Researchers at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., have created a 3D anatomical model by combining CT scans with 3D printing technology.

World class healthcare. It’s everyone’s vision and the ultimate goal. Getting there will be hard work. Gregory Goldstein, MD, president of MetisMD, detailed three strategies to help primary care providers tap into the wealth of expertise lurking behind the reading room door in in HuffPost Healthy Living April 3. They are: ask questions of radiologists, communicate with imagers before the exam and leverage technology for collaborative image viewing. Though the advice targets clinicians, the savviest radiologists are taking steps to assist clinicians with these strategies.

Researchers at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities are working on a system to view and treat bladder tumors that could eventually make an uncomfortable procedure both more tolerable and easier to perform.

In the imaging community, we are beyond well-versed in the hassles, inefficiencies and costs associated with CD-based image sharing. A feature published April 1 in The Wall Street Journal examined the RSNA Image Share through the lens of a 5-year patient and her family.

President Barack Obama announced the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, a $100 million research investment project, during an April 2 event at the White House.

Thought leaders aim to re-invent performance evaluation and measure factors like collaboration and patient satisfaction. 

Imaging faces ongoing measures aimed at reining in utilization. Smart practices have tapped into a variety of strategies to boost appropriate use.