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 services start-up adds to funds
January 30, 2018 -- U.K. medical 3D printing services company 3D LifePrints has received 500,000 pounds in a series A funding round led by Fenwall Investments.
Bristol BRC to display 3D-printed heart art installation
January 30, 2018 -- The U.K.'s National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Center (BRC) will launch a multimedia art exhibit centered on 3D-printed heart models and medical soundscapes on 1 February.
Virtual reality headset improves 3D virtual colonoscopy
January 29, 2018 -- Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. have developed a technique that uses a virtual reality headset to view virtual colonoscopy studies in a 3D virtual environment.
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
Combinostics gets FDA clearance for quantification software
January 16, 2018 -- Finnish software developer Combinostics has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its cNeuro cMRI quantification software.
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
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