3d printed medical models

China: Smart Phones as Imaging Devices for Human Bones to be 3D Printed & Used in Education

Researchers from China assess the further potential for the smartphone in medical applications, outlining their findings in ‘Evaluating phone camera and cloud service-based 3D imaging and printing of human bones…

3D Printed Medical Models & Instruments: Impacts Continue to Grow in Musculoskeletal Applications

Canadian medical doctors Adnan Sheikh and Bruce B. Forster examine the growing importance of 3D printed models and instruments like surgical tools, outlined in the recently published ‘Holding It in…

China: Establishing Validity of 3D Printing in Pre-Planning for Early-Stage Lung Cancer Procedures

Researchers from China are exploring the feasibility of 3D printing for pre-planning of complex surgeries, detailing the results of their study, involving the data of 124 patients, in the recently…

Patient-Specific Anatomical Models for 3D Printing and AR/VR

Researchers from the US and Canada have released a supplement to their Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 hands-on 3D printing course, reviewing techniques for creating 3D printed cranio-maxillofacial…

Head & Neck Tumors: 3D Printing & Virtual Reality Aid in Surgical Planning

In the recently published ‘Combined application of virtual surgery and 3D printing technology in postoperative reconstruction of head and neck cancers,’ scientists from both the US and China collaborated on…

3D Printing for the Segmental Scapula Prosthesis  

In the recently published ‘Application of a three-dimensional printed segmental scapula prosthesis in the treatment of scapula tumors,’ authors Linglong Deng, Xing Zhao, Chi Wei, Wengiang Qu, Li Yu, and…

China: 3D Printed Models Aid in Treatment & Surgery for Hip Fractures

Researchers from the Department of Orthopedics Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University have recently published a study regarding a more effective approach for…

Chinese University of Hong Kong Studies 3D Printing for Heart Disease

In the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printing in structural heart disease and intervention,’ authors Yiting Fan, Randolph H.L. Wong, and Alex Pui-Wai Lee, all from The Chinese University of Hong Kong,…

Anatomics Tests 3D Printed SpineBox with 129 Patients

Australia’s Anatomics has been a leader in 3D printing for healthcare long before such technology hit the mainstream, garnering worldwide public attention. Founder Dr. Paul D’urso, a neurosurgeon at Epworth…

Florida: Advent Health Nicholson Center Opens 3D Printing Protoype Lab

Advent Health Nicholson Center of Celebration, FL, has just announced the launch of their Prototype Lab, an innovative new medical facility meant to encourage medical professionals in taking their ideas…

Mayo Clinic is Using 3D Printing to Teach the Next Generation of Spine Surgeons

Resident life is hard. After years of living, studying, and breathing medicine, they are finally one step closer to officially being able to practice. Medical residencies can take three years…

Interview with Elizabeth Rogers of Kuunda 3D and Daniel Martinez of Copper 3D on Copper 3D Antimicrobial 3D Printing

                        The 3D printing industry continues to experience more great gradual improvements. Special mention goes to the recent development…

Surgeons Turning to 3D Printing & Pre-Surgical Planning for Jaw Surgeries in Korea

In ‘Comparison of time and cost between conventional surgical planning and virtual surgical planning in orthognathic surgery in Korea,’ authors Si-Yeon Park, Dae-Seok Hwang, Jae-Min Song, and Uk-Kuy Kim explore…

3D Printing for Preoperative Management of Complex Orthopedic Cases

In the recently published, ‘Virtual preoperative planning and 3D printing are valuable for the management of complex orthopaedic trauma’ authors Abhishek Mishra, Tarun Verma, Abhishek Vaish, Riya Vaish, and Lalit…

Texas Researchers Find Success with 3D Printed Oral Stents

Texas researchers recently conducted a study regarding the use of 3D printed stents, outlining their findings in ‘Creating customized oral stents for head and neck radiotherapy using 3D scanning and…

Silicone 3D Printing Startup Spectroplast Completes CHF 1.5 Million Seed Round with AMV

Spectroplast AG, headquartered in Zurich, has just completed a CHF 1.5 million seed round with AM Ventures Holding GmbH (AMV), allowing them to move further ahead in silicone 3D printing….

3D Printed Medical Models for Hip Surgeries Prove to Be Helpful but Expensive

Researchers explore the efficacy of 3D printed pre-operative models for hip surgeries in the recently published ‘Advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing for pre-operative planning of revision hip surgery.’ Total…

Exploring the Benefits of 3D Printing for Hip Joints

In the recently published ‘Clinical Applications of 3-Dimensional Printing Technology in Hip Joint,’ authors Run‐zhi Xia BS, Zan‐jing Zhai MD, Yong‐yun Chang BS, and Hui‐wu Li MD explore current research…

Assessing the Effectiveness of 3D Printed Medical Models for Renal Surgeries

Catalina Lupulescu and Zhonghua Sun explore the valuable connection between 3D printing and progressive treatment for kidney patients in the recently published ‘A Systematic Review of the Clinical Value and…

Scientists Use 3D Printed Models to Further Congenital Heart Disease Studies

In the recently published ‘Accurate Congenital Heart Disease Model Generation for 3D Printing,’ researchers explore 3D printing for diagnosis, treatment, and planning in congenital heart disease (CHD) patients. CHD usually…

Penn State Professor Gets 1.5 Million Dollars for Research into Medical Projects

At universities across the United States, funding is helping academic research of scientific processes advance the medical field, especially when it comes to bioengineered tissues and organoids that could help…

3D Printing Medical Models for Preoperative Planning in Healing Tibial Plateau Fractures

3D printing plays a large role in the surgical planning process, outlined in ‘Preoperative Plan with 3D Printing in Internal and External Fixation for Complex Tibial Plateau Fractures,’ by Chinese…

3D Printed Medical Models Give Better Preoperative Education to Aneurysm Patients

In ‘Obtaining Informed Consent Using Patient Specific 3D Printing Cerebral Aneurysm Model,’ Korean researchers delve into an area that is becoming more well-known as a benefit of 3D printing, but…

Researchers Rely on 3D Printed Models & Surgical Guides for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Medical researchers and orthopedic surgeons in Taiwan at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital continue to explore better ways to heal bones and manage defects, with their findings outlined in the recently…