NHS Wales open to embracing medical 3D printing
December 10, 2018 -- The National Health Service (NHS) Wales has welcomed a report from the Royal College of Surgeons urging the health service to expand its support for medical 3D printing, according to an article by BBC News.
Strasbourg team gazes into future of image-guided surgery
December 6, 2018 -- Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies can help overcome many of the current challenges facing liver surgery and, ultimately, may optimize decision-making and treatment planning, according to new research from a leading French facility.  Discuss
US/MRI fusion software enhances prostate biopsies
December 6, 2018 -- Software that fuses ultrasound and MRI images for guidance of prostate biopsies can help surgeons find clinically significant prostate cancers that would have otherwise been missed, according to research published on 6 December in European Urology.  Discuss
Global team outlines how 3D x-ray can boost imaging
November 30, 2018 -- Two new approaches to creating 3D images using x-rays could improve screening for diseases and the study of very fast processes, as well as enable analysis of material properties and provide structural information of opaque objects with unprecedented detail, an international research team has discovered.  Discuss
Materialise invests in 3D printing software firm
November 20, 2018 -- Belgian software developer Materialise has cofunded 3D printing firm Essentium's series A investment round.
Spanish apply 3D printing to pediatric tumor surgery
November 15, 2018 -- Using 3D-printed models to plan and guide surgery for pediatric tumors enabled researchers from Spain to improve their understanding of complex anatomy and predict possible complications, according to a recent article published online in the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports.  Discuss
Singapore, U.K., promote 3D printing for medical education
November 13, 2018 -- Clinicians at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in collaboration with Imperial College London in the U.K., have created 3D-printed anatomical models based on medical images to support medical education, according to a report from News Medical.
3D-printed device offers insight into brain cell behavior
November 13, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have created a 3D-printed device that replicates the way neurons encode and compute information, according to an article published online on 26 October in PLOS Biology.
Dutch use heart valve tracking to boost viability of 4D MRI
November 5, 2018 -- An automated heart valve-tracking algorithm halved the amount of time and variability involved in blood-flow quantification with 4D MRI, Dutch researchers stated in an article published online on 30 October. The improved efficiency may help convince clinicians that cardiac 4D MRI is useful for assessing valvular heart disease.  Discuss
Advanced visualization market set to grow by 11% a year
November 5, 2018 -- The global advanced visualization market, valued at 1.55 billion euros in 2016, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8% and hit 3.89 billion euros by 2025, according to a report by market research firm Verified Market Research.
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