3d printed surgical planning models

3D Printing Aids in Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Toddler Son

3D Printing Aids in Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Toddler Son

Each year, over 2.4 million patients in acute and specialist hospital and community services are treated through Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. Often for surgical planning purposes, surgeons across the Trust rely on multi-material 3D printing with technology from Stratasys. Planning out surgeries ahead of time […]

Each year, over 2.4 million patients in acute and specialist hospital and community services are treated through Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. Often for surgical planning purposes, surgeons across the...
Physicians and Engineers Use 3D Printing and Modeling to Determine Which Surgical Approach is Best in Aortic Valve Replacements

Physicians and Engineers Use 3D Printing and Modeling to Determine Which Surgical Approach is Best in Aortic Valve Replacements

We’ve seen 3D printed heart valve models used for training purposes before, as well as 3D printed patient-specific heart valve models and aortas used in pre-surgical planning. The latter is what physicians from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and biomedical engineers from the university’s College of Engineering are focusing on – using 3D printing and personalized modeling […]

We’ve seen 3D printed heart valve models used for training purposes before, as well as 3D printed patient-specific heart valve models and aortas used in pre-surgical planning. The latter is what physicians from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and...
3D Systems and Stryker Partner Up for Virtual Surgical Planning Distribution Partnership

3D Systems and Stryker Partner Up for Virtual Surgical Planning Distribution Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership between 3D Systems and Stryker that was just announced this morning, surgeons specializing in craniomaxillofacial (CMF) procedures will be able to save hours in the operating room by combining anatomical models and 3D Systems’ Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) service, which will improve the results for the patient. This exclusive distribution […]

Thanks to a new partnership between 3D Systems and Stryker that was just announced this morning, surgeons specializing in craniomaxillofacial (CMF) procedures will be able to save hours in the operating room by combining anatomical models and 3D Systems’ Virtual...
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...
3D Printing & Healthcare: #3DTalk New York Panel to Discuss Medical 3D Printing

3D Printing & Healthcare: #3DTalk New York Panel to Discuss Medical 3D Printing

3D printing has been making a huge impact on the medical field over the last few years. The technology has worked its way into every nearly area of healthcare, saving lives and reducing pain. 3D printed anatomical models are allowing surgeons to plan their operations ahead of time, giving them a better idea of how […]

3D printing has been making a huge impact on the medical field over the last few years. The technology has worked its way into every nearly area of healthcare, saving lives and reducing pain. 3D printed anatomical models are allowing surgeons to plan their operations...
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...
First Robotic Spinal Surgery in France Helps Little Boy with Severe Scoliosis Sit Up Straight

First Robotic Spinal Surgery in France Helps Little Boy with Severe Scoliosis Sit Up Straight

If you thought an autonomous robot dentist implanting 3D printed teeth into a patient’s mouth was astoundingly innovative and maybe a little scary, buckle your seat belt – for the first time, a robot has completed spinal surgery on a child with severe progressive scoliosis. The groundbreaking surgery took place at the University Hospital of Amiens […]

If you thought an autonomous robot dentist implanting 3D printed teeth into a patient’s mouth was astoundingly innovative and maybe a little scary, buckle your seat belt – for the first time, a robot has completed spinal surgery on a child with severe...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs Group receives an additional BGF investment and Robo is raising capital for additional production runs. LiquidPlanner is partnering with P3 Group to deliver project management […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs Group receives an additional BGF investment and Robo is raising capital for additional production...
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 Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week – March 11, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week – March 11, 2017

In this week’s edition of “Stories We Missed,” we’ve got the latest 3D printing news from the medical sector, an artistic Kickstarter campaign, and more. Stratasys is 3D printing pediatric heart models for 200 patients in a clinical study, while Italy-based CRP Technology prepares to showcase its high-performance Windform materials at the 2017 JEC World show […]

In this week’s edition of “Stories We Missed,” we’ve got the latest 3D printing news from the medical sector, an artistic Kickstarter campaign, and more. Stratasys is 3D printing pediatric heart models for 200 patients in a clinical study,...
Bringing Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Together for Surgical Planning — A Few Questions For: EchoPixel

Bringing Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Together for Surgical Planning — A Few Questions For: EchoPixel

Medical applications for 3D technologies simply never cease to amaze me. The intricacies of the human body are best served by a three-dimensional understanding, which flat CT or MRI scans cannot produce. It is to this end that we see an ever-increasing number of medical professionals turning to high-tech solutions for their patient-specific concerns. Among […]

