Advanced Visualization Insider

Dear Advanced Visualization Insider,

Consensus is growing that 3D printing can enhance the understanding of complex pathologies for referring physicians, trainees, and patients, and it represents good value for money. Also, it can have important medicolegal applications.

To follow on from our coverage last month of 3D printing, we've posted an article today about the experiences of a group at a top London teaching hospital. The team is convinced that radiologists need to improve their practical knowledge of this area. To do so, click here.

Dutch researchers too are waking up to the clinical potential of 3D printing technology. They've created an accurate blood-vessel model that effectively replicates the formation of a blood clot caused by stenosis defects, the narrowing of a blood vessel that can lead to disease. Get the full story here.

Meanwhile, multinational investigators have created 3D representations of the cardiac conduction system on an intact human heart. They're convinced this technique promises to have considerable effect on the understanding and strategies associated with ablation and reconstructive surgery in diseased and congenitally malformed hearts. Click here to find out more.

Rapid progress is being made in the cinematic rendering of medical images. German and Italian groups have collaborated with U.S. colleagues in this field, and now they've published their findings. To get the details, click here.

This letter highlights only a few of the articles posted over recent weeks in the Advanced Visualization Community. For the full list, please check out the lineup below.

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