless 3D monitoring can help in radiotherapy.  Discuss
Austrians launch initiative on 3D-printed organs
October 3, 2018 -- Researchers from Austria have set out to create 3D-printed organs using materials that resemble the properties of real tissue.
Augmented reality guides screw placement in spinal surgery
October 1, 2018 -- Researchers from Sweden have used augmented reality navigation technology to overlay 3D conebeam CT scans onto a real-time video of patients undergoing spinal surgery, according to a recent article in Spine. The technique improved the accuracy of implanting pedicle screws in these patients.  Discuss
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