Medical applications for 3D technologies simply never cease to amaze me. The intricacies of the human body are best served by a three-dimensional understanding, which flat CT or MRI scans cannot produce. It is to this end that we see an ever-increasing number of...
Medical Student Creates Patient-Specific 3D Printed Liver Model for Less Than $150

Medical Student Creates Patient-Specific 3D Printed Liver Model for Less Than $150

While researchers continue working hard to make readily available 3D printed organs a reality, we know that it likely won’t happen, at least not on a massively available and low-cost scale, for quite some time. However, 3D printing technology is often used in surgery these days, from surgical guides to implants to patient-specific medical models. Recently, a team developed […]

While researchers continue working hard to make readily available 3D printed organs a reality, we know that it likely won’t happen, at least not on a massively available and low-cost scale, for quite some time. However, 3D printing technology is often used in...
The Ottawa Hospital is the First in Canada to Open an Integrated 3D Printing Program

The Ottawa Hospital is the First in Canada to Open an Integrated 3D Printing Program

3D printing in the medical field can be found all over the world, from Dubai to Africa and from Ireland to the United States, and now to Canada as well. The Ottawa Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to institute an integrated 3D printing program, used for education, surgical planning, and research. The centerpiece of the […]

3D printing in the medical field can be found all over the world, from Dubai to Africa and from Ireland to the United States, and now to Canada as well. The Ottawa Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to institute an integrated 3D printing program, used for...
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...
Twin Babies No Longer Joined at the Brain Thanks to 3D Technology

Twin Babies No Longer Joined at the Brain Thanks to 3D Technology

Conjoined twins are extremely rare, and often don’t survive long past birth. The parents of those who do survive are faced with a choice: risk having the children separated in a surgery that could be fatal to one or both, or allow them to remain attached and face serious challenges in functioning throughout life? It’s […]

Conjoined twins are extremely rare, and often don’t survive long past birth. The parents of those who do survive are faced with a choice: risk having the children separated in a surgery that could be fatal to one or both, or allow them to remain attached and...
3D Printed Prostate Glands Aid in More Accurate Diagnosis and Surgical Care

3D Printed Prostate Glands Aid in More Accurate Diagnosis and Surgical Care

While originally conceived of as a way to help surgeons with complicated or extremely delicate surgical procedures, doctors are discovering some unexpected benefits from using 3D printed replicas of patients organs for surgical-preplanning for more common surgeries. So much of the surgical techniques that are used today involve surgical pre-planning using MRI or CT data, […]

While originally conceived of as a way to help surgeons with complicated or extremely delicate surgical procedures, doctors are discovering some unexpected benefits from using 3D printed replicas of patients organs for surgical-preplanning for more common surgeries....
Alder Hey Is First UK Hospital to Use 3D Printed Model in Operating Theatre

Alder Hey Is First UK Hospital to Use 3D Printed Model in Operating Theatre

The UK’s Alder Hey Charity Hospital has recently raised a whopping £620,000 for its state of the art Research, Education, and Innovation Centre. This Centre, which opened in October 2015 and is being called the “Institute in the Park,” promises to be a cutting edge innovation hub for children’s healthcare technology. And when we, 3D printing readers, […]

The UK’s Alder Hey Charity Hospital has recently raised a whopping £620,000 for its state of the art Research, Education, and Innovation Centre. This Centre, which opened in October 2015 and is being called the “Institute in the Park,” promises to be...
Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children: Doctors Design Patient-Specific 3D Printed Heart Models for Complex Surgical Training

Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children: Doctors Design Patient-Specific 3D Printed Heart Models for Complex Surgical Training

Just imagine the pressure of being in an operating room, holding the life of a child in your hands, with family members to answer to, as you proceed with an intricate surgery on a delicate and tiny heart. Surgeons normally train for years before they are allowed into an operating room to participate or lead […]

Just imagine the pressure of being in an operating room, holding the life of a child in your hands, with family members to answer to, as you proceed with an intricate surgery on a delicate and tiny heart. Surgeons normally train for years before they are allowed into...
UAE Hospital First in the Middle East to Use 3D Printed Models: Reassuring Patients About to Undergo Plastic Surgery

UAE Hospital First in the Middle East to Use 3D Printed Models: Reassuring Patients About to Undergo Plastic Surgery

