Augmented reality bolsters radiology education in Germany March 11, 2019 -- Augmented reality technology capable of displaying MRI and CT scans allowed researchers from Germany to offer a new, interactive learning method to medical students -- improving their understanding of anatomy and radiology, according to an article recently published in Anatomical Sciences Education. Discuss
3D printing enables gel dosimetry in complex phantoms March 7, 2019 -- Polymer gel dosimeters can measure complex 3D dose distributions for use in patient-specific radiotherapy quality assurance. German researchers have investigated the use of 3D printing to create polymer gel phantoms with arbitrary geometries. Discuss
VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine March 4, 2019 -- How can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) help radiologists advance their specialty's value in healthcare? Researchers from the Netherlands, Sweden, and the U.K. drew from their experiences with the technologies to discuss the possibilities in a Coffee and Talk session at ECR 2019. Discuss
Alphenix angio unit leads Canon offerings at ECR March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The European launch of its new Alphenix interventional angiography system is the major highlight in the booth of Canon Medical Systems at ECR 2019 this week. Other important products being shown include a new entry-level CT scanner for the global market and new global illumination software. Discuss
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software. Discuss
3D printing transitions from laboratory to bedside February 28, 2019 -- Three-dimensional printing has spread from craniomaxillofacial surgery to a wide range of medical disciplines, and it can help demonstrate the value of radiologists in a future with artificial intelligence and machine learning. That's the view of Dr. Philipp Brantner, joint head of the 3D Printing Lab at the University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland. Discuss
Philips partners with Microsoft on AR for imaging February 25, 2019 -- Royal Philips, parent company of Philips Healthcare, is highlighting at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, a collaboration with Microsoft that will combine Philips' Azurion image-guided therapy platform with Microsoft's HoloLens 2 augmented reality (AR) computing platform.
3D printing advances in ear, nose, and throat February 14, 2019 -- A group of international researchers has highlighted that 3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose, and throat conditions. In an article recently published online in Laryngoscope, they contend that the growing demand for 3D printing will bolster collaboration between radiologists and otolaryngologists. Discuss