Advanced Visualization

  • 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.
  • First-in-human data presented at EuroPCR 2016 demonstrate that hemodynamic data from HeartFlow Inc. may help predict which coronary plaques have the potential to rupture.
  • FFR-CT, heartflow
    Fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) is still in the early stages of clinical implementation in the United States, but it is already changing clinical practice as a non-invasive alternative to diagnosing patients with chest pain. Approved by the U.S.
  • cardio-oncology, echo strain assessment
    Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat cancer patients for the second leading cause of death among cancer survivors — cardiovascular disease brought on by their treatments.
  • April 25, 2016 — Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3-D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease develops in the body.
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
Siemens, FDA clearance, SMS, GOBrain, MRI applications

Siemens' Simultaneous Multi-Slice application acquires MR images simultaneously as opposed to sequentially, reducing 2-D acquisition times by as much as a factor of 8.

Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | April 25, 2016
Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two new magnetic resonance imaging...
Technology | Advanced Visualization | April 22, 2016
EOS imaging, a in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 12, 2016
A discussion on the adoption rate of FFR-CT with Campbell Rogers, M.D., chief medical officer of HeartFlow.
News | Enterprise Imaging | April 08, 2016
April 8, 2016 — Mach7 Technologies and 3D Medical announced the completion of their...
News | Advanced Visualization | April 07, 2016
Circle Cardiovascular Inc. announced the completion of a substantial financing round with participation from existing...
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 3-D printed skull, surgery planning, University of Michigan

A 3-D model of a patient’s skull helped doctors prepare for surgery to remove a rare, high-stage tumor. Image courtesy of University of Michigan Health System.

News | 3-D Printing | April 06, 2016
Doctors at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital recently used 3-D printing to create a replica of...

Image courtesy of Barco.

Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 06, 2016 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Medical-grade display technology has evolved significantly and swiftly, and many new applications are available that...
University of Alberta study, spine vibration, MRI alternative

This image shows spine vibration technology at work on a patient's back. Image courtesy of the University of Alberta.

News | Orthopedic Imaging | March 31, 2016
A new University of Alberta study shows that vibrating the spine may reveal more than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
News | HIMSS | March 25, 2016
Novarad exhibited its latest advancements in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) at the Healthcare Information and...
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