Planmeca integrates software with intraoral scanners January 12, 2018 -- Finnish dental imaging technology developer Planmeca has announced its intraoral scanners now function alongside postscanning processing software from Orchestrate Orthodontic Technologies.
3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy January 11, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a 3D-printed robot-guided device capable of facilitating MR-guided breast biopsy and improving the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. Biopsies can even be performed inside the MRI scanner. Discuss
Spanish scoop top prize for cleft lip and palate work January 9, 2018 -- Researchers from Spain have collected a prestigious international award for their evaluation of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate for treatment planning and follow-up from birth to adulthood. Now they're working on how 3D-printed models can further enhance care. Discuss
Case of 3D-printed hip in Germany makes headlines December 19, 2017 -- Surgeons at the Helios Clinic in Hildesheim, Germany, used 3D printing to perform corrective surgery on a woman with hip dysplasia, inserting a 3D-printed hip implant that enabled the woman to walk without pain.
Has the worm turned? Nano-CT can find out December 13, 2017 -- A multidisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich has successfully tested a nano-CT device on a velvet worm and created 3D x-ray images at resolutions of up to 100 nanometers. The scanner promises much for virtual histological applications. Discuss
3D printing assists implantation of hearing device December 4, 2017 -- The surgical insertion of bone conduction implants is a complex procedure demanding extensive preoperative planning to get the positioning right. Simulation using 3D-printed skull bones may help optimize the process, according to a new study in Acta Otorhinolaryngolica Italian. Discuss
3D modeling progresses in structural heart disease November 17, 2017 -- A 3D image reconstruction technique can combine functional and anatomical heart data, enabling practical descriptions of scarred tissue from cardiac anomalies revealed by electrocardiography, according to research presented at the recent European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology in Milan. Discuss