When you hear the terms “cosmetic surgery” or “plastic surgery,” your mind likely goes immediately to Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers, or countless other celebrities who have thrown billions of dollars at the industry in desperate attempts to turn back the clock or make themselves more “pleasing” to look at. The mere mention of cosmetic or […]

When you hear the terms “cosmetic surgery” or “plastic surgery,” your mind likely goes immediately to Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers, or countless other celebrities who have thrown billions of dollars at the industry in desperate attempts to turn...
Another Patient’s Life Saved by 3D Printing: Model of Brain Aneurysm Lets Surgeons Prepare for Delicate Procedure

Another Patient’s Life Saved by 3D Printing: Model of Brain Aneurysm Lets Surgeons Prepare for Delicate Procedure

Teresa Flint knew something was wrong when she began getting severe headaches accompanied by vision loss. The mother of three was referred to Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute, where she was given some terrifying news: she had a life-threatening brain aneurysm. According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 500,000 people die from aneurysms each year, and, […]

Teresa Flint knew something was wrong when she began getting severe headaches accompanied by vision loss. The mother of three was referred to Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute, where she was given some terrifying news: she had a life-threatening brain...
World’s Most Complex Face Transplant Operation Made Possible with 3D Modeling & 3D Printing

World’s Most Complex Face Transplant Operation Made Possible with 3D Modeling & 3D Printing

Fourteen years ago, 27-year-old volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison responded with his colleagues to a call for the Senatobia Fire Department in northwest Mississippi. Inside a burning mobile home on September 5, 2001, searching for one of the homeowners, Hardison was caught as the ceiling collapsed on his second trip into the flaming structure. His mask melted, […]

Fourteen years ago, 27-year-old volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison responded with his colleagues to a call for the Senatobia Fire Department in northwest Mississippi. Inside a burning mobile home on September 5, 2001, searching for one of the homeowners, Hardison...
Doctors in Australia’s Peninsula Health Hospital System are Bringing 3D Printing to the Bedside

Doctors in Australia’s Peninsula Health Hospital System are Bringing 3D Printing to the Bedside

There have been a lot of news stories lately about advanced 3D modeling software and 3D printing technology being used to aid doctors with surgical pre-planning or to help them understand the nature of a specific patient’s needs. 3D printed hearts, 3D printed livers and even a highly realistic 3D printed brain have all been […]

There have been a lot of news stories lately about advanced 3D modeling software and 3D printing technology being used to aid doctors with surgical pre-planning or to help them understand the nature of a specific patient’s needs. 3D printed hearts, 3D printed...
3D Printed Liver Models Save Lives at Cleveland Clinic

3D Printed Liver Models Save Lives at Cleveland Clinic

Every city has its points of pride, and, when you’re a Rust Belt town with a rough history, those points of pride become huge. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding areas, and I’ve watched the city evolve from the “mistake on the lake” to one of the country’s top cities […]

Every city has its points of pride, and, when you’re a Rust Belt town with a rough history, those points of pride become huge. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding areas, and I’ve watched the city evolve from the “mistake on...
3D Printed Surgical Models Just Got More Realistic Thanks to Fractured FX and Boston Children’s Hospital

3D Printed Surgical Models Just Got More Realistic Thanks to Fractured FX and Boston Children’s Hospital

I went to a tiny liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere, with no bars within walking distance, so that meant that a lot of time was spent in my friends’ dorm rooms watching movies. As most of my friends were guys, those movies were most often terrible, dated cult horror films with laughable […]

I went to a tiny liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere, with no bars within walking distance, so that meant that a lot of time was spent in my friends’ dorm rooms watching movies. As most of my friends were guys, those movies were most often terrible,...
First Realistic Brain Model 3D Printed to Aid with Surgical Procedure

First Realistic Brain Model 3D Printed to Aid with Surgical Procedure

A surgical procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation involves inserting electrodes into a patient’s brain to relieve symptoms related to conditions like Parkinson’s, tremors, extreme OCD or some varieties of chronic pain. While the procedure isn’t as dangerous as it sounds, it is quite complicated and needs to be carefully planned. Unfortunately, the brain is a […]

A surgical procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation involves inserting electrodes into a patient’s brain to relieve symptoms related to conditions like Parkinson’s, tremors, extreme OCD or some varieties of chronic pain. While the procedure isn’t as...
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