3d printed surgical models

New 3D Printed Organ Models Don't Just Look Like Real Organs, They Feel and React Like Them Too

New 3D Printed Organ Models Don't Just Look Like Real Organs, They Feel and React Like Them Too

There is plenty of evidence to show that 3D printed anatomical models greatly improve the outcomes of medical procedures. When surgeons can plan and practice an operation on a perfect 3D printed replica of a patient’s organ, surgeries tend to take less time, as does recovery. But there are still limitations to the 3D printed […]

There is plenty of evidence to show that 3D printed anatomical models greatly improve the outcomes of medical procedures. When surgeons can plan and practice an operation on a perfect 3D printed replica of a patient’s organ, surgeries tend to take less time, as...
3D Technologies Change the Face of Healthcare

3D Technologies Change the Face of Healthcare

Not a day goes by when we don’t see a story about how modern technology is changing the face of medicine. 3D technologies in particular are causing fundamental shifts both in what is possible for medicine to achieve and in the general manner in which its practice is approached. The changes made possible by these […]

Not a day goes by when we don’t see a story about how modern technology is changing the face of medicine. 3D technologies in particular are causing fundamental shifts both in what is possible for medicine to achieve and in the general manner in which its...
Tennessee Veterinarians Use 3D Printed Models for Pre-Surgical Planning and Practice

Tennessee Veterinarians Use 3D Printed Models for Pre-Surgical Planning and Practice

As owners of two cats and two fairly rambunctious dogs, my husband and I have paid our fair share of visits to the veterinarian. Most of the time, it’s only for their annual check-ups, but we’ve had a few scary trips over the years, like the time the dogs got into the Halloween candy or […]

As owners of two cats and two fairly rambunctious dogs, my husband and I have paid our fair share of visits to the veterinarian. Most of the time, it’s only for their annual check-ups, but we’ve had a few scary trips over the years, like the time the dogs...
The R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printing Anatomical Models

The R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printing Anatomical Models

Hospitals are beginning to integrate 3D printing technologies into their operations to better prepare surgeons for high-risk procedures. Practice makes perfect, but when it comes to healthcare, no two surgeries are exactly alike. Advanced software, medical imaging, and 3D printing technologies can now be used in conjunction to produce an anatomically correct model of a […]

Hospitals are beginning to integrate 3D printing technologies into their operations to better prepare surgeons for high-risk procedures. Practice makes perfect, but when it comes to healthcare, no two surgeries are exactly alike. Advanced software, medical imaging,...
Formerly Conjoined McDonald Twins Progressing and Hitting Milestones One Year Post-Op

Formerly Conjoined McDonald Twins Progressing and Hitting Milestones One Year Post-Op

One year ago this month in a 20-hour surgery, surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore (CHAM) in New York successfully separated young craniopagus twin boys Jadon and Anias McDonald, who had been born 13 months before with complex connected brains. Conjoined twins are pretty rare, but the McDonald twins were even more so because they were fused […]

One year ago this month in a 20-hour surgery, surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore (CHAM) in New York successfully separated young craniopagus twin boys Jadon and Anias McDonald, who had been born 13 months before with complex connected brains. Conjoined...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. Within hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed synthetics.  According to the Industry ARC, global revenue in healthcare 3D printing is expected to reach $1 billion by 2019. Although it is mostly used for […]

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. Within hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed synthetics.  According to the Industry ARC, global revenue in...
Chinese Hospital Fights Cancer; 3D Printed Surgical Models Allow Safety & Precision

Chinese Hospital Fights Cancer; 3D Printed Surgical Models Allow Safety & Precision

Countries, governments, and leaders around the world do not always see eye to eye on everything, to say the least. When it comes to cancer though, nearly all of us have been affected and are hoping for a cure–no matter where we live. While most of us are relegated to donating and helping to raise […]

Countries, governments, and leaders around the world do not always see eye to eye on everything, to say the least. When it comes to cancer though, nearly all of us have been affected and are hoping for a cure–no matter where we live. While most of us are...
South Korean Surgeons Use 3D Printed Guides for Removing Cancer & Rebuilding Jawbone in One Surgery

South Korean Surgeons Use 3D Printed Guides for Removing Cancer & Rebuilding Jawbone in One Surgery

If you or a loved one have been affected by cancer, then you know how devastating the disease can be, taking millions of lives around the world each year. As so many individuals offer whatever support they can, and researchers diligently work to find cures and better treatments, new technology is helping to give patients […]

If you or a loved one have been affected by cancer, then you know how devastating the disease can be, taking millions of lives around the world each year. As so many individuals offer whatever support they can, and researchers diligently work to find cures and better...
Formerly Conjoined Babies Doing Well After Surgery with Some 3D Printed Help from 3D Systems

Formerly Conjoined Babies Doing Well After Surgery with Some 3D Printed Help from 3D Systems

Having triplets is rare, but what’s even more rare is for two of those triplets to be born conjoined. In fact, the odds of that particular situation happening are 50 million to one. Moreover, there’s only a six percent chance that siblings will be born conjoined near the hips, but Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres met […]

