Medical 3-D Printing

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for 3D printing, also referred to as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing. 3-D printing is used in medicine to aid complex procedural guidance, procedure planning and medical education involving unique cases or disease states.

3D Systems Earns Additional FDA Clearance for D2P Medical 3-D Printing Software

3D Systems’ D2P FDA-cleared software allows clinicians to 3-D-print diagnostic patient-specific anatomic models. Image courtesy of 3D Systems.

Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 — 3D Systems has received additional U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for...
A 3-D printed tungsten pre-clinical X-ray system collimator. 3D printed, additive manufacturing for medical imaging.

A 3-D printed tungsten pre-clinical X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished. Previously, making collimators from Tungsten was labor intensive because it required working with sheets of the metal to create the collimator matrix. 

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | September 04, 2019 | By Steve Jeffery
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Smoldering Spots in the Brain May Signal Severe MS

NIH researchers found that dark rimmed spots representing ongoing, “smoldering” inflammation, may be a hallmark of more disabling forms of multiple sclerosis. Image courtesy of Reich lab, NIH/NINDS.

News | Neuro Imaging | August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019 — Aided by a high-powered brain scanner and a...
Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carrie Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new...
Bioprinting research from the lab of Rice University bioengineer Jordan Miller featured a proof-of-principle — a scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac with airways and blood vessels that never touch yet still provide oxygen to red blood cells.

Bioprinting research from the lab of Rice University bioengineer Jordan Miller featured a proof-of-principle — a scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac with airways and blood vessels that never touch yet still provide oxygen to red blood cells. Image courtesy of Jordan Miller/Rice University.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | May 03, 2019
May 3, 2019 — Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to...
Videos | Orthopedic Imaging | March 05, 2019
This is an example of a 3-D printed pelvis that had multiple hip fractures and a second printed pelvis is from a post...
Synopsys Releases Simpleware ScanIP Medical Software for 3-D Printing
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019 — Smart technology company Synopsys recently announced the release of the Synopsys Simpleware ScanIP...
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Partners With Philips for Health IT and Clinical Informatics
News | Enterprise Imaging | January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019 – Philips announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has chosen to implement the company’s...
Materialise and Carestream Deploying Zero-Footprint Surgical Planning Solution
News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018 — Materialise, in collaboration with Carestream Health, is developing a work-in-progress zero-...
GE Healthcare Partners With Department of Veterans Affairs to Accelerate 3-D Printing
News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018 — GE Healthcare and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Washington, recently announced a partnership...
3D Systems Announces On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018 — 3D Systems announced availability of its new On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service. This new service...
Nemours Children's Health System Uses 3-D Printing to Deliver Personalized Care
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 – Nemours Children’s Health System, a Florida-based health system with locations in six states,  is now...
Materialise First Company to Receive FDA Clearance for Diagnostic 3-D-Printed Anatomical Models
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018 — Materialise NV became the first company in the world to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...
3-D Printed Models Improve Medical Student Training
News | Medical 3-D Printing | March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018 — A relatively inexpensive...
AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Announce 2017 Putting Patients First Grant Winners
News | Patient Engagement | February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018 — The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) and Canon Medical Systems recently announced...
3D Systems Introduces DICOM to 3-D Printing Functionality at RSNA 2017
News | Medical 3-D Printing | January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018 – At the 2017 annual meeting of the ...
RSNA 2017 Celebrates Innovation in Radiology
News | Radiology Imaging | January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018 — The Radiological Society of North America’s ...
3-D-Printed Prosthetic Implants Could Improve Treatment for Hearing Loss

Size comparison between 3-D printed prosthesis implant and a penny.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 — Researchers using...