Advanced Visualization

  • An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 meeting.
  • Vital Images Inc. recently launched version 7 of its Vitrea advanced visualization software. This application-based platform delivers full-powered solutions for 2-D, 3-D and 4-D medical imaging and comprehensive user workflows, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and X-ray...
  • In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans an association between the extent of disruption to the brain’s protective blood-brain barrier and the severity of bleeding following invasive stroke therapy. The results of the National...
  • June 13, 2016 – While 3-D printing has been around since the mid-1980s, there is accumulating evidence that this technology has the potential to revolutionize the understanding and management of heart conditions.
  • Science fiction offers a lot of ideas for creating new body parts on demand, and the advancement of 3-D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is slowly translating this idea into science fact.
Osteoarthritis
News | Clinical Study | August 05, 2016
A promising imaging technology that measures bone health at the microscopic level could help doctors detect...
brainlab, cranial radiosurgery, radiation therapy, AAPM

Next generation cranial radiosurgery software from Brainlab incorporates patient-specific arc trajectories with new algorithm. 

News | Procedure Navigation Systems | August 01, 2016
July 31, 2016 — Brainlab is showcasing innovations for the complete radiosurgery process, including arc trajectory op
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016
An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St.
Vital Images, Vitrea 7 advanced visualization software, SCCT 2016
Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 30, 2016
Vital Images Inc. recently launched version 7 of its Vitrea advanced visualization software. This application-based...
HeartFlow, FFR-CT Analysis, next-generation platform, second FDA clearance
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 29, 2016
HeartFlow Inc. announced that it is launching its next generation of the HeartFlow FFR-CT Analysis. The result of years...
DEFUSE-2 studym, MRI, brain bleeding risk, post-stroke treatment, NIH

This image combines pre- and post-treatment scans from the same patient. Analysis of the two scans revealed that the area and size of post-treatment bleeding corresponded to blood-brain barrier disruption (shown in green, yellow and red) prior to therapy. Image courtesy of Richard Leigh, NINDS.

News | Advanced Visualization | June 29, 2016
In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans an...
3-D printing, aortic valve model, aortic stenosis, Cleveland Clinic, ASE 2016

Image courtesy of Henry Ford Hospital.

News | 3-D Printing | June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016 – While 3-D printing has be
Artec 3D, Artec Studio 11, 3-D printing
Technology | 3-D Printing | June 02, 2016
Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3-D hardware and software, announced the release of Artec Studio...
News | Advanced Visualization | May 31, 2016
CorTechs Labs and Olea Medical announced a partnership agreement to offer NeuroQuant in Olea Sphere, Olea Medical’s...
Ampronix, simulated procedures, virtual reality, medical education
News | Simulators | May 25, 2016
​​​​​​​In a new report, Ampronix looks at the rapid expansion of simulated procedures into medical education, including...
Johns Hopkins, 3-D printing, bone scaffold, additive manufacturing

A sample 3-D printed scaffold that matches the lower jaw of a female patient. Image courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

News | 3-D Printing | May 24, 2016
To make a good framework for filling in missing bone, mix at least 30 percent pulverized natural bone with some special...
3d printing, conjoined twins

A 3-D printed model of conjoined twins that was used to help guide surgeons to plan a separation procedure and help navigate the anatomy once in surgery. This case was late-breaking news highlighted at RSNA 2015.

Feature | 3-D Printing | May 24, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Science fiction offers a lot of ideas for creating new body parts on demand, and the advancement of 3-D printing (als
HeartFlow, FFR-CT, ruptured coronary plaques, EMERALD study, EuroPCR 2016
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 23, 2016
First-in-human data presented at EuroPCR 2016 demonstrate that hemodynamic data from HeartFlow Inc. may help predict...
Technology | Advanced Visualization | May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016 — Mobius Medical Systems announced today they have received clearance from the U.S.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016 — Novarad has been working with a Provo, Utah, imaging center to...
Technology | Advanced Visualization | May 17, 2016
VIDA Diagnostics Inc. announced the release of VIDA|vision, a suite of clinical software applications built...
Johns Hopkins, virtual heart modeling tool, VARP, arrhythmias, implanted defibrillator

Examples of how the computer model would classify one patient at high risk for heart arrhythmia and another at low risk. Image courtesy of Royc Faddis/Johns Hopkins University.

News | Advanced Visualization | May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016 — An interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins University team has developed a...
FFR-CT, heartflow
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 17, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis
Fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) is still in the early stages of clinical implementation in the U
cardio-oncology, echo strain assessment, echoinsight, epsilon

Epsilon's EchoInsight software helps analyze cardiac function by evaluating wall motion strain. 

Feature | Cardio-oncology | May 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat
microfocus CT, University of Southampton study, IPF, 3-D imaging, lung disease

2 mm cubes of lung tissue imaged by microCT. In (A) is normal lung tissue and in (B) is IPF lung tissue. The very fine lung structure seen in the normal lung tissue is destroyed by IPF and replaced by the much thicker scar tissue seen in (B). Image courtesy of University of Southampton.

News | Advanced Visualization | April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016 — Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3-D X-ray imaging technol
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