New software creates personalized 'virtual brain' models
May 30, 2018 -- Researchers from Belgium have created virtual models of the brain individually tailored to patients' functional MR images, according to an article published online on 28 May in eNeuro. These models can predict the effects of brain tumors and may help improve surgical planning for their removal.  Discuss
3D printing guides kidney transplant for 2-year-old boy
May 28, 2018 -- A team of clinicians from the U.K. has created multimaterial 3D-printed anatomical models based on CT scans of the kidney and abdomen. They used the models to plan and guide the transplantation of an adult kidney into a 2-year-old boy.  Discuss
Median appoints new medical director for Europe
May 25, 2018 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies has appointed a new medical director for Europe.
iSchemaView launches brain ischemia analysis software
May 16, 2018 -- Cerebrovascular imaging analysis software developer iSchemaView has formally released its Rapid ASPECTS software for assessment of early signs of brain ischemia in stroke.
Advanced visualization and the cloud that never formed
May 14, 2018 -- Recent hype about cloud technology has yet to materialize in clinical and diagnostic healthcare IT, especially when it comes to advanced visualization (AV). Why haven't more healthcare providers moved their AV solutions to the cloud? Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, from Signify Research examines this question.  Discuss
Start-ups feature in Barcelona congress
May 4, 2018 -- Organized by the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO), the ESTRO 37 meeting was held in Barcelona, Spain, from 20 to 24 April. Over 100 companies displayed their products in the 5,400-square-meter exhibition. We look at the technology being developed by four emerging players.  Discuss
3D printing compares to MRI for planning ACL repair
May 3, 2018 -- Measuring 3D-printed knees may be just as effective as the standard technique of measuring multiplanar reconstruction knee MRI scans in determining ideal graft length for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, new research from Italy has found.  Discuss
How can cinematic rendering expand its role in medicine?
May 3, 2018 -- Cinematic rendering has been drawing attention for its amazingly lifelike images of complex anatomy. But what will it take to move past the "wow" factor and integrate cinematic rendering into routine clinical use? Experts on the topic shared their insight in a British Institute of Radiology podcast.  Discuss
CAD gains momentum for scoring of lung nodules
May 2, 2018 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) and risk stratification are useful for excluding lung cancer on thoracic CT, according to Scottish and Dutch researchers. CAD followed by radiology review of suspicious cases is cost-effective and can lead to a 30% reduction in screening costs, they say.  Discuss
Researchers use 7-tesla MRI to generate 3D brain maps
May 1, 2018 -- Austrian researchers are using 7-tesla MRI to create precise maps of the brain before surgery to help surgeons avoid damaging vital areas, according to the Austrian Science Fund.
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