Another fascinating day at the 97th annual meeting of the RSNA.
I attended a fun (for the inner geek in us all) lecture, “Cool Technologies for Radiologists” given by Drs. Richardson, Petscavage and Thapa, based on their ebook of a similar name (available on Amazon).
Besides all of the new diagnostic imaging equipment, there were several interesting new technologies for education and interacting with complex data sets.
Anatomage has a product call ‘The Table’ an interactive anatomy study table. This is a virtual cadaver, a touch screen the size of an actual dissection table that you can manipulat 3D CT data. Very cool!
We also demoed two new methods of interacting with volumetric data from CTs.
Digital ArtForms was demonstrating their iMedic3D, a two-handed interface for moving through 3D space, such as in virtual colonoscopy, as well as their iMedicPACS, which allows the user to navigate through multiplanar views of cross sectional imaging.
GestSure Technologies new product uses a Microsoft Kinect style interface designed so that surgeons can manipulate CT images in the sterile environment of the operating room.
These devices are still works in progress, but I look forward to the future development of these types of interfaces.