3D-printed guides optimize pelvic tumor surgery July 3, 2019 -- Using 3D-printed surgical guides based on CT scans enabled researchers from Spain to improve the accuracy of, and potentially reduce operating times for, the surgical removal of pelvic tumors in a new study, presented at the recent Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2019 congress in Rennes, France. Discuss
Cinematic rendering illuminates postmortem CTA July 2, 2019 -- Researchers from Belgium have used the highly photorealistic visualization provided by cinematic rendering technology to enhance their understanding of CT angiography (CTA) scans during postmortem analysis, according to an article recently published online in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging. Discuss
AR helps transform minimally invasive surgery July 1, 2019 -- A team from a leading London facility has used an augmented reality (AR) headset to examine CT images alongside an endoscopic video of patient anatomy while simulating minimally invasive surgery. The technology led to improved operating times and surgical proficiency. Discuss
Aldi offers 3D printer for 275 euros June 18, 2019 -- European supermarket chain Aldi is selling Balco 3D printers as an online exclusive in the U.K. for less than 250 pounds (275 euros).
SynApps software to be used more widely for CT lung checks June 12, 2019 -- Enterprise content management specialist SynApps' Veolity medical image processing software will be used across eight National Health Service (NHS) England facilities in the NHS' effort to use mobile CT scanners to check the lung health of 600,000 people over the next four years.
Augmented reality beats MRI for identifying liver tumors June 6, 2019 -- Norwegian researchers have accurately identified liver tumors more quickly by examining 3D models with augmented reality (AR) technology compared with looking at conventional MRI scans. Whereas MR or CT images require clinicians to mentally reconstruct a 3D view of liver vessels and lesions, AR eliminates the need for this step, they say. Discuss
HeartFlow gets NHS extension for FFR software June 6, 2019 -- Cardiac software developer HeartFlow said National Health Service (NHS) England has extended reimbursement for one year for the company's FFRct Analysis software for calculating noninvasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements in patients with heart disease.
Milan group uses AR, 3D printing to assist in heart surgery June 5, 2019 -- Investigators from a top Italian facility have employed augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing to plan surgery for a woman with major health complications, including ovarian cancer and an atrial septal defect. They outlined their experience in a case study. Discuss