Posted on February 14, 2018 by Kevin Landwehr
As a patient, when you hear “aortic stenosis” and “aortic valve implantation” your mind will race. Open Heart Surgery? How do I prepare? What if my surgery doesn’t go well? Luckily for patients everywhere, a doctor named Alain Cribier, a French Interventional Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Rouen’s Charles Nicolle Hospital, developed a procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR)1. His procedure is minimally invasive, being delivered by a catheter, and doesn’t require all the big equipment and long recovery times that open-heart surgery normally requires.
Posted on January 22, 2018 by Kevin Landwehr
From the looks of each morning’s newsfeed, it’s evident that the buzz of AI has turned into productive dialogue and won’t be slowing down anytime soon. As many of us experienced, hundreds of companies (including TeraRecon) came to RSNA (Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting) to show off what they have contributed to the industry since this time last year. Talks of radiation dose management and 3D printing were abundant but none were so pervasive as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Every booth seemed to have something to contribute whether it be the development of eclectic algorithms or App store like platforms that did little more than provide quicker access to algorithms a company was already selling.
Posted on December 29, 2017 by Lindsay Fleming
Posted on November 26, 2017 by Jeff Sorenson
The use of artificial intelligence to help healthcare providers handle their growing workload and improve patient outcomes increases every day. This technology is yet to have a major impact in radiology. The technology is best suited to solve problems that are repetitious and consistent.
Posted on September 6, 2017 by Jeff Sorenson
The politics of who controls and promotes “what’s new” inside the health system has an all to common tendency to slow down internal access to innovation. This bottleneck can drastically decrease adoption of the latest technologies in healthcare, such as 3D Printing.
Posted on August 30, 2017 by Jeff Sorenson
In healthcare, costs are calculated and understood, but in 3D printing, the internal cost of printing is often underestimated and more often, completely unknown. It's common to see an organization tout an incredible case study with a 3D model, yet once all costs are factored, the model ended up being 10x more expensive than it should have.
Posted on August 23, 2017 by Jeff Sorenson
We know the incredible value, utility and unlimited applications of 3D printing to healthcare. However, we must also acknowledge it’s place in relation to other emerging technologies that compliment and potentially outpace the possibilities of a printed object. One does not eliminate another but provides balance for the variance in users and use cases. Think about computers vs. paper or digital cameras vs. film. Everyone said computers would eliminate the need for paper but we all know that isn’t completely true. Same for cameras and many other areas.
Posted on May 31, 2017 by Brianna Smith
We've recently announced the release of our turbo-performance VolumePro® (VP) CUDA® interface layer, readying your TeraRecon platform for nVidia CUDA® GPUs and eliminating the need for previously required proprietary hardware. Time is money - save both!
Posted on March 20, 2017 by Kevin Lugo
Over the last few months, stories about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have been very popular across the full spectrum of news media. There are articles in newspapers, national news magazines and segments on local & national news. These stories have wide appeal because this subject affects so many of us. People injured in automobile accidents or falls, veterans returning from service and children playing school sports may all be at risk.