• 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.
  • ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new trends and health information technologies (IT) on the expo floor of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 meeting.
  • 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.
Zebra Medical Vision, financing, imaging analytics engine
News | Analytics Software | May 26, 2016
Zebra Medical Vision announced an additional financing round of $12 million led by InterMountain Healthcare, with the...
vRad, InformationWeek Elite 100, Trauma Protocol, teleradiology, information technology
News | Teleradiology | May 25, 2016
vRad (Virtual Radiologic) announced that it ranked No. 19 on 2016’s InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of top business-...
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...
Big data, enterprise imaging
Blog | Enterprise Imaging | May 25, 2016
No one really knows how epiphanies come to be. Those moments of enlightenment, slivers in time, when the curtains are...
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
Technology | PACS | May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016 — Aspyra LLC announced that version 7.1 of its AccessNET...
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...
Carestream, SIIM 2016, multi-vendor image management, VNA
News | Information Technology | May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016 — At the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2016 Annual Meeting, Carestream will showcas
mCRPC Master mobile app, metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, free download
News | Prostate Cancer | May 18, 2016
Rational Surgical Solutions announced at the American Urological Association 2016 Annual Meeting (AUA2016) that its...
patient data sharing, cancer treatment, Queen's University Belfast
News | Oncology Diagnostics | May 18, 2016
The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionizing...
enterprise imaging

Sea Lamprey photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Blog | Enterprise Imaging | May 18, 2016
Physicians work differently. What they do and how they do it depends on their specialty. Radiologists and cardiologists...
National Decision Support Company, ACR Select, clinical decision support, CDS, American College of Radiology, TEACHES, R-SCAN
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016 — National Decision Support Company (NDSC), in collaboration with the American College of Radiology (ACR
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...
white light scanner, Lurie Children's Hospital, chest deformities, radiation-free

Surgeons at Lurie Children's have started using white light scanning as a radiation-free alternative to CT scans for imaging kids' sunken chests. Image courtesy of Alyssa Schukar for Lurie Children’s Hospital.

News | Pediatric Imaging | May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016 — A handheld, lightweight scanner that uses white light instead of dangerous ionizing radiation can safe
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
HHS, health information sharing, funding opportunities, data standards
News | Information Technology | May 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two funding opportunities from the Office of the...
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