China: 3D Printed Vertebral Body Used to Reconstruct Upper Cervical Spine of 9 Patients

Primary osseous spinal tumors make up roughly 5% of all primary bone tumors, and reconstruction is required to restore the spine’s integrity and stability. However, it’s hard to reconstruct this…

3D Printed Guide and Titanium Implant Help Surgeons Reconstruct Patient’s Pelvic Bone

Cancer patients with pelvic sarcomas need a large bone transplantation and implant fixation after resection of the bone defect, but complex implant systems often fall apart in many patients shortly…

Japan: Real-Time Tumor Tracking & Quality Assurance with 3D Printed Phantoms & Moving Robotic Platform

Researchers from Yamaguchi University in Japan enrolled three lung cancer patients in a study about their work assessing a dynamic moving phantom system that can reproduce patient anatomy and 3D…

3D Printed Monolithic Device Acts as Trap to Isolate Cancer Cells

International researchers have recently developed a method for capturing blood cells to isolate tumors, using a novel liquid biopsy device that functions as a 3D printed cell trap. This technique…

A 3D Printed Prosthesis Helps a Brazilian Mother Recover her “Missing Piece”

Denise Vicentin is a 52-year-old Brazilian mother who lost her right eye due to skin cancer in 2010, which also left her with a gaping hole in her face and…

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…

Florida Atlantic University Researcher Reviews Different Esophageal Stents, Including the 3D Printed Variety

Ranking sixth among all types of cancer in mortality, esophageal cancer kills about 16,000 people in the US annually, with about 500,000 new cases diagnosed around the world last year…

Indian Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Make Custom Pelvic Implant and Surgical Guidance Jigs

Chondromyxoid fibroma, or CMF, is a rare, benign bone tumor that’s typically found in the bones of legs, arms, feet, hands, fingers, and toes and occurs most often between the…

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