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  • Citing increased use of its Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite in hospitals and other clinical settings, Materialise NV announced investment in additional medical production capacity for its U.S. operations.
  • A combination of detailed computed tomography (CT) imaging and 3-D printing technology has been used for the first time in the surgical planning for separation of conjoined twins, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
  • Computed tomography has seen rapid growth in all segments of medicine over the past two decades, and recent advances may further expand use of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA).
  • Results of the PLATFORM trial indicate fractional flow reserve computed tomography (FFR-CT) can obviate the need for invasive tests in up to 61 percent of patients with chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease. The results were presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress...
  • In an effort to demonstrate how 3-D printing can help better interpret medical imaging, Philips teamed up with 3-D printer manufacturer Ultimaker to create detailed replicas of Philips magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The replicas were displayed at the 2015 International Society for Magnetic...
EOS imaging, Spinologics, biomechanical simulation software, spine surgery
News | Procedure Navigation Systems | January 25, 2016
EOS Imaging announced a new partnership with Montreal-based Spinologics to develop a biomechanical simulation software...
SyMRI, MD Anderson Cancer Center, brain tumor characterization
News | Neuro Imaging | January 20, 2016
SyntheticMR and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a research agreement to study SyMRI to...
University of Southampton, HR-pQCT, type 2 diabetes, bone fracture risk

Three dimensional structure of a human tibia obtained by high-resolution-peripheral quantitative computer tomography (HR-pQCT) scanning and showing compact bone (periphery) and trabecular bone (center). (Credit NASA and Bone Imaging Laboratory, University of Calgary, Canada)

News | Advanced Visualization | January 20, 2016
A University of Southampton study using high-resolution imaging to create a “virtual bone biopsy” has shed new light on...
Kaiba Gionfriddo, Materialise, TRS, University of Michigan, partnerships, 3D-printed tracheal splints

Kaibba Gionfriddo, one of the children suffering from TBM who was treated with a 3D-printed tracheal splint at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan

News | 3-D Printing | January 05, 2016
In December, Materialise announced a partnership with Tissue Regeneration Systems (TRS) to manufacture 3D-printed...
Data Science Bowl, second annual, algorithm, heart disease diagnosis
News | Computer-Aided Detection Software | January 04, 2016
January 4, 2016 — Booz Allen Hamilton  and Kaggle announced that the second annual Data Science Bowl will call on the
spectral CT

Tyler Curtis, a graduate student, captures images from the spectral CT Graduate student Tyler Curtis captures images from the spectral CT.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 30, 2015
Taken by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, the first X-ray produced was of his wife’s hand. Roentgen received the first Nobel...
recurrent stroke risk, low blood flow, vertebrobasilar region, NOVA, UIC

Image from MRI scan using NOVA technology helps researchers visualize blood flow in the brain.

News | Advanced Visualization | December 23, 2015
Patients who have had a stroke in the back of the brain are at greater risk of having another within two years if blood...
Siemens, TwinBeam Dual Energy CT, Somatom Definition, RSNA 2015
Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 21, 2015
Siemens Healthcare’s approach to delivering dose-neutral dual energy images obtained on Somatom computed tomography (CT...
Precision Image Analysis, PIA, cardiac MRI post-processing, Core Lab, RSNA 2015
Technology | Cardiac Imaging | December 15, 2015
Precision Image Analysis Inc. (PIA) announced a dramatic expansion of its capabilities as a provider of medical imaging...
Materialise, Mimics Innovation Suite, U.S. expansion, 3-D printing

Ariana Smith, a 17-year-old Taylor, Mich., teen, became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, a part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and the first in Michigan, to benefit from a revolutionary 3-D printed heart model, produced by Materialise that helped heart specialists in selecting the right tools for her treatment.

Feature | 3-D Printing | December 14, 2015
Citing increased use of its Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite in hospitals and other clinical settings, Materialise...

An example of Vessel Assist used to create vessel centerlines through a CTO to help guide revascularization in the cath lab.

Technology | Angiography | December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015 — As the field of interventional medicine grows, so do the challenges for clinicians to plan, guide

An example of a 3-D printed aortic valve with calcified areas highlighted in blue that Vital exhibited as the types of on-demand 3-D printing that can be done with its new service.

Technology | 3-D Printing | December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015 — Vital Images Inc.
Videos | RSNA 2015 | December 11, 2015
ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows his choices for some of the most innovative new imaging technologies on the expo f
EDDA, sugical 3D navigation, IQQA
Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015 — EDDA Technology received FDA clearance on IQQA-Guide, a system that supports intra-operative prec

As a deployment option of syngo.plaza, which enables the everyday routine reading of 3-D images, syngo.plaza 3D+ now also includes Siemens’ automatic landmarking and parsing of human anatomy (ALPHA) technology of syngo.via³ , which features AutoViews and Anatomical Range Presets. 

Technology | Enterprise Imaging | December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015 — While the case load of radiology departments is increasing with the aging population, institution
Technology | December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015 — Vital Images released a a low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung screening solution that will ena
Dicom Systems, Vital Images, agreement, VitreaView, RSNA 2015
Technology | Enterprise Imaging | December 10, 2015
Dicom Systems and Vital Images Inc. announce that they have signed an integration and reseller agreement. Under this...
Arterys, Arterys System, ViosWorks, GE Healthcare, MRI, blood flow, RSNA 2015

ViosWorks demonstrates the directional flow of blood in the heart and vessels. Color depicts velocity of blood flow. Image courtesy of Arterys.
 

Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 09, 2015
Arterys Inc. launched the Arterys System, an intelligence platform designed to enhance medical imaging, at the 101st...
3-D printing, CT dataset, conjoined twins, surgical separation, physical model

3-D color segmentation of CT data with 3-D model used to help separate the conjoined twins.

Feature | Advanced Visualization | December 02, 2015
A combination of detailed computed tomography (CT) imaging and 3-D printing technology has been used for the first time...
Technology | Advanced Visualization | November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015 — Fovia Inc.
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