3D Printed Medical Models: There Is a Growing Need for Quality Assurance in Production

Researchers from around the US have convened to analyze the uses of 3D printed medical models further. In their recently published paper, ‘Methods for verification of 3D printed anatomic model…

Duke Embracing 3D Printing for Surgical Care

There is practically no area of medical practice that has not been impacted by advances in 3D printing technologies. Whether in the form of custom made prosthetics, the development of…

Cardiac Experts Make Case for Increased Use of 3D Printed Heart Models

Dr. Matthew Bramlet discovered 3D printing back in 2009, and not long after that the pediatric cardiologist was 3D printing his first heart model. Amazed at the way the patient-specific…

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Analyze 3D Virtual Hearts and Predict Cardiac Patients’ Survival Rates

If this study I’m writing about could have a theme song, I personally think it should be Céline Dion’s timeless earworm from Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On.” I know that sounds…

3D Printed Heart Model Gives a Five-Year-Old Girl a Good Chance for a Long Life

When I started writing about 3D printing, I never expected that I would learn so much about medicine. I’ve learned a great deal about the heart, in particular – knowledge…

According to Doctors, The Future May Include 3D Printed Parts for Hearts

Life expectancy for the average American is at an all-time high right now. Currently, that’s around 79 years, but many, many people are living longer than that. The oldest person…

3D Printed Arteries Could Help Cardiologists Better Predict and Treat Heart Disease

A clogged artery is bad news. Plaque in the major blood vessels carrying blood away from the heart can lead to heart attack or stroke – but only certain types…

3D Printed Heart Models Help Doctors Size Cardiac Watchman Device

In yet another application of 3D printing to medical planning, Australian physicians are now using the technology to build exact replicas of a patient’s cardiac anatomy when planning for what…


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