3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification
December 6, 2017 -- Low-cost, 3D-printed kidney phantoms provide shape-specific details that improve the quantification of SPECT/CT scans, according to a study from Würzburg, Germany, published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
3D printing assists implantation of hearing device
December 4, 2017 -- The surgical insertion of bone conduction implants is a complex procedure demanding extensive preoperative planning to get the positioning right. Simulation using 3D-printed skull bones may help optimize the process, according to a new study in Acta Otorhinolaryngolica Italian.  Discuss
Qmetrics provides Olea with segmentation technology
December 1, 2017 -- Qmetrics Technologies has signed an agreement to provide its cartilage segmentation technology to French image analysis software developer Olea Medical.
3D modeling progresses in structural heart disease
November 17, 2017 -- A 3D image reconstruction technique can combine functional and anatomical heart data, enabling practical descriptions of scarred tissue from cardiac anomalies revealed by electrocardiography, according to research presented at the recent European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology in Milan.  Discuss
German start-up wins grant for deep-learning project
November 14, 2017 -- Munich-based start-up company Smart Reporting has received a multimillion euro grant from the Eurostars funding program to support development of its ImageReport image analysis and reporting software package.
Philips promotes Azurion research
November 14, 2017 -- Philips Healthcare said researchers at a Dutch hospital found its Azurion image-guided therapy platform yielded significant clinical workflow benefits over the course of a two-year independent study.
3D printing assists spinal surgery of French 6-year-old
November 1, 2017 -- Surgeons in France used a 3D-printed model of the spine to simulate and hone a new robot-guided procedure on a 6-year-old boy with severe scoliosis. The young patient had such a severe combination of progressive scoliosis and spinal muscular atrophy that he was unable even to sit down.  Discuss
Median unveils new lesion management software for CT
November 1, 2017 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies has released MediScan, a software portfolio designed to provide automated detection, quantification, and monitoring of cancerous or suspicious lesions diagnosed on CT scans.
Pyrexar brings image-guided therapy system to Germany
November 1, 2017 -- Hyperthermia treatment technology developer Pyrexar Medical has implemented its BSD-2000 3D/MR image-guided hyperthermia cancer treatment system at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
Extending ultrasound to combat cancer
October 30, 2017 -- Using a combination of microbubbles, advanced image acquisition techniques, and signal processing, researchers at Imperial College London are extending ultrasound into cancer diagnosis and treatment. The project involves collaboration among an engineer, a biologist, a chemist, and a radiologist.  Discuss
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