Having triplets is rare, but what’s even more rare is for two of those triplets to be born conjoined. In fact, the odds of that particular situation happening are 50 million to one. Moreover, there’s only a six percent chance that siblings will be born...
New Study Results Show That 3D Printed Surgical Models Can Equal Major Cost and Time Savings

New Study Results Show That 3D Printed Surgical Models Can Equal Major Cost and Time Savings

Having personal experience with the typically agonizing time spent in a waiting room while a loved one undergoes surgery, I am a big fan of anything that safely reduces the amount of time patients have to spend on an operating table, including 3D printed surgical models for training and planning purposes. Medical models, specifically patient-specific ones, […]

Having personal experience with the typically agonizing time spent in a waiting room while a loved one undergoes surgery, I am a big fan of anything that safely reduces the amount of time patients have to spend on an operating table, including 3D printed surgical...
3D Printed Nose Models Show What to Expect from a Rhinoplasty

3D Printed Nose Models Show What to Expect from a Rhinoplasty

Each year, several hundred thousand people in the United States undergo rhinoplasties, or, as they’re more commonly known, nose jobs. Why are these procedures so common? It’s understandable, in a way – the nose is the central feature of the face, and if a person truly dislikes his or her nose, it can be hard […]

Each year, several hundred thousand people in the United States undergo rhinoplasties, or, as they’re more commonly known, nose jobs. Why are these procedures so common? It’s understandable, in a way – the nose is the central feature of the face, and...
3DVinci Creations Helps Dubai Hospital Save a Patient's Life with a 3D Printed Model

3DVinci Creations Helps Dubai Hospital Save a Patient's Life with a 3D Printed Model

There may not be any location we cover more frequently in the 3D printing world than Dubai. 3D printing is becoming deeply integrated into just about every facet of society in the UAE city-state, and lately that has been especially evident in the medical field. Recently, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) made headlines when it […]

There may not be any location we cover more frequently in the 3D printing world than Dubai. 3D printing is becoming deeply integrated into just about every facet of society in the UAE city-state, and lately that has been especially evident in the medical field....
Materialise aMace Technology Leads to 3D Printed Hip Implants for Five New Patients

Materialise aMace Technology Leads to 3D Printed Hip Implants for Five New Patients

Headquartered in Belgium, Materialise allows specialists around the world to innovate, due to their strides in 3D software and 3D printing. The Materialise team does not just provide the software and hardware though. Their team is often behind the engineering of 3D printed models meant not just to impress, but often to change lives. The […]

Headquartered in Belgium, Materialise allows specialists around the world to innovate, due to their strides in 3D software and 3D printing. The Materialise team does not just provide the software and hardware though. Their team is often behind the engineering of 3D...
3D Printing Saves the Lives of UAE Children with Congenital Heart Disease

3D Printing Saves the Lives of UAE Children with Congenital Heart Disease

The United Arab Emirates is a commonly mentioned location in the 3D printing world. The country, and in particular its city-state of Dubai, is on a mission to become a world leader in 3D printing, but the UAE is also a leader in a far more worrisome area – congenital heart disease. According to Dr. […]

The United Arab Emirates is a commonly mentioned location in the 3D printing world. The country, and in particular its city-state of Dubai, is on a mission to become a world leader in 3D printing, but the UAE is also a leader in a far more worrisome area –...
Materialise's 3D Printing and Imaging Technology Helps Medical Professionals in Clinical Trials

Materialise's 3D Printing and Imaging Technology Helps Medical Professionals in Clinical Trials

When it comes to medical products, whether it’s a drug or a device, almost nothing gets to market without being tested extensively in clinical trials first. It’s a long, often expensive process to bring a new medical product to the public, but several medical professionals in the United States have found that process to be […]

When it comes to medical products, whether it’s a drug or a device, almost nothing gets to market without being tested extensively in clinical trials first. It’s a long, often expensive process to bring a new medical product to the public, but several...
Hollywood & Johns Hopkins University Revolutionize Brain Operation Simulations With 3D Printing

Hollywood & Johns Hopkins University Revolutionize Brain Operation Simulations With 3D Printing

In April, Hollywood special effects experts and a group of computer engineers and neurosurgeons from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) led a collaborative project to develop a more efficient ecosystem wherein surgeons can perform simulated delicate and minimally invasive brain operations. Prior to the introduction of the collaborative project between JHUSM and […]

In April, Hollywood special effects experts and a group of computer engineers and neurosurgeons from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) led a collaborative project to develop a more efficient ecosystem wherein surgeons can perform simulated...
Stratasys 3D Printing Advances Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stratasys 3D Printing Advances Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

As humans, our faces are very important to us. I’m not talking about in a physical sense, although that is certainly true as well, but in terms of how they form and are formed by our identities. Having a damaged or deformed face can be profoundly disturbing to its owner, even if the facial difference […]

