Augmented reality, 3D imaging assist prostate surgery
October 9, 2018 -- Researchers from Italy have used augmented reality and 3D virtual models based on MRI scans to facilitate robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer, according to an article recently published online in the British Journal of Urology International.
3D printing comes to the rescue for exotic bird
October 8, 2018 -- A 22-year-old great pied hornbill called Jary (which means "a warrior with a helmet" in ancient Norse) received a 3D-printed prosthetic bill to replace the top part of its beak, which was destroyed by cancer, according to a report by BBC News.
Dutch develop novel 3D method to track central airways
October 5, 2018 -- A group from Amsterdam has examined conebeam CT projections of a 3D-printed thorax phantom and used prototype software for template generation, template matching, and triangulation to determine bronchus motion. They think markerless 3D monitoring can help in radiotherapy.  Discuss
Austrians launch initiative on 3D-printed organs
October 3, 2018 -- Researchers from Austria have set out to create 3D-printed organs using materials that resemble the properties of real tissue.
Augmented reality guides screw placement in spinal surgery
October 1, 2018 -- Researchers from Sweden have used augmented reality navigation technology to overlay 3D conebeam CT scans onto a real-time video of patients undergoing spinal surgery, according to a recent article in Spine. The technique improved the accuracy of implanting pedicle screws in these patients.  Discuss
3D-printed guides cut maxillofacial surgery time by 33%
September 7, 2018 -- Swiss researchers have created patient-specific 3D-printed surgical guides to enhance the visualization of craniomaxillofacial fractures. Planning facial reconstruction using these 3D-printed models led to significant reductions in operating time and costs.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
MeVis raises forecast for 2018 fiscal year
September 5, 2018 -- Medical imaging software developer MeVis Medical Solutions is raising its forecast for the 2018 fiscal year due to a positive business development.
3D-printed models enable blind parents to track baby's growth
September 4, 2018 -- Clinicians from Argentina have created 3D-printed models of a fetus' face based on ultrasound scans -- allowing blind parents to track the growth of their unborn child.
HeartFlow highlights research at ESC 2018
August 28, 2018 -- Cardiovascular software developer HeartFlow highlighted research presented at the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) conference that confirmed its HeartFlow FFRct Analysis enables physicians to effectively differentiate patients in need of coronary stenting or bypass surgery from those who can be managed with medications alone.
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