Canadian Government Invests in Adaptiiv and Its 3D Printed, Patient-Specific Boluses

To make sure that cancer patients are getting the full strength of their radiation treatment directed exactly where it is most needed, a device called a bolus can be used…

Hybrid 3D Printing for Lung Model with Tumors Reduces Surgery Time

Time and again, we see 3D printing used in the medical field to reduce procedure times, save money, and make surgery safer. Using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT…

Studying How Disease Metastasizes Using a Lifelike Cancer Environment Created with 3D Jet Writing

It’s probably safe to say that most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether in being diagnosed themselves or watching a loved one battle the…

3D Printed Spermbots Used as Drug Delivery Systems to Fight Cervical Cancer

We’ve seen 3D printing used to both test for and even work to eliminate male infertility, but now, some of the same researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN) at…

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,…

Custom 3D Printed Boluses Increase Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that radiation is a stressful process. It’s nothing like what I would have imagined, which is not surprising because the sum total…

Welsh Medical Team Combines Bone Grafts and 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Jaw Reconstruction

Last year, researchers at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales introduced the ADEPT (Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment) project, which was designed for patients suffering from diseases or significant…

Surgeons in China Remove Patient’s Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as…

Texas Researchers to Use 3D Imaging and 3D Printing to Help Pelvic Surgery Patients Recover Faster

Dr. B.J. Fregly is a mechanical engineer by background, but his work has affected the medical field as much as that of some medical doctors. Dr. Fregly has spent decades…

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