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
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