Much has transpired since the early days of mammography devices and CT scanners. With 3D medical imaging, doctors and other healthcare experts can access new angles, details, and resolutions that offer an all-around better understanding of anatomy and reduce radiation for patients.
Today, radiology has become almost completely dependent on 3D visualization. In addition to volume, 3D medical imaging offers a crisper image of bones and a clearer picture of blood vessels.
What’s made this possible?Lightning-speed developments in networking, software, and computer power as well as huge increase in networking speed. Currently, the bandwidth speed available for the transmission of medical images has reached a whopping 10 gigabits per second, up from 10 megabits per second.
3D mammography machines
This year, a few hospitals in the US rolled out 3D mammography machines, which are the best tool for screening and diagnostic breast imaging. These machines make it possible for technologists to take multiple pictures at different angles. After that, the images are compressed and processedby the computer and a 3D image is created.
According to doctors, 3D imaging makes it easier to detect breast cancer. 3D mammography helps tell the difference between overlapping tissue and a tumor formation, which look similar on a scanner. This offers multiple conveniences for doctors and patients alike. Doctors can look at images more thoroughly, while patients aren’t called back for additional testing.
Cinematic rendering can helpdoctors study complex regions of the body, such as the heart. This technology was developed by Dr. Eliot Fishman, professor of radiology and radiology science at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Cinematic rendering helps produce photorealistic images by merging volumetric visualization and other computer-generated imagery technology with 3D CT or 3D MRI scans. This helps doctors when diagnosing illnesses, planning treatment, and navigating through surgery. Cinematic rendering allows healthcare professionals to see anatomic texture much more clearly.
Cinematic rendering provides a better look at tumor texture, which can give doctors more information discoverifa tumor is benign or malignant. The technology works in a way that’s analogical to how ray tracing makes actors’ skin look more porous and real in the movies.
Another interesting trend in cancer treatment is cancer fingerprinting, which helps detect the illness in its early stages and improves treatment outcomes as a result.