Advanced Visualization

South Korean researchers have developed a technique that may enhance the safety of robotic thyroidectomy procedures by overlaying augmented reality (AR) models based on CT images onto patients during surgical intervention, according to research published in the December issue of Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research.

The winning image, entitled “Kidney Rainbow”, was selected from 373 entries and acquired by Nian Wang, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the Center for In Vivo Microcopy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Consistent bullying can take a great mental toll on teenagers. A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry found those who are regularly victimized may be sustaining physical changes to the brain.

An artificial intelligence (AI) technique developed by engineers at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts may be used to illuminate transparent features in medical images taken with little to no light. The research was published online Dec. 12 in the journal Physical Review Letters.

A recent piece in the New York Times analyzed early results of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study covered during CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which associated increased screen usage with lower scores on aptitude tests and further brain processes.

A new fMRI study showed evidence that the imagination can be a central tool in helping people to overcome their fear and anxiety-related disorders. The results were published in the journal Neuron.

A new analysis conducted by researchers at McKinsey & Company in New York, published Dec. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, identified artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain as the focus for most global medical imaging startups, and potentially for the future of medical imaging.

There is relatively little understood about infant brain development. A team of Finnish researchers sought to explore the brain structures of newborns in a new study published in Brain Structure & Function.

Using a variation of an unconventional imaging approach called “ghost imaging," an international team of researchers has successfully taken low dose three-dimensional (3D) x-ray images which may help make screening for early signs of diseases and cancer cheaper, safer and more accessible.

Football has been in the spotlight in recent years due to numerous studies revealing the toll repeated hits to the head take on the brain. New research presented Thursday, Nov. 29, at RSNA’s 2018 Annual Meeting added to that focus, finding the sport may damage brain fibers in young football players.

Using fMRI, researchers found that brain regions associated with impulsivity were altered in men who are addicted to video games, according to new findings presented Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018.

A novel imaging technology—magnetoencephalography (MEG)—allows scientists to measure levels of iron-based minerals in the brain, which may provide insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, reported researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.