Augmented reality headset bolsters reconstructive surgery January 31, 2018 -- Using an augmented reality headset to view CT angiography images allowed researchers from the U.K. to improve the accuracy and speed of reconstructive surgery in the leg for a series of cases detailed in an article published online on 31 January in European Radiology Experimental. Discuss
3D printing enters brave new world January 31, 2018 -- The idea of printing human tissues and organs for implantation is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. It is a real prospect that will open new frontiers in medicine in less than a decade, delegates were told at this week's Arab Health congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Discuss
3D printing gives boost to kidney transplantation January 22, 2018 -- Surgeons in the U.K. collaborated with 3D printing firm Axial3D to create a patient-specific 3D-printed kidney model for use in both the preparation and completion of a kidney transplantation at Belfast City Hospital.
3D printing technique lowers cost of modeling stenosis January 16, 2018 -- Radiologists can plan and simulate vascular procedures on patient-specific and cost-effective 3D-printed stenosis models by using a new technique developed in Basel, Switzerland. Researchers generated stenotic vessel replicas at a more affordable price than what's currently available. Discuss
3D-printed structures can help regenerate tissue January 15, 2018 -- Researchers from a top London facility have developed a 3D printing technique to produce structures that mimic the properties of the softest tissues in the body. These structures may serve as templates for tissue regeneration, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Discuss
3D volumetry shows promise in lung but requires care January 12, 2018 -- Volumetry measurement of lung nodules is gaining clinical acceptance but still poses significant practical difficulties, and major factors of variability are related to the nodule, technical scanner parameters, and hemodynamic issues, according to U.K. researchers. Discuss