3d printing and surgical planning

Axial3D & Fast Radius Offer DICOM-to-Print Anatomical Model 3D Printing Service for Surgical Planning

We’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it seems like there’s at least a small light at the end of the tunnel as businesses and services begin…

3D Modeling & 3D Printing Can Improve THA Diagnosis, Classification, & Surgical Planning

The Electronic Presentation Online System, or EPOS, is the European Society of Radiology‘s electronic database for scientific exhibits. A group of researchers published in EPOS about their work using 3D…

Can a 3D Printed Model Improve the Outcome of Complex Tibial Plateau Fracture Surgery?

A complex tibial plateau fracture, mainly caused by high-energy injuries, affects the knee and generally means the person is unable to walk. If that isn’t hard enough, all kinds of…

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…

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 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…

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…

Anatomiz3D Partners with Incredible AM to Deliver 3D Printed Patient-Specific Healthcare Solutions

From implant molds, prosthetics, and surgical and educational models to surgical guides and patient-specific surgical models, Mumbai-based medical 3D printing company Anatomiz3D Medtech Private Limited has worked with many aspects of medical 3D…

RAPID + TCT: Learning About 3D Printing in Point-of-Care Manufacturing

Continuing with our dive into this week’s busy RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, the third keynote, sponsored by Materialise and held Wednesday morning, centered on point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, a topic we’ve…

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…

SME Examines Point-of-Care Manufacturing Enabled by 3D Printing

Point-of-care (POC) is a nontraditional form of manufacturing. The just-in-time creation of things like 3D printed surgical instruments and guides, anatomical models, scaffolds, and prosthetics based on patients’ personal medical…

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…

3D Printed Prostate Model Helped London Hospital Plan Out Robotic Surgery Ahead of International Live Broadcast

We often see 3D printing technology used in collaboration with robotic surgeries…but how would you like it if the world was watching it happen? The Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24-Hour Event,…

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…

Discounted Rates Still Available for Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit on Medical and Dental 3D Printing

By now, most people are at least marginally familiar with 3D printing – they’ve heard of it, and they know that it’s doing more important things than just churning out…

The Top Ten Most Significant 3D Printed Things: The Results Are In

First I came up with a list of the 10 most significant 3D printed things, then this list was expanded upon to include 24 and you could vote to determine…

Vote for the Most Significant 3D Printed Thing in the World 2017

Soooo….a few weeks ago I released the definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things. It turned out that sadly some mere mortals did in fact disagree with me. I’ve decided…

Materialise Uses Advanced Visualization and 3D Printed Surgical Guides in Successful Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

Imagine you’re at the dentist’s office, having a routine cleaning and checkup, and the dental hygienist finds a tumor in your mouth. It sounds like a bad dream, but it…

Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Surgical Guides for Pediatric Ulna and Radius Osteotomies

One of the many industries that Belgium-based Materialise provides 3D printing solutions for is the healthcare sector. After announcing a partnership with medical product development company Kapstone Medical and a five-year deal…

Madrid Hospital Successfully Implants Catheter in 3D Printed Heart Model

The technologically advanced Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, located in Madrid, has been a 3D printing technology champion for the last several years, implementing a hospital FabLab and collaborating with several…

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…

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,…

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…

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…