3D ultrafast ultrasound quantifies coronary blood flow
July 1, 2020 -- The French developers of ultrafast Doppler coronary angiography have extended their approach, enabling 3D imaging and quantification of coronary blood flow in a single heartbeat. The technique has potential as a tool to measure coronary flow at the patient's bedside, they say.  Discuss
MRI radiomics, AI distinguish GBM, brain metastasis
June 30, 2020 -- The combination of radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can be highly accurate for distinguishing between glioblastoma (GBM) and brain metastasis, aiding in the swift diagnosis of brain lesions on standard T1-weighted MRI, according to research published online on 24 June in Physica Medica.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering transforms forensic imaging
June 30, 2020 -- Once referred to as "3D on steroids," cinematic rendering has now become a powerful and effective tool to present pathologies found in postmortem CT for judicial reviews. That's the view of German researchers who have evaluated over 100 fractures and soft-tissue injuries.  Discuss
AMRA teams up with National University of Singapore
June 30, 2020 -- Swedish image analysis software developer AMRA Medical is collaborating with the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine on a study aimed at improving the understanding of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Brainlab buys medical video game developer
June 30, 2020 -- Image-guided therapy firm Brainlab has purchased Level Ex, a company that develops medical video games to hone physicians' skills.
Paris hospital shows the way on 3D printing
June 25, 2020 -- An innovative approach to vascular procedures involving advanced imaging techniques and 3D printing is transforming training and practice at the Marie Lannelongue hospital in Paris. Performance and patient outcomes have improved dramatically, attendees learned at a webinar on 18 June.  Discuss
Novel transducer design can boost elastography outcome
June 24, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer and can acquire accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other applications. They published their results on 15 June in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Perspectum highlights COVID-19 research results
June 24, 2020 -- Image analysis software developer Perspectum Diagnostics said that analysis of a large U.K. database has shown that obese patients with fatty liver have a higher risk of developing a severe COVID-19 infection.
3D software pinpoints cartilage changes on MRI
June 18, 2020 -- Researchers from a leading U.K. facility have found that a 3D image-analysis software algorithm can spot small changes in the cartilage of knee joints over time on MRI scans. The discovery may lead to the development of new osteoarthritis treatments.  Discuss
Pandemic leads to surge of interest in informatics
June 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sudden increase in data sharing, multicenter image data collection, online data annotation, deep learning, and the building of large repositories, according to informatics expert Peter van Ooijen, PhD, who calls for more consideration of these topics in radiology training.  Discuss
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