As humans, our faces are very important to us. I’m not talking about in a physical sense, although that is certainly true as well, but in terms of how they form and are formed by our identities. Having a damaged or deformed face can be profoundly disturbing to...
Cardiac Experts Make Case for Increased Use of 3D Printed Heart Models

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 model changed the course of the surgery, Dr. Bramlet was sold on the technology for good. He decided to begin building a digital library of […]

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 model changed the course of the surgery, Dr. Bramlet was sold on the technology...
UK Hospital Uses 3D Printed Molds to Make a New Jaw for a Cancer Survivor

UK Hospital Uses 3D Printed Molds to Make a New Jaw for a Cancer Survivor

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never a good thing, and even if you beat the disease, there can be lasting health effects. 53-year-old HGV driver and father Stephen Waterhouse, who lives in the UK, was told he had throat cancer in his right tonsil nearly a decade ago. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy helped him conquer the potentially […]

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never a good thing, and even if you beat the disease, there can be lasting health effects. 53-year-old HGV driver and father Stephen Waterhouse, who lives in the UK, was told he had throat cancer in his right tonsil nearly a decade ago....
3D Printed Model Provides Assistance in Young Boy's Complex Heart Surgery

3D Printed Model Provides Assistance in Young Boy's Complex Heart Surgery

When Katrina Bradley went to her doctor for an ultrasound, she was four months pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately, it was during that ultrasound that she learned that her baby was afflicted with a heart defect so severe that the predictions were more than 95% against the possibility of his survival. This devastating news left […]

When Katrina Bradley went to her doctor for an ultrasound, she was four months pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately, it was during that ultrasound that she learned that her baby was afflicted with a heart defect so severe that the predictions were more than...
Healthcare Technology Firm axial3D Responds to Surge in Demand for 3D Printed Medical Models and Opens New Facility in Belfast

Healthcare Technology Firm axial3D Responds to Surge in Demand for 3D Printed Medical Models and Opens New Facility in Belfast

It’s one thing for surgeons and doctors to prepare for medical procedures by studying up ahead of time by reading books and studies and articles, or maybe watching videos of the procedure being performed elsewhere. That’s all well and good, if you’re a visual or auditory learner. But what about the tactile, or kinesthetic, learners? […]

It’s one thing for surgeons and doctors to prepare for medical procedures by studying up ahead of time by reading books and studies and articles, or maybe watching videos of the procedure being performed elsewhere. That’s all well and good, if you’re...
3D Printing Helped Welsh Professor to Develop Award-Winning Trauma Simulator for Military Surgeons

3D Printing Helped Welsh Professor to Develop Award-Winning Trauma Simulator for Military Surgeons

People can train for war and disaster – that’s what they do in the military, after all, and in the fields of emergency response and medicine. No matter how much you train, however, nothing can ever quite prepare you for what happens when a bomb actually hits. But a professor from Swansea University has come very […]

People can train for war and disaster – that’s what they do in the military, after all, and in the fields of emergency response and medicine. No matter how much you train, however, nothing can ever quite prepare you for what happens when a bomb actually...
Team of Surgeons and Engineers Create FabLab, Accelerate Development of 3D Printing Technology in Madrid Hospital

Team of Surgeons and Engineers Create FabLab, Accelerate Development of 3D Printing Technology in Madrid Hospital

The Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid is known for being an excellent teaching and research hospital in addition to the great care it provides its patients. It’s also a technologically advanced facility, and that’s thanks in part to a group of surgeons and engineers who have spearheaded the integration of 3D technology into the […]

The Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid is known for being an excellent teaching and research hospital in addition to the great care it provides its patients. It’s also a technologically advanced facility, and that’s thanks in part to...
3D Printed Models in the Operating Room: 3D Systems Brings Technology to Surgeons

3D Printed Models in the Operating Room: 3D Systems Brings Technology to Surgeons

Thanks to 3D modeling and 3D printing technologies, we are seeing advances in cases that have a direct impact on individual lives — increasingly appearing thanks to advances in surgical capabilities. Cooperation between facilities like 3D Systems‘ advanced Healthcare Technology Center in Littleton, Colorado and operating rooms in world-class hospitals is leading to more prepared surgeons […]

Thanks to 3D modeling and 3D printing technologies, we are seeing advances in cases that have a direct impact on individual lives — increasingly appearing thanks to advances in surgical capabilities. Cooperation between facilities like 3D Systems‘...
University of Rochester Medical Center: New 3D Printed Medical Models for Training Even Bleed

University of Rochester Medical Center: New 3D Printed Medical Models for Training Even Bleed

Throughout the centuries, medical students (and their teachers) have had to be very creative in finding ways to train for surgeries, as well as the most elementary procedures like stitching up wounds. From using cadavers—a rather gruesome but helpful practice—to use of a variety of models with different textures, obviously the best experience is in actually […]

Throughout the centuries, medical students (and their teachers) have had to be very creative in finding ways to train for surgeries, as well as the most elementary procedures like stitching up wounds. From using cadavers—a rather gruesome but helpful practice—to use...
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